Sweet Spiced Chicken Breasts

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by NcMysteryShopper

This dish is actually best with Aguardiente de anís, a clear, anise-flavored brandy, that complements the cinnamon and other spices in this succulent chicken dish. Use dry aguardiente if you can find it or simply substitute Pernod. If you are using a larger skillet I would recommend doubling the first three ingredients, as the heated pan really reduces the liquid fast.

Top Review by Tapout

OK...this is really good. Very different flavours...that combine for a great taste! WIll no doubt keep this recipe. Thanks NcM

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk wine, water and Aguardiente de anís or Pernod in a small mixing bowl.
  2. In another small bowl combine cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
  3. Season breasts with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering and add breasts. Cook over high heat until browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn the chicken and scatter the garlic in the skillet.
  5. Sprinkle the spices on chicken.
  6. Pour wine mixture into pan, cover and simmer over moderate heat until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Transfer breasts to plates and spoon the sauce on top. Serve immediately.

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