Red Wine & Honey-Glazed Chicken with Herbed Sweet Potato Fries & Creamy Dipping Sauce

Tart red wine and sweet honey combine to make a balanced and bold glaze for the chicken. Sweet potato fries with a sour cream and onion dipping sauce makes for an addictive side to the meal.

Photo: Brandon Barré

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Brandon Barré
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
60 min


  • 1/2 cup full-bodied red wine (such as Syrah)
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • 2 sweet potatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs (1¾ lb)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (TRY: Salt Sisters Sel Gris Certified Organic French Sea Salt - Fine)
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tsp dried minced onion


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small saucepan on medium-high, bring wine to a boil and simmer until reduced to 3 tbsp, about 8 minutes. Stir in honey.
  2. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, 1 tbsp oil, garlic, parsley, thyme and pepper flakes. Gently toss and spread in a single layer on one half of prepared sheet. To same large bowl, add chicken, remaining 1/2 tbsp oil, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Place chicken on remaining half of sheet. Brush both sides of chicken with 1 tbsp red wine glaze.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and brush another 1 tbsp red wine glaze on both sides of chicken. Turn chicken and potatoes over and return to oven, until an internal thermometer inserted into chicken reads 165°F and potatoes are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes more.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream, green onions and dried onion.
  5. Reheat red wine glaze on medium-high; boil for 1 minute. Using a clean brush, brush remaining glaze over chicken. Serve chicken with potatoes and dipping sauce alongside.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 chicken thigh, 1/4 of fries, 1/4 of dip
  • Calories 406
  • Carbohydrate Content 26 g
  • Cholesterol Content 164 mg
  • Fat Content 19 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 31 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 6 g
  • Sodium Content 317 mg
  • Sugar Content 10 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g

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