Chicken, Mushrooms, and Tomatoes with Port Wine

Pan-cooked boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, with mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, and 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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  • Joan

    Elise – this is just for you. Our apartment retained the cooking smell last night and most of today. I almost went nuts. When I told my husband that because of that I didn’t think I’d make it again. He was adamant and told me to get over it because….he absolutely loved it! :)

  • Joan

    Hi, Elise. I was going to make chicken masala which is a favorite in our house. Was out of masala wine and googled a recipe using port which is what was on hand. Not a garlic lover but my husband loves it. Very tasty and the hubby positively devoured.
    Wants it again. Easy, too. Thank you!

  • 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.

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