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Rosemary Chicken with Sautéed Onion Wine Sauce

April 13, 2015

Rosemary Chicken with Sautéed Onion Wine Sauce is made with deliciously aromatic rosemary chicken tenderloins topped with simple caramelized onion sauce is a little one pan wonder. 

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You are just going to love this Skinny Spring simple and fresh Rosemary Chicken with Sautéed Onion Wine Sauce using just a handful of pantry ingredients and less than 30 minutes of your time. Rosemary chicken and caramelised onion sauce is gluten-free, dairy-free, cardiac friendly, low-carb, diabetic friendly and simply delicious.

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I have been having loads of fun growing my own fresh herbs here in Bam's Kitchen. My kitchen window seal is decorated with fresh rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley, Thai basil, mint, and of course my dear bonsai and lucky bamboo plant too. Growing your own herb garden is so easy to do and it is convenient having them right there in my kitchen.  Adding fresh herbs to your dishes, takes your dishes from "ho hum" to "out of this world" as they are vibrant and so aromatic.

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I do not have a green thumb and am actually shocked that I have not killed any of my herbs yet. (smiling) I just try to keep them watered daily and they are accidentally doing well.  I was given a bunch of fresh mint by my favorite little vendor in the Central wet market and I put it in a vase of water on my window seal and it started to grow roots. How cool is that! (Getting that perfect shot is always challenge for me between my family that is always trying to eat it before I get a shot of it and of course there is the family dog-Buddy.  So do you think this plate of food would be safe here with Buddy, while I go fetch myself a glass of wine?)

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I have found that growing herbs from a seedling is far easier to do than planting it from seeds and nurturing them to a sturdy plant. I am impatient and want to use my herbs on a daily basis. You can buy fresh herbs here in the grocery store pre-sealed in a container and I found that the herbs in plants are only a few cents more and will get tons more product from them so it is penny wise as well. See if I can actually grow things, so can you! If you are keen on gardening, please visit my blogging buddies Garden to Wok, Brooklyn Farm Girl  and Promenade Plantings as they can show you the way.

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Rosemary and chicken are a like a little match in heaven. I used chicken tenderloins as they are so easy to prepare and they cook up in no time at all making this an easy weeknight meal.

Our family tries to eat relatively healthy which means loads of chicken, fish  and vegan recipes. Sometimes boredom sets in we need to really change things up a bit to make boneless and skinless chicken exciting again. A simple and very economical way to change-up your chicken breasts it to add naturally sweet and delicious carmelized or grilled onions on top of your chicken and with a simple wine sauce just makes this simple dish lip smacking good.

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I served this delicious Rosemary Chicken with Sautéed Onion Wine Sauce meal with a lovely tossed salad and green beans. Low carb and beautiful!




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Rosemary Chicken with Sautéed Onion Wine Sauce

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April 13, 2015

Deliciously aromatic rosemary chicken tenderloins topped with simple caramelised onion sauce is a little one pan wonder

  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager


chicken tenderloins - 8 washed and dried (can also used chicken breasts)

rosemary - 2 teaspoons chopped finely (1 teaspoon for chicken and 1 teaspoon for the onions)

salt and pepper - to taste

olive oil - 1 tablespoon

onions - 2 large peeled and sliced into rings

white wine - 1/2 cup

chicken broth - 3/4 cup

margarine/butter - 1 tablespoon (I used dairy free margarine)


1Sprinkle chicken tenderloins with 1 teaspoon of chopped rosemary and salt and pepper on both sides. Place olive oil in skillet and heat up to medium heat and cook chicken tenderloins about 3-4 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm. (DO NOT WASH THE PAN)

2Add the sliced onions to the pan and add 1 teaspoon of rosemary and salt and pepper to taste. Saute onions until slightly golden brown but still have a nice little aldente crunch about 5-8 minutes. Remove onions from the pan and keep warm.

3Add white to pan and deglaze pan for about 2 minutes to allow the alcohol to burn off. Add the chicken broth to the wine sauce and allow to reduce sauce to reduce by half. Check and adjust seasoning. Add the cooked chicken and onion back to pan to rewarm and then add margarine/butter to the pan and remove from the heat. Stir to melt the margarine/butter.

4Serve Rosemary Chicken with Caramelized Onion Sauce on a plate with chicken on the bottom mounded on top with onions and drizzled on top with the wine sauce. Enjoy!

  • Absolute winner Bam. Lovely fresh flavours and I think I shall bring in some pots from outside and get cracking with some herbs for the kitchen window sill.
    Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Mandy! Just loved, loved, loved your last post! amazing photography.

  • I have rosemary going wild in the garden – is about the only thing we haven’t managed to kill. The Hungry Dad would love this.

    • Bams Kitchen

      You are too funny… You sound like me. Maybe you and I are going about this all wrong maybe we need to start talking to our plants so they feel loved… LOL

      • Ahhh, maybe that is the secret to a green thumb (rather than my brown thumb!)

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    That chicken doesn’t look skinny to me at all. I would love to have this in front of me right now! I love growing herbs just outside the kitchen door. I too, start them from babies. It means I’m eating fresh herbs in a week rather than a month.

    • Bams Kitchen

      I think that your rosemary ought to stay with you during a mild Fall in Oz, right? I love fall it is my favorite time of the year and even though things are getting warm here will be happy to be reading your delightful fall dishes.

  • Eha

    Beautiful recipe of very much my favourite kind of food . . . . easy and quick to prepare to boot! Grow the same herbs as you in pots at the side of my cottage: the rosemary bush is about a metre high and the queen and supervisor who tells all the others to grow thicker and faster 🙂 !!

    • Bams Kitchen

      You are not the first or the last one to mention that rosemary grows big and huge so maybe all the more reason to trim her back by using up some of her freshness with my chicken dish. After all we do not want my rosemary plant hogging up all the good sunlight. LOL Plants just crack me up as you know how they turn and twist their bodies to be able to get some of that good sunlight.

  • Congratulations on you herb garden success, those rosemary sprigs are beautiful and your chicken dish is so simple not to mention healthy. Thanks for the mention,

    • Bams Kitchen

      You are most welcome Norma. Have you ever tried to grow lemongrass? I guess I am getting pretty bold now that I was able to keep my Thai basil alive for a couple of months and now want an herb that I use so much of…

      • Funny you should ask, I am rooting 3 stalks right now. Will post on my blog when I pot up. Very easy to grow, immerse a stalk in water and it will root in no time, once rooted pot up..

        • Bams Kitchen

          Really??!! That is so good to know Norma. I will try that with my next lemongrass purchase.

  • This is a very simple and delish chicken dish … chicken gets boring by time but this recipe introduces a new taste to me .. Beautiful rosemary springs. I like planting herbs but totally ruined mine this winter 🙁 may be I should try again.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks Amira. This winter was very harsh but I am sure that you can grow your herbs again with your gentle hands.

  • I love growing herbs probably because they are so hard to kill. I also love this glorious chicken. Slathered with onions and rosemary this is making my mouth water and it is only breakfast.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Herbs must be super hearty because there are lasting under the wrath of BAM… LOL I really do this love this dish as it is so simple and a snap to throw together.

  • I have a tiny plot where I grow mostly herbs and some flowers. My favorite herb is tarragon. Your chicken dish looks delicious topped with tasty onions.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Gerlinde, now tarragon is one herb I do not have growing at the moment but just love that herb in dressings and in potato salad and in many dishes. Thanks for the reminder.

  • What a delicious looking dish! I adore both onions and rosemary and they pair so well with chicken. I am now very hungry!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Karista! I thought of you, the little sauce guru, the whole time I was making this dish!

  • Looks amazing…I can practically smell it! I cannot keep even herbs alive for long but I’m going to try again…wish me luck! And it’s so convenient to have a few basics on hand because they really do enhance a dish so much. Chicken hardly ever looks this good, BAM!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Monica! Back in the States I had completely given up on the whole idea of growing things while working full time and raising a family who is active in sports. There is just no time to do that whole watering thing. Thank goodness for those little fresh herbs in the plastic containers!

  • This is a one-pan-wonder indeed! My rosemary plants are flourishing and I’m always looking for new dishes to use my favorite, woodsy herb in. This would make a perfect weeknight, post-baseball dinner for my family. 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Oh yes, baseball season has begun for sure so I am sure you will be living in the dugouts and in your car for the next several months. The is a great less than 30 minute meal for starving boys.

  • kitchenriffs

    Love growing my own herbs! Always have quite a few in our garden from spring until the first frost in fall. Usually transplant some and try to grow them in our kitchen window over winter, but they don’t do that well when we have a particularly gloomy weather (as we did last year — the rosemary died after a couple of months). Anyway, lovely recipe! Loads of flavor — definitely my kind of dish. Thanks for this.

    • Bams Kitchen

      I wish we had a garden but it is only apartment living here in Hong Kong so having to make do with my balcony and kitchen window seal. I have found that plants and flowers do not do well outdoors here maybe because of the heat and pollution. However, we do have stunning sunsets because of that problem…

  • This sounds like the perfect dish for me–I love rosemary and all those sautéed onions! Will have to add this to my lunch and dinner board!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Nancy! I love Rosemary and onions together too it is like the perfect little marriage of flavours. Thanks for the pin dear!

  • Robyn

    Rosemary and chicken are the perfect marriage and throw in some caramelized onions and you have perfection. What a beautiful dish, Bobbi, and what an obedient Buddy, lol. He’s so darn cute! I am growing fresh herbs on my windowsill as well and usually I’m a disaster with indoor plants but I’m having a lot of success this winter. I like them so much better than the herbs in boxes because you can pick them fresh whenever you need them and don’t have to time your dishes so that you cook them before the boxed ones go bad.
    I bet the boys gobbled this dish down – so lovely!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks so much Robyn. “Buddy” was being a little turkey during this photo shoot. I had loads of good photos but unfortunately all of them had little brown noses and paws in them.. LOL I swear I have a black thumb with plants too but most recently I have not killed a thing… I think we need to start talking to our plants so they feel loved, maybe this is what we are doing wrong.. LOL I am right with you love having the fresh herbs just an arm length away to snip in some fresh herbs any time I wish during the cooking process. I am making my rounds…slowly…visiting but coming around soon.

  • Elegant as ever BAM. Delicious looking dish.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks so much Conor, wishing you an awesome week!

  • Wow that pooch is so adorable, I am him I will devour that delicious plate in front of me

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Raymund. Hey guess what I made this week? Your chicken adobo recipe and it was fantastic. Hubby says to add it to the rotational list!

  • Dear BAM,

    Your chicken look divine with the brown gravy and onions. Fresh herbs from the garden into the cooking pot is most satisfying.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Chop in my Saucepan. I bet your kitchen is adorned with fresh herbs too. You guys are always making the most stunning dishes.

  • This is exactly what I am going to make for dinner tonight – I might add in a little mustard at the end also – thanks so much BAM!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Dawn adding a little mustard at the end, like a little creamy dijon sounds like a winner. Let me know how it turns out.

  • This is a beautiful chicken dish. The carmalized onions add such a great flavor to meats. Love this dish.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Velva, I bet you have oodles of fresh herbs growing in your garden. Thank you dear!

  • This dish looks fantastic and no, I wouldn’t leave your plate in front of your little angel. That would be just too tempting! haha! Right now I only have a small sprigs of basil, but lots of mint! I’m terrible with keeping my herbs happy.

    • Bams Kitchen

      LOL… Angel is not actually the word I would have used to describe Buddy on the day of my photo shoot. I had plenty of great photos unfortunately all with a little brown nose and paws in them, too. Maybe we need to talk to our plants or something…? you know to help them feel loved…LOL My basil plant is now bald as I have made far too many pestos without adequate amount of regrowth periods in between. Ah, live and learn… Wishing you a super week.

  • There is something so satisfying about using home grown herbs to cook with. Well done on getting them to grow Bobbi 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      I bet you have plenty of lavender growing at your place…!!! Do you grow your own too?

  • Hi Bam..this sounds really lovely. I especially like the caramelised onions bit. Delicious!
    I think you are doing more than just fine with your herbs..looks like you have quite the herb garden going on.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Jo, thank you. I really want to expand my herb garden but need a bigger kitchen space. Have a super week.

  • One herb that I can always count on is rosemary… it’s the bush that divide our house with neighbor’s and they let me use rosemary any time I want (and I don’t have to take care of it). It’s the best thing! 😀 Love the soft and caramelized onions and I can imagine the amazing flavor from your photos! 😉

    • Bams Kitchen

      What fabulous neighbours you have! Caramelised onions are slightly sweet and delicious and really make this dish sing. I have not had a “garden” since we lived in the States. No grass to cut, no weeds to trim-It has been blissful. However, I do really miss the feel of soft grass under my feet.

  • hotlyspiced

    Bam – this looks so good and I do love how this meal would suit everyone in the family – carb-free, dairy-free, gluten-free etc. I will make this tonight. I have all the ingredients and like you, I’m growing the rosemary in my garden. Thanks for the inspiration and I love the photo with your dog! xx

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Charlie, this dish does check many boxes for pleasing my whole family and all of their dietary needs. Do you sweet girls (dogs) get into all of the photos too? Whenever you take photos of them they are just looking all sweet and innocent.

  • Is the lucky bamboo working?? If I go by this dish, it certainly is! This is totally my type of food. Packed full of flavour but so simple to make. I love the idea of your window sill herb garden! That’s all you need 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Nagi! Do you have a little lucky bamboo? I am certain they bring you much good luck to your recipes and dishes. You must have one as your dishes are amazing!

  • What a fantastic entree! Looks impressive.

  • I am always so amazed with what great talent you can create your awesome photos. I just had to say that. Thank you!

  • Fresh, homegrown herbs are the best! It’s funny, but I can grow anything outside – but give me an indoor plant and somehow I manage to kill it!

    Love your pairing of caramelized onions, wine, rosemary and chicken! Just exquisite!

  • This looks so amazing and delicious! I never knew mint was so easy to grow! I’ll definitely have to try it out. I also have wild rosemary growing near my apartment, time to nip some to make this chicken 😉

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hi there Jasline and thank you! How is your unpacking going? I know that about 90 percent of the shipment was kitchen supplies.. LOL If you find a wet market in your new location you really have to try the mint idea as it growing like crazy just in the glass of water.

  • I’ve been thinking about growing fresh herbs on my balcony!! I might have to just go buy some tiny plants and watch them grow. I’m the hugest fan of sauteed onions and I love how you layered so many of them on the chicken!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hi there Lisa! I am so glad I have inspired you to grow some little herbs on your balcony. It is so nice to at any time just snip a little fresh herbs and throw it into whatever you are making.

  • This looks so delicious and elegant! Love the rosemary and mint.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you dear! How is France? I can’t wait to go back one day and enjoy the lavender in full bloom.

  • Oh, I love Buddy! What a cutie pie! And then a big thank you to you!!! I’m always staring at the chicken in the freezer with no new ideas of what to make for dinner. Your chicken with rosemary sounds perfect—and Bill will love it, too!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks Liz! Buddy is the baby of our family and yes everyone spoils him… I am so glad this is something Bill will eat and it is picky teenager friendly as well. Wishing you a super weekend. Take Care, BAM

  • I like that you paired chicken with rosemary and yes, caramelized onion just look and sound delicious on it…simple and so tasty…
    Buddy is so cute…enjoy the rest of your week Bobbi 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks so much Juliana! Buddy is just trying to look cute so we break down and feel sorry for him and give him some chicken. LOL

  • Those onions and that wine sauce definitely elevate this dish to a new level! I love every bite of it!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Katerina! You know what is nice is your get a little bite of the caramelized onion with each bite of the chicken and that is really nice. Have a super weekend!

  • I just love seeing all the different ways everyone photographed

  • Wow– what incredible flavors. Beautiful, but at the same time, not all that complicated. I love sauteed onions! Great way to dress up chicken and make it a gourmet meal.

  • Kumar’s Kitchen

    what an elegant dish…we love sauteed anything…especially with home grown herbs…this dish has everything to make the kids smile…delicious,quick to prep and so aromatic from the rosemary,thanks 🙂

  • Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum ! Lord save me, I’m about to have a heart attack!

    What beauty and flavor you’ve captured here, Bam!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you dear, it is so nice to hear from you again and hope you are doing well.

  • this sauce is amazing!

  • Caramelized onions are so yummy! Congrats on keeping your plants alive! I love cooking with fresh herbs as well.

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  • Rachel Leffler

    Made this tonight and it was a hit with my husband and kids! I added a dash of McCormick’s Zesty Herb seasoning. I love finding a good, light, chicken recipe. Thanks!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Rachel, thanks so much for stopping by Bam’s Kitchen and we are delighted to hear that you liked the recipe. I love your little additions to the recipe. Wishing you a super week. Happy Cooking!

  • Heather

    My boyfriend and I cooked this tonight and we both loved it! It’s going in our regular recipe rotation. Thank you so much for sharing it! 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Heather! I am so delighted to hear that you both liked our Rosemary Chicken with Sautéed Wine Sauce recipe. You have to love these easy 30 minute meals. Wishing you both a super weekend!

  • Lynnette

    This was absolutely delicious. Thank you!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Dear Lynette, I am delighted to hear that you like this recipe. Thanks for stopping by Bam’s Kitchen to leave a sweet comment. I am making Rosemary Chicken with Sautéed Onion Wine Sauce for dinner too.

  • Rosey

    I don’t cook with wine, so can you tell me what white wine to use?

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Rosey, Thanks for stopping by Bam’s Kitchen.

      In response to your question, “What white wine to use?” in Rosemary Chicken with Sauteed Onion Sauce…

      Generally speaking, I usually use a little bit of the wine that I am also drinking. I like to use a dry crisp white wine. I usually do not buy wines that specifically say for cooking as they have a high salt content.

      Some wine options I like to use are a dry chardonnay, Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

      I hope this helped answered your question. Thanks again for stopping by Bam’s Kitchen.

  • Catherine

    This looks delicious and pretty healthy, I’m going to make it tomorrow. I just wanted to mention that I recently saw on one of the tv health shows that you should never ever wash chicken. I’ve been doing it forever and I am still alive but I thought that was interesting so I am just passing it on! You can google it and see info.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Catherine, I am delighted that you like this recipe and will give it a try tomorrow. As you know, chicken can carry salmonella so the most important thing is to carefully wash everything the raw chicken has touched in your kitchen like cutting boards and knives to keep your family safe and healthy. Take Care

  • Gorgeous. My husband would love this because of the abundance of onions! Of course, so would I. This recipe also shows how easy it is to create a stunning meal in a short time. Love it.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Mimi! We love caramelized onions too. They are the star of this recipe.

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