Welcome to Our Kitchen: Airline Chicken

The humble airline chicken has a long history of being a beloved dish among home cooks and professional chefs alike. Since its origins in the 1960’s, this flavorful and succulent chicken dish has delighted families and foodies alike with its delightful complexity and robust flavor.

The Magic of Airline Chicken

What makes airline chicken so special? Although the flavor can be seen to vary from person to person and kitchen to kitchen, there are a few constants to the dish that make it stand out from other chicken dishes.

It’s beauty lies in its simplicity. Using only a handful of readily available ingredients including paprika, thyme, butter, and garlic, it can be brought together quickly and easily, yet yields a plethora of deep and rich flavors that would make any dinner guest swoon.

Layering Flavor and Texture

The recipe begins with melting butter in a pan and cooking chicken breasts until they’re golden brown. This is followed by a mixture of paprika, thyme, and garlic to give the dish a pleasant smell and an earthy taste.

Once these ingredients have been combined, you’ll add white wine to the pan and let the pan simmer until everything is cooked through and a glaze starts to form. This is where the magic really happens, as the flavors meld together, forming a beautiful and complex flavor profile.

Ready to Serve!

This signature dish is best served with a side of risotto or mashed potatoes, and pairs nicely with a white or sparkling wine. Perfect for any special occasion or a night by the fire, airline chicken is sure to bring a delightful surprise to any dinner.

Airline Chicken Recipe


-2 Chicken Breasts
-2 tablespoons Paprika
-1 teaspoon Thyme
-4 cloves Garlic, minced
-4 tablespoons Butter
-1/4 cup White Wine


1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.

2. Add the chicken breasts and cook until golden brown.

3. Add the paprika, thyme, and garlic and cook for one minute.

4. Pour in the white wine and let the pan simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and a glaze has formed.

5. Serve with a side of risotto or mashed potatoes. Enjoy!