Welcome to my kitchen, where I will be sharing a delicious recipe with you today. If you’re someone who is always on the hunt for easy and flavorful meal ideas that take no time, then today’s recipe will be right up your alley.
This recipe features two kinds of savory sausages, juicy chicken breasts, aromatic garlic and onions, all cooked together in a rich and flavorful wine sauce. The combination of different flavors and textures in this dish creates an unmatchable taste that’ll leave your loved ones asking for more.
Not only is this recipe bursting with flavors, but it also comes together quickly and easily from start to finish. All it takes is a little bit of chopping, dicing and cooking, and before you know it, you have a perfectly balanced meal that’ll satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
And don’t forget the best part: the wine-infused sauce which elevates the seasoned sausages and chicken. The right wine can make or break any dish, especially when paired with Italian-inspired flavors like garlic, onion, sausage and chicken breast.
So join me on this culinary journey as we create a sauce-wine infused saucy feast for friends and family. Get ready to learn how to cook with red and white wines while enjoying every sip of it.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Let me tell you why you’re going to love this recipe for chicken and sausage with wine. First of all, it’s a hearty and flavorful dish that is perfect for a cozy night in or for entertaining guests. The combination of tender chicken, savory Italian sausage, and a rich wine sauce is absolutely divine. But what makes this recipe truly special is its versatility.
You can serve this chicken and sausage with wine over your favorite pasta, with some crusty bread, or even on its own. It’s a fabulous recipe that can be made as a main course for dinner or as a fancy appetizer to go along with your signature cocktails. Plus, it’s easy to make and doesn’t require any fancy tools or culinary skills.
Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is because of the variety of substitutions and variations you can make. Whether you prefer red or white wine, chicken breasts or thighs, or are looking for gluten-free options, this recipe can accommodate all your needs and preferences.
Not only is this chicken and sausage with wine recipe delicious and versatile, but it’s also a crowd-pleaser. Your guests won’t stop raving about the flavor combination once they try it. Plus, the aroma of garlic, onions, and wine will fill up your kitchen and make everyone feel at home.
Lastly, let’s talk about pairing this dish with the perfect wine. You really can’t go wrong here – red wine pairs perfectly with the braised chicken and sausage while dry white wine goes great with the garlic chicken sausage pasta. Any Sauvignon Blanc will work beautifully for both versions of this recipe.
In conclusion, with its harmonious flavors, versatility, ease-of-use, crowd-pleasing characteristics, and perfect pairing options that suit all tastes, our chicken and sausage with wine recipe will surely become a staple in your recipe book that you’ll want to come back to time and time again. Trust me when I say that this dish is a winner – not only will your taste buds thank you, but your loved ones will too!
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious chicken and sausage with wine recipe:
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 1 lb chicken breasts or chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 4 chicken sausages
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 x 400g canned diced tomatoes
- Parsley (for garnish)
- Lemon (for garnish)
- 2 tbsp butter
- Olive oil (1/4 cup divided)
- Kosher salt (to taste)
- 1 1/2 cups of red wine
- 2 cups of dry white wine
- If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free Italian sausages. See note [^note1]
[^note1]: Make sure that all other ingredients are also gluten-free.
Make sure to gather all these ingredients before starting your cooking journey to ensure convenience and less hassle throughout the process. The perfect harmony of these ingredients makes for a true masterpiece in every dish.
The Recipe How-To
Step 1: Sear the Sausage
Firstly, take a medium-sized skillet and place it on medium heat. After that, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and let it warm up. Meanwhile, slice 3 Italian sausages into ½ inch pieces.
Once the skillet is heated up, add the sliced sausages and let them cook for about 5 minutes or until they are golden brown. Once the sausages are cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer them to a plate covered with paper towels.
Step 2: Cook the Chicken
In the same skillet, add more olive oil(about 1 tablespoon) and heat it to medium-high heat. Then add roughly chopped chicken breasts and sausages. Sauté them for about 5 minutes until they become golden brown in color.
Next, add 2 garlic cloves(minced) and one onion(finely chopped). Keep cooking chicken for another minute until moisture evaporated from onions.
Step 3: Deglaze with Wine
Now deglaze your pan with some dry white wine(about 1/2 cup). Scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a spatula or spoon as you pour in the wine. The wine will deepen the flavor of your sauce.
Let it simmer for a few minutes until some of the wine has evaporated.
Step 4: Add Butter
After that, lower the heat to medium-low and add around 2 tablespoons of butter to thicken your sauce. Swirl the butter around until it is melted and mixed well with other ingredients.
Step 5: Simmer
Add half-cup of water or chicken stock to complete your sauce making process. Add salt according to your taste preference.
Now let everything simmer together for around five minutes so that all flavors can blend together well.
Serve hot with your choice of sides. You can add boiled potatoes, egg noodles, or even spicy chicken pasta to complement this warm and delightful meal.
Substitutions and Variations
This recipe is incredibly versatile, allowing you to experiment with different ingredients to suit your taste preferences or dietary needs.
Meat substitutions: Instead of chicken and pork sausage, you could use turkey sausage or beef sausage. You could swap the traditional chicken breasts for chicken thighs or drumsticks, which will add a richer and deeper flavor to the dish. If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, try substituting the meat with mushrooms or protein-packed beans like chickpeas.
Wine substitutions: You can use any dry white wine for this recipe, but if you want to switch things up, a Sauvignon Blanc pairs nicely with the garlic and onion-infused flavors of the dish. For a richer wine sauce, go for a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ingredient variations: For a spicy twist on this recipe, add some jalapeno peppers or crushed red pepper flakes into the mix. Adding diced potatoes can help thicken up the sauce and add another layer of flavor to the dish. If you’re feeling creative, swap out some of the ingredients to create new versions of this dish – try adding sliced apples and chicken apple sausage for a fall-inspired meal.
Gluten-free adaptations: To make this recipe gluten-free, simply use gluten-free chicken sausages and replace the flour with cornstarch or another gluten-free substitute. You could also serve it over brown rice or gluten-free pasta like egg noodles or spaghetti squash.
No matter what variations you choose, this delicious chicken and sausage recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next dinner party!
Serving and Pairing
Once your chicken and sausage with wine is ready, it’s time to think about how to serve it and what drinks to pair it with. This dish is versatile and can be served in many ways, depending on your taste and mood.
One option is to serve the chicken and sausage on top of some white rice or pasta. The sauce of the dish is flavorful and rich, and it will nicely coat the grains, adding extra taste and texture. Another option that I highly recommend is to slice up some crusty bread, which can be used to sop up all the delicious sauce from the dish.
When it comes to pairing drinks with this hearty meal, wine is always a classic choice. You can stick to a red wine like a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon or a Chianti Classico for a richer flavor that can stand up to the spicy sausage. If you prefer a lighter wine, opt for Sauvignon Blanc, which pairs nicely with the acidity in tomato-based sauces.
If you’re more inclined towards beer or cocktails, there are also plenty of options to choose from. A darker beer like an amber ale or a porter can complement the bold flavors of the sausage wonderfully. And for cocktails, consider something like an Apple Cider Bourbon cocktail, which would harmonize well with the sweetness of the apple sausage.
Whatever your preference may be, remember that this chicken and sausage recipe deserves to be paired with something as equally mouthwatering as itself.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
If you’re planning on making this chicken and sausage with wine recipe in advance, there are a few things you can do to ensure that it turns out just as delicious as if it were made fresh. The good news is that this recipe is perfect for make-ahead meals because the flavors will only deepen with time.
To make ahead:
Cook the chicken and sausage with wine according to the recipe instructions, let it cool to room temperature, then transfer it into an airtight container. This dish can last up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.
If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator. This dish will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge.
The key to reheating this dish without drying out the chicken is to add a bit of liquid. You can reheat it on the stovetop over medium heat by adding a splash of chicken broth or water to help revive the sauce. Alternatively, you can reheat it in the oven by placing it in a baking dish, covering it with aluminum foil, and reheating it at 350°F (175°C) for about 15-20 minutes.
Remember not to reheat more than once because reheating food multiple times increases the risk of foodborne illnesses.
With these tips, your chicken and sausage with wine recipe is sure to taste just as delicious even if you make it ahead of time or want to enjoy leftovers later on.
Tips for Perfect Results
To ensure that this chicken and sausage with wine recipe comes out perfectly every time, here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Brown the chicken and sausage well – This will create a flavorful crust on the meat and add depth of flavor to the dish.
2. Use a heavy-bottomed pot – This will distribute heat evenly, preventing hot spots that can burn your food.
3. Don’t overcrowd the pot – This will cause the temperature to drop and prevent proper browning.
4. Use good quality wine – The wine is a key ingredient in this dish, so make sure to use something you would drink on its own.
5. Add more garlic if you prefer – Garlic adds depth of flavor to the dish, but if you love garlic, feel free to add an extra clove or two.
6. Use homemade chicken broth if possible – Homemade broth will add richness and depth of flavor to the dish that store-bought broth can’t match.
7. Adjust seasoning at the end – Taste the dish before serving and adjust seasoning as needed. You might need a little more salt or pepper to balance the flavors.
8. Let it rest before serving – Once the dish is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together and make it even more delicious.
Keep these tips in mind and you’ll have perfectly braised chicken and sausage with wine every time!
As a sommelier, I am familiar with the doubts and curiosities you may have when it comes to wine pairing. In this section, I will address some of the most common questions I receive regarding the wine pairing for this recipe. Whether you are new to wine or an experienced enthusiast, these questions and answers will help you make the best choice to complement this dish perfectly.
What wine goes best with chicken and sausage?
When preparing a meal that features chicken sausage and peppers, complementing the sweet taste profile of these ingredients is key. A great wine pairing choice for this dish is a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. This sweet and fruity wine will enhance the unique flavors of the sausage and peppers and provide excellent taste correlation.
What kind of wine goes with sausage?
If you’re looking for a great wine to pair with your grilled sausages loaded with condiments, I highly recommend trying out crisp and dry white wines like Riesling, Grüner Veltliner and Chablis. These wines work wonderfully with acidic condiments as their acidity can handle it without compromising the meaty flavor of the sausage. Plus, their refreshing taste is sure to elevate your meal to the next level!
What kind of wine goes with Italian sausage?
When it comes to choosing a wine, I recommend opting for a red with a good amount of fruity notes. For this, I suggest trying a Sicilian red as it is typically a safe bet. If you are looking to pair your vino with Italian sausage, Lambrusco is a great option. Another red wine from Sicily that pairs well with a variety of dishes, including Italian sausage, is Nero d’Avola.
What is chicken scarpariello made of?
One of my favorite Italian-American dishes is Chicken Scarpariello. This delicious recipe features tender chicken thighs and sweet Italian sausage cooked in a mouthwatering pan sauce with a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors. To achieve this, pickled peppers like Peppadew are the ideal ingredient for the sauce, but other varieties are also suitable.
In conclusion, this Chicken and Sausage With Wine recipe is a perfect addition to your dinner table. With its savory taste and easy-to-follow instructions, you can make this dish with little effort. Whether you are a beginner cook or a seasoned chef, this recipe will surely satisfy your cravings.
Furthermore, the beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility. You can easily make substitutions and variations to suit your preferences. For instance, if you want an extra kick of flavor, you can add more garlic or red pepper flakes. Or, if you prefer a milder taste, you can use chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs.
Not to mention, the wine pairing suggestions that we provided will elevate your dining experience even further. From dry white wine to red wine, there is a wine that perfectly complements this dish.
Finally, the Chicken and Sausage With Wine recipe is perfect for storing and reheating. You can easily make it ahead of time and reheat it when it’s time to serve. Plus, it’s a gluten-free recipe.
So why not try this signature club recipe today? This dish is sure to impress your friends and family and leave them wanting more.
Chicken and Sausage With Wine Recipe
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into bit size pieces
- 1/2 lb Italian sausage
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup red wine
- Brown sausage in skillet and break up. Salt and pepper chicken and add chicken to skillet. Brown chicken. Add onion and garlic to skillet, saute until onion is translucent. Turn heat down and add butter allowing it to melt. Pour in the wine and boil on high until it thickens into a sauce.
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