During life’s busy seasons, it is so nice to spend just a few minutes to prep a dish and then let the oven finish it off. Liz from The Lemon Bowl has just one of those recipes — Crispy Garlic Baked Chicken Breasts. The secret to this recipe is the Lebanese Garlic Sauce. It takes just about 10 minutes to prepare the sauce, and you can store it in the fridge for up to a month, but most likely it won’t last that long. If you want to make things even easier, mix up a pan of roasted vegetables and cook them at the same time as the chicken. When the timer dings, enjoy your meal with one of these wines:
Crispy Garlic Baked Chicken Recipe and Wine Pairing
Chicken is a blank canvas, but when covered in a fragrant garlic sauce and served with roasted veggies, you’ll want an aromatic white wine to stand up to the pungency of the garlic and strength of the veggies.
Bordeaux White Blend: L’Ecole No. 41 Seven Hills Vineyard Luminesce ~ $19
This Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc white wine blend is full-bodied with aromas of apricot, citrus, kiwi, and passion fruit. The lushness will pair nicely with the roasted vegetables.
Chenin Blanc: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc & Viogner ~ $19
This blend of Chenin Blanc and Viognier is both floral and fruity with lemon citrus, mango, and orange blossom. It has lots of juicy mouth watering fruit on the palate and a touch of sweetness. The subtle sweetness found in the wine will be a nice contrast to the strength of the garlic.
Chenin Blanc: Beringer Chenin Blanc ~ $5
Aromatic and fruity with flavors of citrus, melon, and honey, along with some ginger and nutmeg spice. Lush and juicy on the palate, this is another one with a bit of sweetness that balances out the garlic and stands up to the sweetness in the roasted veggies.
Gruner Veltliner: Laurenz V Singing Gruner Veltliner ~ $16
Fresh aromatics of apples, peach, and zesty lemon along with signature white pepper are found in this refreshing Gruner Veltliner. The balance of bright fruit aromas and pepper will play well with the sweet and earthy vegetables, and the crisp finish will brighten up the weight of the veggies while complimenting the chicken.
Pinot Grigio/Gris: A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris ~ $14
A good Pinot Gris is fruity, bright, and fresh, and this is no exception. It has bright aromas with citrus, tropical, and stone fruit. This wine is lively and juicy on the palate with a refreshing, clean, and mineral finish. The brightness of the fruit will be a refreshing option to the dish.
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