Stuffed Chicken Breast Paired With Chardonnay
This stuffed chicken breast is an elegant crowdpleaser. The Mediterranean stuffing, with briny Kalamata olives, tangy feta and roasted red peppers, boasts tremendous flavor and a creamy texture. Quick enough to cook up on a weeknight, this is also great to serve for entertaining.
With the cheesy stuffing and creamy sauce, a full-bodied white wine is an ideal pairing. While it comes in many styles, many Chardonnays offer a rich texture with a kiss of toasty oak that plays well against creamy dishes and sauces. Our 'Steal' wine this week is from of our favorite regions for value Chardonnays - Mâcon from Burgundy. Our 'Splurge' hails from California and is a more buttery style that is still deliciously well balanced.
"Splurge" Wine Pairing:
2007 La Crema Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, CA
This is a classic California buttery style, but still with freshness, fruit and balance. ($20)
"Steal" Wine Pairing:
2007 Joseph Drouhin, Mâcon-Villages, Burgundy
Creamy and delicate at the same time, with mouthwatering pear and apple flavors. ($10)
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