Creamy Lemon Wine Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes

creamy lemon wine chicken We are a chicken house. There are a ka-billion things you can do with it. Here is another chicken dish that my whole family loves. You can add so many things to this recipe. I just use what I have on hand. Mushrooms and capers would have been divine. Its also a very healthy dish, only 2 table spoons of butter ( gasp). And like 90 % of the time, I used whole grain pasta. I hope you are also using whole grain! I had the opportunity to be on a conference call with Bob Greene(Oprah’s Trainer) with some other fine food bloggers about a month ago and he gave us some valuable information. If you haven’t yet made the switch to whole grain pasta, now is your chance. Barilla is having their Whole Grain Taste Challenge. If you buy their pasta and are not satisfied, they will replace it with your favorite box of pasta. So, there is nothing to loose!

Printable Recipe

1 pound of your favorite pasta, cooked and drained
2 pints cherry tomatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 onion, sliced thinly
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons butter
4 Tablespoons flour
2 cups Chicken Stock
1/2 cup White Wine
Juice from 1 1/2 – 2 lemons
6 oz baby spinach
2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, chopped
Salt and Pepper

Pre heat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat
In a medium bowl toss tomatoes with enough olive oil to coat and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place on baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes or until the tomatoes start to pop open, stirring occasionally.
While the tomatoes are roasting…
In a large pot, coat the bottom with olive oil.
Over medium heat saute the onions until starting to brown, stirring often.
Add the butter.
Add the chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper
Cook for about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for another minute
Add the flour and cook while stirring for 2 minutes(to cook out the flour taste)
Stir together the chicken stock, wine and lemon juice
Slowly add the wine mixture to the chicken, stirring any brown bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Toss is the spinach to wilt. Once the spinach is wilted in the sauce add the parsley.

Salt and Pepper to taste
Serve over pasta and top with the roasted tomatoes


  1. 1

    Oh my my my, I just ate dinner, but now I know what I want for tomorrow's meal…

  2. 2

    Great pasta recipe. I could eat pasta or chicken every night.

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    β™₯peachkinsβ™₯ says:

    I love the addition of roasted tomatoes..

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    This sounds AMAZING! I am bookmarking it to make very soon. We are a chicken family as well, and LOVE whole wheat pasta!

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    TheFitnessFreak says:

    This is a great, versatile recipe! It would actually be a great Clean Eating recipe. I'll have to play around with it, thanks : )

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    We're a chicken house too. πŸ™‚ And yes, we eat whole grain pasta MOST of the time. Your lemon chicken sounds wonderful- I think lemon perks up chicken dishes sooo much. (And that little bit of wine won't hurt!)

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    We are also a chicken house (much to my husband's dismay!) This recipe looks fantastic! I try to use whole grain pasta as much as possible, especially for spaghetti. I've found that Barilla really is the best brand for it – the most like 'regular' pasta!

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    We have been eating whole grains for 25 years, even before they TASTED good! NOW they taste FABU! Hubby would love this chicken and "ONLY" 2 tablespoons of butter! holy moly Les! hahah practically butter free! hahh
    You just crack me up!
    The other Les!

  9. 9

    This sounds easy and I love your presentation πŸ™‚

  10. 10

    Yum! This looks delicious =D. I love simple pasta recipes for dinner!

  11. 11

    Oh that sounds so good πŸ˜‰ Can't wait to try it.

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    a conference call with bob greene? wtf? are you like in bev hills now? geeez, can I have your autograph? screw the chicken let's have bob greene ;-P

  13. 13

    Looks great Leslie!!!

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    This one sounds like a crowd pleaser!

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    Putting this on the list for Monday's dinner!!

  16. 16

    Looks fantastic as always!! I have never tried the whole grain pasta,, I should give it a shot!

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    We are a chicken house too.. well at least I am. I love, love, love chicken.

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    Mrs Hackney says:

    This look really good. I'll definitely give it a whirl. πŸ™‚

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    I love roasted tomatoes with chicken, so this dish looks incredible! We eat lots of chicken too;it's just so versitle, and delicious.

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    Looks and sounds de-lish, Leslie!

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    cookies and cups says:

    That looks really good…I am always looking for a new chicken recipe. I have 4 boys being the only girl I seem to be the only chicken eater. Anything to try to sway them away from red meat all the time is worth a try! Thanks!

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    I have a thing about chicken and pasta. I don't have a lot of food weirdness so I think my one is OK. But this sauce sounds so good! I'll have to have it with rice.

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    i prefer chicken above all other proteins…yep, even a nice steak. that said, this is a fine and dandy way to prepare it–those roasted tomatoes look like little gems!

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    We're a chicken house too – it's just so versatile! This looks like the perfect quick weeknight pasta dish – yum!

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    this is definitely my kind of pasta, delicious!

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    earthexpressions says:

    Marking! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipes πŸ™‚
    This looks so delicious!

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    I adore roasted tomatoes, and in a creamy sauce over pasta it is so perfect! We do a lot of pasta and chicken dishes in our house, too!

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    pigpigscorner says:

    I cook a lot of chicken too. This sounds wonderful esp with the roasted tomatoes!

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    Chef Fresco says:

    We love chicken too. Those tomatoes look delicious!

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    My Frugal Lifestyle says:

    Hey Leslie! I'm still following your blog after you let me use your frozen watermelon idea. It was a huge hit! Thanks so much! I also just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for a "ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD". You deserve it!

    Go to

    Thanks for all your hard work!

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    Looks perfect for a date night πŸ˜‰
    I think it's time I try to roast tomatoes.

  32. 32

    Looks fantastic. I am actually making Chicken Scampi tonight.

    By the way, your bread looks incredible too!

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    This sounds amazing Les! We love whole grain and have definitely made the switch and would never go back. We'd miss the nuttiness too much. So great that you got to be on the call, how neat.

    Going to try this soon for sure.

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    PS -and we are a chicken house too, for sure!

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    The Blonde Duck says:

    This looks like a new addition to my monthly rotation!

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    yumm! i think my picky boyfriend might actually like this one! PRINTING! πŸ™‚

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    WOW this sounds wonderful!!! We too eat a lot of chicken, always can use new recipes. Im saving to add to the weekly menu soon! Thanks!

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    Oh man, this looks awesome! I have a total weakness for pasta.

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    Mmmm. This looks wonderful, everything is better with roasted tomatoes. I try to use only WW pasta now too.

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    That looks fabulous! Nom nom nom!!! πŸ™‚ We love us some chicken too!

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    I love roasted tomatoes! This dish looks amazing! Can't wait to try!

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    such pretty pictures..wanna eat them all

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    Woman. You rock.

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    The dish looks super-delicious!

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    Jelli Bean says:

    This dish sounds like something that would be a real hit with my husband. Looks great and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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    Christine Medifast says:

    This is something I'd serve regularly in my household. The kids might not eat anything but the pasta, but I know my husband would enjoy the rest.

    Chicken is also a fav in my house, well at least with the adults. Kids don't eat anything unless it is coated in ketchup or peanut butter *gross*

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, menu item!

    Christine M.