We love this simple French inspired chicken dish. We make ours with sparkling wine. I have not made it recently. There are so many ways to prepare delicious chicken.

Debra Fiorritoo sent this recipe idea to Bonjour Paris. Since Maralyn and I will return to France in January for B’ocuse d’Or in Lyon, we are in a French frame of food and wine. I like mine with the cream and herbs. Maralyn and Norm  prefer this French chicken dish with the wine and herbs.

Poulet au Champagne -our two versions, inspired by Bonjour Paris.

Two small chicken breasts (For this dish we prefer boneless and skinless breasts)
1/2 cup sparkling white wine
1/8-1/4 cup cream of choice–optional


Quickly saute chicken on all sides in oil in a saucepan.
Add wine and simmer until chicken is tender.
If desired, add cream, and gently stir until hot and thickened.

We enjoy this dish served over rice to absorb the delicious juices or sauce. We add two colorful vegetables, such as green beans and carrots. With a glass of the same sparkling wine, this becomes an elegant supper.