Well friends, it should not be a surprise to any of you, I love wine. But I especially love cooking with wine. Now doing this can get expensive but I found the perfect high quality wine for drinking but also the perfect price tag for cooking with. Introducing CK Mondavi!
CK Mondavi is the only American made/grown wine in the "Supermarket wine under $10" category. Yes, ten dollars! Some of you might think that cheap wine is just that...cheap. Not true with CK Mondavi. This wine is a great addition to your wine cellar that will not break your bank but will satisfy your wine taste-buds.
Crock Pot Italian Chicken Chardonnay
Free Printable Recipe here.
For this recipe I used the CK Mondavi Chardonnay. The Chardonnay is medium bodied with a hint of oak, Aromas of lemon and citrus combined with flavors of apple and pear lead to a delightfully crisp finish. While I am not usually a Chardonnay drinker I found this wine to be a great drink along with our chicken and pastas dish. Not to mention, using it in the recipe was perfect as well.
2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
1 medium orange sweet pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups CK Mondavi Chardonnay
6 ounces tomato paste
3 TBSP Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
Shredded Romano cheese
1. Place chicken breasts into Crock Pot. Combine the paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne and sprinkle over the chicken.
2. Place the chopped pepper and onion into the Crock Pot.
3. In a small bowl combine the chardonnay, tomato paste garlic, and thyme. Mix well. Pour mixture over chicken and vegetables.
4. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Once cooked, stir in parsley.
5. Prepare pasta of your choice. Serve chicken, sauce and veggies over warm pasta. Sprinkle with Romano cheese.
With 4th of July coming up quickly I recommend making CK Mondavi your perfect 4th of July wine. Not only is it a great wine but a percentage of the sales of each bottle sold between May-August 2014 is donated to Intrepid Fallen Heroes. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is an organization that supports the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. Now that is a great purchase for your upcoming 4th of July BBQ and celebrations!
Now head on out to your local supermarket or liquor store and buy some CK Mondavi to share! Enjoy!
Do you have any recipes that you love to add wine too? If so, I would love to add some ideas to my recipe book!
Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.