Orchard Heights Winery Island Princess Pineapple Wine Chicken

Go tropical with an easy to make chicken recipe made with wine made from the juice of sun-ripened pineapples.

Servings: 8 - 10

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Pair With: The Orchard Heights Island Princess Pineapple Wine.

Source: Recipe courtesy Orchard Heights Winery, photo by Tama Takahashi


4 to 5 lb chicken (boneless skinless thighs or breast meat)

1 bottleIsland Princess Pineapple Wine (750ml)

2 tablespoons dried basil (or 6 tablespoons chopped fresh basil)

2 tablespoons oil


Lightly flour chicken on all sides (flour will help thicken the wine to a flavorful sauce as it simmers). Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet and cook until nicely browned on all sides. Drain any excess grease, leaving chicken in skillet.

Slowly pour Island Princess Pineapple Wine over chicken.  Sprinkle basil on top. Stir slightly and turn chicken over once to distribute wine and basil evenly throughout. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sauce begins to bubble.

Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until chicken is thoroughly cooked and sauce has thickened (about 1/2 hour, less for boneless breast meat). Serve over rice or with your favorite pasta.


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Recipe Courtesy Of

Orchard Heights Winery

Perched high in the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range Mountains, Orchard Heights Winery offers warm hospitality, intriguing wines, famous food, and a fun place to shop