Marjoram Chicken (Or Hens) in White Wine Sauce

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe works equally well for a medium sized roasting chicken or four Cornish game hens. It has a lovely flavor and is as good for company as it is for family meals. (All butter or all margarine can be used. I use half and half simply to cut back on some of the calories but still retain the wonderful flavor.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse chicken/hens in cold water and pat dry. Arrange in baking or roasting pan.
  2. Melt margarine and/or butter in small saucepan.
  3. Stir in wine, marjoram, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken.
  4. Roast at 350 degree F for approximately 20 minutes per pound. (Use a meat thermometer for accuracy of 'doneness' if you can.).
  5. Remove chicken to serving plate.
  6. Skim fat from remaining juices. Add chicken broth, water, and cornstarch to the drippings. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture thickens and begins to bubble.
  7. Serve the sauce on the side with rice to accompany chicken.
Most Helpful

This was excellent. I loved the white wine/butter sauce. I used cornish game hens and found this quick and easy. Made for Photo Tag.

mary winecoff April 19, 2009