If you’re looking for a one-pan dish full of lemony goodness, this is it. This Meyer Lemon Chicken recipe from Prevention RD creates incredibly moist chicken and tender red potatoes in a Meyer lemon sauce seasoned with thyme, parsley, black pepper, and dry white wine. When you cook with wine, the bonus is that you’ve got the rest of the bottle to enjoy with your meal! Pair this meal with one of the following wines:
Meyer Lemon Chicken Recipe and Wine Pairing
This simple rustic chicken dish has herbal and earthy flavors along with loads of bright citrus. For a dish like this, we look to highlight similar elements in the wine we serve with it–aromatic wines with citrus notes and good acidity. We also recommend using the same (or similar) wine to cook with as you do to pair with.
Torrentes: Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes ~ $13
This wine has lots of pretty floral and fruity aromas with peach, pear, lime, and orange. You’ll find good structure and acidity on the palate along with more fruity and floral flavors and a dry, crisp finish. A great wine for the price!
Albarino: Bodegas Fillaboa Albarino Rias Baixas ~ $18
Albarino is a great match for roast chicken for several reasons. This particular wine has loads of orange blossom, apple, pear, melon, lemon, grapefruit, and even some pineapple aromas. Lively on the palate, this wine has a bit more body to it, making it a good match for the richer elements of the roasted chicken and potatoes.
Albarino: Finca de Arantei Albarino Single Vineyard ~ $18
This wine has lots of bright peach, apricot, and citrus fruit aromas, with a bit of a rich and spicy feel in the mouth. Citrusy, spicy, and medium bodied with a crisp finish, this wine really reflects many of the flavors in dish and has a little spice to balance out the spicy and herbal elements in the meal.
Sauvignon Blanc: Norton Sauvignon Blanc ~ $10
For something light, bright, and zesty, turn to Sauvignon Blanc for this dish. It has bright citrus notes along with green apple, pink grapefruit, and some herbs. It has some grassy tones on the palate, but overall it’s vibrant, zesty, and light with enough acidity to cut through any richness of the dish.
Sauvignon Blanc: Saint Clair Family Estate ~$17
This sauvignon blanc has powerful aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit, lime, and green apple along with an equal fruit intensity on the palate. This aromatic wine is also crisp and powerful with a balanced and lingering acidity. It’s another nice choice if you want something light yet really crisp to match up to the lemon chicken.
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