Anchovy Butter Chicken with Umami

Cooking Time
20 minutes
580 calories
2 servings

This delicious anchovy butter sauce makes the chicken breasts tastier and healthier than using chicken thighs.

Recipe from Umami Information Center.


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter (salted)
  • 1/4 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 fillets anchovies
  • 5 tbsp white wine
  • 1/2 cup (100ml) chicken bouillon
  • 1/3 consomme cube
  • 1/4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper. Chop the anchovies.

  2. Heat olive oil to medium heat in a frying pan and put the chicken breast skin-side down. Sear the chicken on both sides until golden brown. Add the white wine and cover until the chicken is done. Arrange on a plate.

  3. Wipe off the excess fat from the pan, add butter and garlic. Cook until there is a smell sweet, then add the anchovy and white wine. Burn off the alcohol, add chicken bouillon, lemon juice and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Sprinkle the sauce from 3 on the chicken from 2.

Umami comes from...


Inosinate: 150-230mg/100g


Glutamate: 630mg/100g

©Umami Information Center

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