Chicken or tofu in a white wine sauce

Chicken and tofu in wine sauce

Wine makes everything better! This dish is easy to make and so delicious! Extra-bonus (for me) is that it’s gluten-free.

One of the health benefits of white wine is that it is an antioxidant (lower than red wine). I couldn’t find much more because the benefits of the potassium contained in it is pretty much non-existent because of the alcohol content. But I’m happy that there’s even one! Of course, this can be made with non-alcoholic wine.

Chicken or tofu in a white wine sauce 

  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Total Time:  30 minutes, cook time: 15 minutes, prep time: 15 minutes (plus time to marinate)

Ingredients

garlic onions

  • 2 cups of cooked spaghetti
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 3 cups of firm tofu sliced
  • 2 cups of asparagus, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of cremini mushrooms, sliced or diced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh juice from a lime
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 small onion chopped or sliced
  • 1/3 cup strained tomatoes
  • 1 cup of Pinot Grigio or non-alcoholic dry white wine
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1-2 habanero peppers diced, a handful of cherry tomatoes

Directions for chicken

Chicken in wine sauce

  1. Whisk the wine, strained tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and peppers if you’re using them.
  2. Wash the chicken and chop or slice it in half. Pour half of the sauce over the chicken and let it marinate in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours up to 24 hours (the longer it marinates, the better it tastes).
  3. Cut the asparagus to the size you prefer.
  4. Cook the spaghetti according to package.
  5. Remove the marinated chicken from the fridge.
  6. Heat a large pan on medium-high heat and add the rest of the sauce.
  7. Place your chicken in and cook for 10 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken pieces).
  8. Add in the asparagus. Check after 5-7 minutes to see how much more time it needs.
  9. When the chicken is cooked, remove it and the asparagus and serve with the spaghetti.

Directions for tofu

Tofu in a wine sauce

  1. Whisk the wine, strained tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and peppers if you’re using them.
  2. Drain the tofu and slice it. Pour half of the sauce over the tofu and let it marinate in fridge for 10 minutes to 2 hours (the longer it marinates, the better it tastes).
  3. Cut the asparagus to the size you prefer.
  4. Cook the spaghetti according to package.
  5. Remove the marinated tofu from the fridge.
  6. Heat a large pan on medium-high heat and add the rest of the sauce.
  7. Place your tofu in and cook for 3 minutes.
  8. Add in the asparagus. Check after 5-7 minutes to see if the consistency is to your liking.
  9. When it is cooked, remove and serve with the spaghetti.

Chicken: Approximate nutrition information for one serving size (Based on brands and amounts used in this recipe) with spaghetti 

  • Calories: 329
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Protein: 32g

Tofu: Approximate nutrition information for one serving size (Based on brands and amounts used in this recipe) with spaghetti 

  • Calories: 276
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.5g
  • Protein: 13g

 

45 replies »

    • It happened accidentally haha! My hand slipped when I was cutting one and sliced a chunk out of it …so I did it to the rest. I scooped out a little from each one in the middle so it was a little hollow (the rest is a good camera angle!) Let me know what you think it you do make it!

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