Last time I mentioned how well wine adapted to jelly and enhanced your meal.
Today I want to mention how much I’m enjoying a new variety of wine I tried. Piesporter is a Riesling style wine with a wonderful bouquet and dancing fruity notes. The aroma is enhanced by the dried elderflowers that are added into the Primary Fermenter. This is an off-dry white and it complimented the slightly spicy White Chicken Chili I enjoyed with it.
The Piesporter is also a nice sipping wine which can be enjoyed after a hard day at work with a bowl of plain potato chips. This is how I often unwind after I arrive home from work….a great way to ahhhh relax.
Never had a White Chicken Chili……here’s my favorite recipe:
(great with an off-dry white)
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 lb. boneless chicken breast, cut into bite size chunks
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2- 14oz cans chicken stock
4- 15 oz cans cannelli beans ( I use white kidney and navy beans), rinsed and drained
1- 4.5 oz can chopped green chile peppers with juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add chicken, onions and garlic and saute until chicken is slightly browned, 5-7 minutes. Transfer chicken mixture to a 4qt or larger slow cooker. Add broth, beans, chile peppers(with juice), salt and remaining spices. Stir to combine.
Cover. Cook on low for 4-6 hrs. Uncover and cook 1 more hour, stirring occasionally, until flavors are blended and sauce thickens.
If you don’t own a slow cooker, simmer in a large pot on top of stove for
4-6 hrs, stirring occasionally and take lid off for about 1 hr to thicken. ( be careful it doesn’t stick to bottom of pot)
Serves 10 (less than $3/ serving)
Until next time……..take time to treat yourself, you deserve it.
Lori, Manager (Wine Sense- Springfield Road)
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