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Friday, January 13, 2012

The Witch's Marinated Chicken with White Wine and Parsley Aioli

Way back in August of 2010, I had my first guest blogger - Andrea The Kitchen Witch.  She posted a recipe for white wine marinated chicken kabobs and since then, has, from time to time, mentioned how much she loves using white wine as the base of her marinades.  Well, I'm a red wine drinker, so there is never really a time when I actually have white wine on hand.  Thanks to some wonderful house warming gifts, we received a couple bottles of white wine... and me not wanting to let any alcohol go to waste, instantly thought of Andrea and her marinade!  And boy was I happy I finally tried it!  Talk about an amazing flavor that it brings to the chicken.  All of a sudden I find myself walking down the wine aisle and scoping out more white wine :)  Of course, in true Jenn's Food Journey form, I just HAD to make an aioli to go with it... and let me tell you, this was one of my better aiolis.. then again, how can you go wrong with white wine and mayo!! lol
Even if you don't try the aioli (although I'm not sure why you wouldn't!!), I highly recommend trying the marinade.  I changed it up just a bit to go with what I had on hand, so don't feel you have to follow either of our recipes to the T - just make sure you start with the white wine!!

The Witch's Marinated Chicken with White Wine and Parsley Aioli
Adapted from Andrea, The Kitchen Witch, Aioli created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the marinade -
1/3 cup white wine
1 1/2 Tablespoons basil olive oil (you can use extra virgin)
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 Tablespoon chopped parsley
2 large garlic cloves, minced
For the aioli -
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon white wine
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 garlic clove finely minced
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley

In a bowl or large measuring cup, mix together all the ingredients for the marinade.  Place the chicken in a resealable bag and pour the marinade over it.  Seal and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl,  mix together all the ingredients for the aioli until well combined.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat your grill to 375 degrees F.  Remove chicken from bag and discard marinate.  Place the chicken directly over the fire and grill for 8-10 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.  Remove and allow to rest for 3 minutes.  Serve with aioli and enjoy!

One Year Ago:  Herb Crusted Tilapia
Two Years Ago: Balsamic, Dijon & Garlic Chicken


Yenta Mary said...

Okay, now you're BOTH temptresses - so unfair! It looks amazing!!!

Mary said...

As a white wine drinker, this has just been saved to try very soon!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Yay!! I'm SO happy you finally made the herb wine chicken :) As you well know it's a favorite here!! Isn't it GOOD? The wine and chicken are such a great combo. Now I want some. Are the liquor stores open at 7:30 am? The Witch is out of wine!! (the horror, I know). Great aioli idea too Jenn, I'll have to try that next time I make this chicken. Like later today :)

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Mmm, Jenn, that chicken looks lovely! And I bet that sauce is even good on the fries. I'll have to give it a try soon.

Cranberry Morning said...

Yep, works now, Jenn!! ♥

Candace said...

I absolutely adore cooking with white wine. It makes EVERYTHING taste better. This is going on the list for sure!

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Yum Jenn!
Happy New Year!

Chris said...

Both the marinade and aioli sound like they would rock. The grilling got some great color on the chicken, too.

Becki's Whole Life said...

My problem with the white wine in this is that when there is a bottle it doesn't usually last long enough to make it into a recipe:-). Although i would buy a bottle for something like this! I have never used white wine to marinate chicken, this sounds awesome and is on the list to try. The Aioli sounds good too...of course:-)

Pam said...

The marinade sounds delicious and of course, as usual, so does your aioli!

Desi said...

What a gorgeous piece of grilled chicken! Those grill marks, that parsley, it looks so purty! Definitely bookmarking this to make! And another nice aioli recipe too :)