Friday, October 23, 2009

Red Wine with Chicken? Yes, yes you can.

So most people, having to think about dinner only have to decide what to make.  LindySez is trying to make that process easier for you, but just when she thinks she has it nailed…Chicken breasts, roasted potatoes and a green salad, the DH calls and says…”I hope you are making something red wine friendly…cause I’m bringing home a 1994 and we need to see if it’s still playing.”   GREAT..what do you do to make this red wine friendly?
Well, it turned out nicely…and in less then 30 minutes from start to table…the trick that turned it…onions.  Well, that and a few herbs.  I tossed the potatoes with some extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and minced rosemary, threw them in the oven to roast, put Italian seasonings on the chicken breast, gave them a good saute (well, more of a fry, I wanted them good and brown) in hot olive oil, finished them in the oven and then browned a sliced onion in the pan, scraping up all the browned bits,  added some chicken stock and let that boil down a bit; poured that over the chicken and voila – red wine friendly dinner.  And guess what?  The 1994 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet…still played nice.
LindySez: Remember the wine pairing theory?  Red wine can go with anything, it’s all in the preparation.

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