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Wine-Braised Chicken with Pearl Onions

This is a family favorite handed down from my grandmother in London. She made it for every family gathering. It was always the first food to go on the table and the first one to disappear. —Wayne Barnes, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 package (14.4 ounces) pearl onions, thawed
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • Hot cooked rice or pasta
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • Place chicken and onions in a 4-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine soup, wine and seasonings; pour over chicken and onions. Cook, covered, on low 7-8 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • Remove chicken; skim fat from cooking juices. Serve cooking juices with chicken and rice. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
2 chicken thighs with about 1/3 cup sauce (calculated without rice): 444 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 157mg cholesterol, 990mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 44g protein.

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  • Janet
    May 16, 2020

    This was much too bland. But I am a terrible cook and I may have done something wrong.

  • gremaux
    Feb 29, 2020

    Excellent - Could serve for company

  • dxllv
    May 24, 2019

    This was amazingly delicious. Made the recipe as-is and not a drop of it remained.

  • marion h
    Feb 12, 2019


  • krusso
    May 24, 2018

    Teresa, I always use chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs because my husband and I don't like the thighs.

  • Lovepiggs
    Mar 10, 2018

    Teresa, I don't see why you couldn't make those changes.

  • Teresa
    Jan 12, 2018

    I have a question... because I cook for two other people on a regular basis that are Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics I would like to know if I can used boneless-skinless chicken breast in place of thighs and instead of rice or pasta can I use veggie noodles (some call them zoodles).