Tuscan Style Chicken pairs perfectly with Blue Ostrich Winery and Vineyard’s Sangiovese

Courtesy Blue Ostrich Winery

The Sangiovese grape is widely grown in the Tuscany region of northern Italy and is the primary grape used in making the Italian wine style known as “Chianti”.

Sangiovese also happens to be well adapted for vineyards here in North Texas. This 2018 Sangiovese from Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard is a young, medium bodied red table wine that pairs well with all kinds of traditional Tuscan dishes like pizza, or pasta with red sauce. We also suggest this delicious Tuscan chicken recipe that can be easily prepared in a slow cooker. Cheers.

INGREDIENTS
• 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each)
Italian stewed tomatoes, undrained
• 10 small red potatoes (about 1 pound), quartered
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
• 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
• 4 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 teaspoon olive oil
• 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, divided
• 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds),
cut up and skin removed
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper
• 1 jar (5-3/4 ounces) pimiento-stuffed olives, drained

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