dinner party chicken

Easy Dinner Party Chicken

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed (about 810 spears)
  • 34 carrots, peeled and cut into strips
  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper


  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add asparagus and carrots.  Cook until veggies are tender, about 5 minutes.  Drain and set aside.
  2. Put chicken and flour in a zippered bag with a pinch each of salt and pepper.  Close and shake until chicken is coated.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy deep skillet over medium high heat.  Add chicken and cook until golden and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side (chicken should measure 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer.  Remove and set aside.
  4. Add remaining butter to skillet along with the wine and bring to a simmer.  Whisk in the tomato paste, followed by the cream.  Simmer for 2-3 minutes, and finish by whisking in any juices from the plate where the chicken is resting.  Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Place a chicken breast on each plate, surrounded by veggies.  Ladle a generous amount of sauce on each plate, and the dinner party is ready!