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Roasted Chicken with Sage Pan Sauce

Roasted Chicken with Sage Pan Sauce

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Yield: 4 chicken breasts plus 1 cup sauce
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 10 mins
  • Roast 30 mins to 35 mins

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This sage-infused, company-worthy recipe takes full advantage of cast iron's versatility. The pan goes from stove top to oven and back to stove top.


  • 4 bone-in chicken breasts (about 2 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage
  • 6 shallots, peeled and halved or quartered lengthwise
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 12 -20 small sage leaves


  1. Trim chicken of excess skin or fat. Season the chicken with pepper and salt. In a 12-inch cast-iron or other heavy oven-going skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin side down, and cook for 3 minutes or until skin is lightly browned. Turn chicken over and sprinkle with snipped sage.
  2. Place skillet in oven and roast, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove skillet from oven. Carefully add shallots and 1/4 cup of the chicken broth to skillet. Return skillet to oven and roast, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees ).
  3. Transfer chicken and shallots to a plate or dish and cover to keep warm.
  4. Add remaining 1/2 cup broth and wine to skillet and return to heat. Bring to boiling. Boil gently, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes or until reduced by about half. Remove skillet from heat.
  5. Transfer chicken to four dinner plates. Return shallots and any collected juices to skillet. Add butter, mustard and sage leaves to skillet; stir until butter melts. Immediately spoon sauce over chicken and serve.

Nutrition Facts

(Roasted Chicken with Sage Pan Sauce)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Niacin (mg) 15, carb. (g) 6, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 13, Riboflavin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 6, Fat, total (g) 28, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 130, pro. (g) 39, calcium (mg) 42, vit. A (IU) 533, iron (mg) 2, cal. (kcal) 452, sodium (mg) 458, fiber (g) 1, Potassium (mg) 489, sugar (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4, Folate (µg) 21, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sat. fat (g) 9

Comments (1)

selene1406 wrote:
This recipe turned out perfectly and the chicken looked just as pictured. Will definitely make again. If I were to change anything, I would cut down a little on the mustard, but that is a personal choice. Thanks for this recipe and the other cast iron skillet recipes. They taste great and are fun to try.

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