Lemon Sage Chicken

Lemon Sage Chicken is a no-fuss 15-minute recipe for chicken poached in a delicious lemon, sage, and white wine sauce. It is the type of thing that I whip up when I don’t know what to cook for dinner. I love an easy meal that is still elegant. Lemon juice gives this chicken a bright fresh flavor and the chopped sage infuses into the poaching liquid and balances out the tartness of the lemon.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pound Thin Cut Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/3 cup fresh Lemon Juice the juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup White Wine I used a cheap Chardonnay
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Sage
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Then place the chicken in the skillet. Pour the lemon juice, white wine, and sage over. You want the white wine to almost submerge the chicken, add more wine if you need to.
  2. Once you can see that the chicken is almost cooked through, flip it over. The first side will take about 4 minutes to cook. Once flipped the second side will cook in about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Serve the chicken with the lemon, white wine, sage sauce in the pan spooned over.
  4. If you want you can also garnish with some fried sage leaves.

Recipe Notes

If you want, you can add some fried sage on top as a garnish. It takes just a minute to fry up the sage and it is a nice little treat to add to the meal. You can use any white wine that you like. I used a Sauvignon Blanc, but a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio would work too.