Spiced Up Chicken and Peppers
I made a huge batch of Greek Tzatziki the other day so we’ve been snacking on it like crazy. At least it’s a healthy snack that you don’t need to feel at all guilty about. But if you really want to jazz up your dinner, try some leftover Tzatziki on steak and oven roasted Greek potatoes or on this heavenly yogurt marinated grilled chicken and peppers. It’s almost like the two were meant for each other. In case you’re wondering why my Tzatziki is green, I also happened to have some Kale Pesto in the fridge so I stirred in a couple of tablespoons just to change things up a bit. Just when you think a great thing can’t get any better, it totally does. Even if you didn’t already have Tzatziki on hand or time to whip some up, this chicken is delicious and full of flavor all on it’s own thanks to the creamy spiced up yogurt marinade, rich chicken sausage and smoky red peppers.
Suggested Wine Pairings
This Greek-inspired yogurt marinaded chicken pairs well with a variety of Greek wines. Both the marinade and the Tzatziki sauce have a little bit of zing and tang with just a hint of spice, so you’ll want to reach for a bright, crisp wine with a zesty acidity and maybe even a little bit of sweetness. For Greek whites, try a lemony Assyrtiko or zesty Athiri. If you’re not into expanding your wine palate, you can also stick with a safe Sauvignon Blanc, off-dry Riesling or even an Austrian Grüner Veltliner. Red wine lovers should look for a light to medium-bodied Greek red that is lower in tannins, like a rich Agiorgitiko, spicy Refosco or cherry-inflected Xynomavro. If you prefer to stay local you could also go with delicious and refreshing safe choice of Pinot Noir or Cabernet Franc.