Crisp and Comforting Rhubarb Chicken

Chances are, you probably haven’t thought of combining sweet and savory flavors to make a delicious meal. But don’t knock it until you’ve tried it – rhubarb chicken is a fantastic dish that delivers the best of both worlds and then some. This unique spin on classic honey-dijon chicken offers a refreshing sweetness and unbelievable succulence, perfect for a cozy night at home.


  • ¾ cup of sweet white wine or cider (any variation will work)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 cups of diced peeled rhubarb
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of freshly chopped parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a shallow baking dish with a little bit of oil and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the white wine, honey, mustard, and olive oil. Taste the marinade and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the marinade into the prepared baking dish and add the chicken breasts. Make sure the chicken is evenly coated in the marinade and turn it every few minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, toss together the diced rhubarb and cinnamon. Add the diced rhubarb to the baking dish, and spread it out evenly around the chicken.
  5. Cover the baking dish with a lid or aluminum foil and transfer to the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the rhubarb has softened.
  6. Serve warm, topped with freshly chopped parsley. Enjoy!

The End Result

Rhubarb chicken is a great way to bring out the sweetness present in perfectly cooked chicken breasts. The contrast of crisp and succulent meat, flavored with a douse of sweet white wine, and softened diced rhubarb is something to behold. The result is a much-coveted sweet-savory flavor that pairs wonderfully with steamed vegetables or a side salad. Invite your family to dinner and try this unique dinner experience – your taste buds will thank you!