Chicken, Mushrooms, and Tomatoes with Port Wine

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

This is one of my father’s favorite chicken recipes. Boneless chicken breasts are cooked with shallots, garlic, mushrooms, and simmered with tomatoes and port. Perfect for a quick and easy midweek meal!

Chicken, Mushrooms, and Tomatoes with Port Wine Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


  • 4 chicken boneless breast halves (with skin or without)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 whole cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 pound of small cremini mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 cup Port wine
  • 3/4 pound plum tomatoes, cored and quartered, or 3/4 pound cherry tomatoes, cut in half (about 2 cups)


1 Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

2 Drop garlic into a small saucepan of boiling water, cook for 5 minutes, set aside.

3 Heat butter in a heavy skillet and add chicken pieces. Cook over medium high heat until lightly browned on one side, about 1 minute. Turn and cook about 1 minute on the second side. Add mushrooms and cook, turning chicken occasionally, about 2 minutes.

4 Add shallots and the garlic cloves. Add Port wine, tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Transfer chicken and tomatoes to a warm platter. Cook sauce down a minute or two. Pour onto chicken.

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  • Danie

    This is wonderful. It’s going into our regular rotation. :)

  • Andrea Edwards

    Made this for my husband (who does not even like chicken) and we loved it. DELICIOUS!

  • Kat

    Just got done making this. I am not (NOT) a cook, but I was able to make this and its yummy. Recommended.

  • Ed

    Used Rosemary on the chicken and sherry instead of the port. Turned out very well, and so quick to whip up on a week night.

  • christina

    I also used a red wine versus a port. a really really great add-on is porcinis: steep them for about 30 min in hot water beforehand. They really stand out even in the wine sauce — rave reviews for the dinner party. Don’t get me started on the leftovers … mmmmmm!

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