This Chicken Piccata recipe was the very first $30 wine+food pairing I put on this blog. It was actually Mrs B’s idea to keep all ingredients under a dollar amount because we were saving for a house and were on a tight budget. My wife makes an awesome Chicken Piccata, and one day in 2009 we were drinking this wine when inspiration struck. Check out other $30 wine+food pairings.
Approximate food cost if about $20. There’s so many great wines under $10 that can be a good pairing. Because the recipe has Italian roots I’d look for an Italian wine, but it’s not necessary. We’ve paired Chardonnay with this and it’s usually a good bet.
If you want a break from Chardonnay, but like fuller bodied white wines, take a look at pairing this Piccata with the 2007 Stefanini Soave Il Selese. You’ll love the toasty almond notes along with lemon zest and buttery goodness. It has medium plus acidity to cut through the breading on the chicken. Around the bay area I’ve seen it for about $9.
This is a great $30 wine+food pairing weeknight dish when you want to dine well, but don't want to spend a ton of time making dinner. Enjoy!
- chicken breasts - 4 Whole Bonless, skinless
- all-purpose flour - 1 cup
- white wine - 1 cup
- chicken stock - 1 cup
- butter - 2 TBSP
- capers - 2 TBSP, drained
- fresh garlic - 1 TBSP, chopped
- fresh lemon juice - 1 TBSP
- canola oil - 1/2 cup
- parsley - 3 TBSP, chopped
- Salt and Pepper -