Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Today I have a mouthwatering recipe which I know you will love, perfect for the season, also some info on how to pair chicken with wine.…….. Enjoy!
"Crunchy Autumn Chicken Salad”
Recipe Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
|(Photo Courtesy of Knorr)|
1 package Knorr French Onion recipe mix
1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb)
1/3 cup Mayonnaise
2 medium zucchini, sliced
8 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 large Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup walnuts, lightly toasted
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Raspberry & Walnut Vinaigrette
Preheat oven to 425°F Combine Knorr French Onion recipe mix with bread crumbs in a shallow bowl and set aside. Coat chicken with Mayonnaise, then with bread crumb mixture. Arrange chicken on a baking sheet, and then arrange zucchini around chicken. Bake, turning zucchini once, until chicken is cooked, about 20-30 minutes. Cool chicken slightly, and then slice. Arrange salad greens on serving platter. Top with chicken and zucchini, then remaining ingredients. Drizzle with a Raspberry & Walnut Vinaigrette. It has the flavors of nuts, fruits, and a perfect choice for this dish.
Here are a few pairings:
Chardonnay, due to its buttery flavor works best with creamy chicken dishes.
Sauvignon Blanc works well with dishes using green spices like rosemary and thyme or citrus dishes.
Pinot Noir would be great with chicken dishes that are salty.
Riesling and Gewurztraminer, because if there sweetness, work well with spicy chicken dishes.
Merlot is a wine to drink with heavy tomato sauce recipes.
When it comes to pairing wine and chicken it's a bit of a blank slate. Chicken can be paired with any number of wines. Which ones work best really depend upon how the chicken is being prepared. See, there’s no reason to be chicken about wine pairing with chicken. Cin,-Cin!, Cheers, or Salute!
Till Next Time………………………………...................
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