Chicken in juniper berry sauce recipe

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Chicken breasts cooked in a juniper berry flavoured wine sauce.
Preparation time: 5 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes, Serves: 4 


4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 small onion, minced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups dry white wine
3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 Tbsp juniper berries, crushed


Season the chicken breasts with black pepper and salt and set aside.

In large skillet, over a medium to high heat, heat 1 Tbsp of the olive oil. Add the onion and cook until it is starts turning gold. Remove the onion and set aside.

Add the remaining olive oil, heat and lightly brown the chicken breasts on both sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. Add the chicken broth, wine, fresh thyme sprigs, juniper berries and cooked onion, to the pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Return the chicken breasts to the pan and cook for 7-8 minutes on each side.

Remove chicken from the pan, set aside and keep warm. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until it reduces slightly.

Serve the chicken on a platter and pour over the sauce. Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley.
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