I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central for Brancott Estate Wines. I received product samples to facilitate my Pinot Grigio Chicken recipe as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”
Wine sits pretty high on my love scale. Think… on the same level as my child and camera.
I know there is one more thing…
Michael! That’s right! And my husband, of course. Goodness me.
I like (most) everything from red to white, dry to sweet. Shooot. I even like wine of the pink and sparkling sort!
The ingredients for this Pinot Grigio chicken recipe were inspired by a scrumptious bottle of Pinot Grigio from Brancott Estate. And the chicken? I picked chicken because that’s what I had in the freezer. I wish I was able to say I possessed a more complex method but I don’t. I’m a straightforward gal, with a simple brain, and an even less involved palate.
Woe is me!
PINOT GRIGIO CHICKEN INGREDIENTS
- 1 cup Peach Tea
- 1/2 cup Brancott Estate Pinot Grigio
- 1/4 cup Pear, chopped
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- 2 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- Red Pepper Flakes, sprinkled
- Coconut Oil, for the pan
- 2lbs Chicken Breast
I promise this will be quick and easy.
- Start by putting everything (except the chicken- obviously) in a saucepan and bring it to a boil, over medium heat.
- I’m sure there is a technical term for the next step (reduce, maybe?) but I like to go with stir, stir, stir. Stir until it gets thick like a sauce should be. And be sure to remove it from the heat when it’s good and saucy. (Is that the proper cooking term? Probably not.)
- This step is a tough one! Are you ready? Next you need to chop the chicken into bite size pieces. Phew! I need a drink after that one!
- Heat the coconut oil until it gets so hot the chicken sizzles when it’s placed in the pan. (I dig the sizzle.) Then let chicken cook halfway-ish before adding in about half of the sauce. Check on it here and there until the chicken is fully cooked.
- Done. Easy. You got this, dude.
CAULIFLOWER RICE RECIPE
- Pulse a head of cauliflower in your food processor until it is small and grain like.
- While you heat a tablespoon, or so, of coconut oil in your pan, place the cauliflower ‘rice’ in between paper towels and blot out the moisture. (It took me about 16 paper towels to dry out my rice.)
- Once the cauliflower is dry, and the oil heated, put the cauliflower in the pan and mix in 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and 3 minced garlic cloves.
- Give it a stir here and there so it doesn’t burn and the seasoning gets mixed in.
- Viola! Plop a heaping helping of rice on your plate, top with chicken, and drizzle with the remaining sauce. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
How about we talk wine now? I mean, we just enjoyed a delightful Pinot Grigio chicken with our better half, so we should participate in a bit of small talk before scurrying back to work.
Oh wait. Am I the only person who flips their switch back on as I consume the final bite on my plate? Dang!
BRANCOTT ESTATE FLIGHT SONG MARLBOROUGH PINOT GRIGIO (2013)
The Pinot Grigio is full, crisp, and sweet, but not brush your teeth sweet. There is a sweet citrus aroma on the nose, with a smooth fruity finish. This is a wine I would classify as a light, summer wine. Maybe if we drink enough of it we can draw summer out of its shell? Maybe? It’s worth a try, right?
Pairing recommendation (per Brancott Estate)- Discover Brancott Estate Flight Song Marlborough Pinot Grigio with pan-fired salmon and fresh, steamed vegetables.
BRANCOTT ESTATE FLIGHT SONG MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC (2013)
The Sauvignon Blanc is not my glass o’ wine. I’ve never been big into grapefruit and the grapefruit flavor starts in the nose and travels all the way through to the finish. Props for being unique, but I just couldn’t. Michael on the other hand? It was a no-brainer. That mans LOVES grapefruit! I had him taste both and he said ‘that one’ just as soon as he swallowed.Gotta love when we can say this one is mine and that one is yours!
“Pairing recommendation (per Brancott Estate)– Enjoy Sauvignon Blanc on its own or with a variety of foods from delicate to spicy grilled or barbecued seafood to green salads and Mediterranean dishes.
Both of the wines I tried from the Brancott Estate Flight Song line contain 20% fewer calories. I had no idea that was a thing but it totally is. When I sit down with a bottle of wine, the last thing I think about is calories. Ha! Am I allowed to admit that? I guess I feel 20% less guilty about throwing back the bottle…
Cheers to my cronies!