4 servings (serving size: 2 thighs, 1/2 cup sauce, and 1 cup polenta)

Create an elegant yet easy chicken dish by cooking chicken thighs in a skillet with a savory sauce of onion, balsamic vinegar and white wine.  Serve the saucy chicken over peppery polenta for a satisfying main dish that's great for entertaining.  

How to Make It

Step 1

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add chicken; sauté each side 3 minutes or until browned.

Step 2

Combine wine and next 8 ingredients (wine through black pepper) in a medium bowl; stir well. Add wine mixture to chicken mixture; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Serve with Pepper-Spiked Polenta. Garnish with tarragon sprigs, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Kind of outstanding

August 20, 2017
Followed the recipe for the sauce, but made only 4 large thighs. There was plenty of sauce to be caught by the polenta. We loved it and will be making this again.

Tina43's Review

December 03, 2012

WildeKoechin's Review

April 10, 2012
This dish is so so good! I left the bone in the thighs because I was to lazy. I did take the skin off. Served it with jasmine rice and broccoli. BF had a second helping. I had to hold myself back. Give this recipe a try you will not regret it. Love Love Love it.

ChefKiki's Review

December 20, 2012
This was good. I didn't have any tarragon - bet that would have made it even better!

karen1965's Review

February 08, 2014

Emscot20's Review

November 07, 2012
Really good and super easy! I added mushrooms and peas for some more veggies.

MeganS1's Review

January 28, 2012
Love this recipe! Great favors and easy to make. I added mushrooms with the onions for more veggies. We ate it over rotated potatoes.

Rikked's Review

June 29, 2012
Great taste and very easy to make. I used just 5 thighs and added an 8 oz. pack of sliced mushroom before simmering. Served over mashed potatoes. Will def make again soon!

Onecentinvegas's Review

May 29, 2014
WAAAAAAY delicious! I served it over plain polenta and husband really liked it. No leftovers for coworkers--we kept them and ate them ourselves!

bonitas's Review

January 19, 2009
This is a delicious and elegant dish that is quick and easy to prepare. It tastes like something you would get in a restaurant in northern France although I have never had polenta there. I always substitute chicken breasts for the thighs and add a little sugar to the polenta. Otherwise it is perfect - one of the best recipes on this website.