Favorite White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe


chicken mushroom and white wine recipe

I have been using the Crockpot a lot this summer, probably because it is hot outside and I have been running around like a busy bee. One of the recipes I have been working on is this Crockpot White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms.

It is very similar to chicken marsala but with a sweeter twist. The star of the show is the white wine I use, though it can easily be substituted for a more robust Port or Merlot. 

And if you don't want to use wine, chicken broth tastes just lovely and gives this dish a nice balance. Either way, the chicken comes out tender and the sauce is silky smooth. Plus, you only have to throw the ingredients in the pot!

Step 1: Preparing the Ingredients

mushrooms cut

Start with a package of mushrooms or about 12 oz. I like to buy whole mushrooms and wash and destem them myself so that I don't end up with a bunch of reject stem pieces.

If you are wondering about the quickest way to clean these beauties, there is a quick tutorial HERE. Once washed, chop them into large pieces so that when they cook down you'll still have meaty pieces of mushroom.

Don't like mushrooms? No worries, just leave them out.

Chicken and Garlic

Now use a light cooking spray on the bottom of your slow cooker and place 6-7 medium sized chicken breasts inside.

Sprinkle on some Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, about 3/4 teaspoon each. Throw in 3 teaspoons of minced garlic.

Pour the mushrooms on top of the chicken.

Chicken and Mushrooms

Step 2: Make the White Wine Sauce

Chateau St Michelle White Wine

Then pour in 1 cup of white wine. Many people use marsala cooking wine, but I prefer riesling because it is a nice balance between sweet and dry. I believe that the only wine you should cook with is the kind you like to drink!

Helpful Tip: "If you like your white wine garlic sauce on the thicker side, you can add more cornstarch."

Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of my favorites. It is made back in my home state of California in the Napa Valley. If you don't like cooking with wine, you can easily substitute chicken broth.

white wine mushroom sauce

Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours.

Preparing White Wine Chicken

When finished, use a slotted spoon to scoop out the chicken and put it on a separate plate. Keep as much of the liquid inside the Crockpot as possible.

Step 3: Thicken the White Wine Sauce

Making White Wine Sauce

Make a quick slurry by combining 3/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of cornstarch. Whisk it until it is nice and smooth.

Garlic and White Wine Sauce Cooking

Pour the slurry into the slow cooker and mix it with the wine and mushrooms. This will form the white wine sauce that you will later use when you plate the dish.

Then return the chicken and turn the Crockpot to HIGH and cook for 30 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.

If you like your white wine garlic sauce on the thicker side, you can add more cornstarch.

But keep in mind that the sauce will continue to thicken as time passes. Taste the sauce and see if it needs any more salt or pepper.

Step 4: Serve the Chicken and Enjoy!

White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms

Now your white wine chicken and mushrooms is ready to be served over brown rice and sprinkled with parsley.

White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms

Now that school is about to start, you may want to save this recipe for later. I homeschool my children and we plunged back into our studies this week.

It is so nice to have a warm, slow cooked meal after laboring through math facts and listening to a beginning reader all day. (Have you ever done that?

Boy, that'll try your patience!) I find myself using the Crockpot a lot when school is in session. The meals I use most (which also happen to be the most viewed recipes on my site) are:

There are more ideas on my Cozy Crockpot Pinterest Board if you want to follow it or on the Recipe Index. I hope these recipes help you on a busy, hectic night. Happy cooking ya'll!

Crockpot White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms

Heidi Davison
This slow cooked chicken and mushrooms is tender in texture but robust in flavor. The sauce is delicious poured over the chicken on a hot bed of rice.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6


  • 12 oz cleaned and de-stemmed mushrooms
  • 6-7 medium chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup white wine I used riesling (you can substitute chicken broth)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Optional: parsley to garnish


  • Wash, de-stem, and chop mushrooms
  • Spray the bottom of the slow cooker and place the chicken in one layer.
  • Sprinkle on the salt, pepper, and garlic.
  • Pour the mushrooms and wine over the top.
  • Cover the Crockpot and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours.
  • Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon.
  • In a separate bowl, make the slurry with the water and cornstarch.
  • Pour the slurry into the liquid inside the slow cooker.
  • Replace the chicken and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.
  • Serve warm over rice.

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  • I have to say. This looks good…and is simple. I just added slurry so we shall see. But my comment is…aside from faulty crock…i pulled chicken at 4 hrs and it was well over 165°. Will be shredded chicen I’m thinking. Flavor seemed good from bit of chicken i tasted.

  • Girl, Chateau Ste Michelle is a western Washington winery, it is amazing and Napa can’t have it!! 🙂

    • You are right! I wonder why the bottles say Napa Valley then? Maybe it was bottled there.

  • Rosina Jackson says:

    Thank you for a recipe with alternative ingredients, because of diet restrictions many people, me included, have trouble finding recipes that work for us.

    • You are most welcome! I’m glad you found something yummy to make per your specific needs.

  • judie johnson says:

    Can you use thighs instead of breast?

    • I don’t see why not. You may need to reduce the cooking time just a bit since thighs cook a bit quicker. Let me know how it works.

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