What Wine Goes With Chicken

Chicken and Wine

Red wine goes with chicken often

Chicken, the signature white meat, is a wonderful dish for pairing with wine. But most chicken dishes are rich and savory, belying any myth about it being ideally suited to white wines. What wine goes with chicken? In fact, most chicken dishes are best paired with red wines.

The cooking method used to prepare your chicken could be a plain roast, or could be simmered in a highly-flavored sauce; the cooking style determines accompanying foods and wine.

For instance, if you prepare an Indian Curry chicken like Chicken Tikka Masala, the dish will be screaming for a Dry Gewurztraminer, Riesling or even a Viognier. But if you prepare a co qua vin, using the traditional Burgundy approach, Pinot noir will be the perfect complement. So you can experiment with which wine goes with chicken.

I continue to repeat myself on this point: your own taste will be your best friend. These suggestions are just that; if you don’t like one, take that as an internal signpost to guide you.

Preparation  Suggested Wine Accompaniment
Barbequed Chicken Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Beaujolais
Chicken Cacciatore Chianti, Nebbiolo, Syrah/Shiraz, Zinfandel
Chicken Kiev White Burgundy, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
Chicken Stir Fry  Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris (Alsace), Riesling
Chicken Tetrazzini Chianti, Pinot noir, Viognier
Coq au Vin (traditional) Barolo, Burgundy (Red), Ribera del, Duero Pinot noir,
Fried Chicken Beaujolais, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc
Chicken Curry Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Viognier
Roast Chicken  Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Chianti

 

Enjoy whatever wine goes with chicken!

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