Barbeque Season is here! Time to find the perfect marinated chicken recipe you over and over again! Like this Gluten Free Chili-Lime Mango Marinated Chicken Bowl recipe. This Marinated Chicken recipe is super easy to make, healthy, dairy free, and delicious! A great way to learn how to cook with wine and use it in a light marinade.
Well friends, can you believe it? We are flying through April already! I know I say this every time but how is it that it’s we’re halfway through another season? Summer is just around the corner! Have you found your perfect marinated chicken recipe for BBQ season yet?
Oh goodness, I’m not ready for the 100+F heat in Texas. So let’s focus on the now; the tail end of SPRING!, Which means we’re celebrating more holidays like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and of course graduation for many. Oh let’s not forget the barbecues, brunches, and potlucks picnics! Anything to be outside. But today I’m also excited to celebrate more than just the time of year, we’re also celebrating my husband’s birthday week! Shhh… don’t tell him I told you. He’s not a birthday person. Regardless, we’re going to celebrate with his favorite type of meal. A BAJA fresh “bowl” type of meal! –> Chili-lime mango marinated chicken. We will definitely bust out the wine for that (and forget our age while we are at it).
Let’s talk about this wine for a minute. We are not talking just any wine, we are talking the good lighter SPRING wine like Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. But not all good (appealing) tasting wine is created equal. It’s gotta have quality. Quality sourced, quality grown, quality made! Quality wine that you can enjoy by itself as well as cook with. Yes, we’re talking entwine wines!
You know me, there’s always room for wine; whether you pair with a lovely dinner, serve it at your next party/celebration, or cook with it to really bring out the flavors in your home cooked meals!
That being said, I thought it be fun to show you a very easy and delicious ways to use wine and a recipe. Trust me, you all will
Today I’m partnering with Entwine wines to bring you easy recipe you can make the spring summer.
Little about entwine and how this brand all began! Hint –> food is involved!
entwine began when America’s oldest wineries and the most trusted name in food: Wente Vineyards and Food Network joined forces.
“Using a shared passion for food and wine as our guide, we’ve created wines that are delicious on their own, yet also work with the flavors of food to make any meal more enjoyable. In developing these signature wines, Food Network’s culinary team worked hand-in-hand with Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl Wente during the blending process to ensure that each wine had its own distinct personality and flavor”.
Oh and y’all, that he did! This wine is full of personality and flavor! Each grape and blend is so unique.
The wine I’m using in this chili lime mango marinated chicken recipe is entwine Pinot Grigio. It’s a crisp white wine full of unique fruity layers. Layers like lime and honey. Sounds refreshing, right? Trust me it is!
This lightly sweet wine is developed (aged) over a 12-month period in their stainless steel tanks, which is what helps the wine maintain its crispness and fruity character.
Which is why I’ve paired it with this chili-lime mango marinated chicken bowl recipe. It gives this mango chicken marinade a bit of sweetness but not overpowering. Just light with a bit of a sweet and spicy kick!
This is a great starter wine for those who might new to cooking with wine and drinking it! You really can’t go wrong with Pinot Grigio. It’s a staple to have in your house for parties, cooking, expanding your food/wine palate, or for a relaxing evening on the back porch. This is why I love Texas. We have big back porches to enjoy a glass … or two.
Okay, ready to see how simple it is to cook with wine? Let’s pour the PINOT GRIGIO and get started!
All you need for this marinated chicken recipe is a ripe mango, orange or pineapple juice, lime, a little spicy chili sauce, onion and garlic, olive oil, and white wine (pinot grigio). Don’t worry, the alcohol in the wine will be cooked out when grilling or baking so it’s safe to serve to the whole family!
Oh and save some mango for the bowls. It’s so delicious with the chicken and rice (or cauliflower rice if you are paleo). Like I mentioned above, a sweet and spicy (or zesty) kick you’ll love!
Other ways to enjoy Entwine Pinot Grigio:
- With a salty cheese/meat appetizer platter
- With tropical fruit
- With Mexican guacamole and chips
- Asian style take out food or stir fry
- White Fish or light Seafood dishes
- Fish Tacos with a fruit salsa
- Grilled, roasted, or Baked Chicken lemon and herbs
- Lighter white cheese sauces and pasta
Okay who’s hungry now? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. More perfect pairing chicken and marinated chicken recipes to give a whirl.
THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY entwine wines! THANK YOU for letting me share and create great content with their amazing wines. I hope you learn to love them (and cooking with wine) as much as I do. And of course, these opinions 100% MY OWN.