Weeknight Dinner Recipe and Wine Pairing at Wine4.Me/blog

This recipe for Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps from a Zesty Bite takes some shortcuts to pull this meal together quickly. Enjoy it with one of these wine pairing suggestions.

You love a home cooked meal, but you don’t always have time or energy for anything too complicated. Sound familiar? This recipe for Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps from A Zesty Bite takes some simple shortcuts like using store-bought rotisserie chicken and Asian sesame dressing to help pull this meal together quickly. Serve the chicken in lettuce leaf wraps and enjoy with a glass of wine.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Wine Pairing

This salad is full of fresh and zesty flavors. It’s also light and a great quick option for a healthy weeknight dinner. So for wine, we turn to equally fresh and zesty white wines that are priced right for the occasion. The level of sweetness will be based on how much (and style of) dressing you use. If the salad dressing you select is too sweet, we recommend you go light on it so as not to upstage the wine too much.

Pinot Grigio: King Estate ‘Signature Collection’ Pinot Gris ~ $16

This is a good example of a wine that offers bright and fresh flavors of citrus, apples, and pears that will balance nicely with the freshness of the ingredients while also offering a nice richness that will stand up to a bold flavored salad dressing.

Pinot Grigio: Gnarly Head Pinot Grigio ~ $9

This fruity wine has aromas and flavors of juicy peaches, pears, bright citrus, and some herbal notes. Refreshing and bold, the mix of fruity and herbal flavors are spot-on for the mix of herbs, vegetables, and sweetness found in the salad. It’s a nice value for a weeknight too.

Riesling: Red Tail Ridge Dry Riesling $17

You’ll find a nice mix of citrus (lime and Meyer lemon), juicy peach, grapefruit, and even some herbal notes on this wine. The palate is big, yet clean and crisp, with bright acidity and a dry finish.

Riesling: Cupcake Vineyards Mosel Riesling ~ $10

If you’re looking for something a little bolder to stand up to a sweeter dressing, try this Riesling with bright green apple, lemon, and juicy apricot. It is creamy and rich on the palate with a bit of sweetness that will pair well with the rich flavors of the dressing.

Gewurtztraminer: Willm Gewurztraminer ~ $14

This wine is bold, full of floral, grapefruit, orange, apricot, and lychee aromas. Somewhat rich in the mouth with a bit of sweetness, this is a fun match for the dish. The rich fruit and sweetness will stand up to all of the flavors in the bright Asian flavored inspired salad.

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