Sunday, December 15, 2013

Moscato Orange Chicken with Olives for #SundaySupper

This week's #SundaySupper event is sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards and I am super excited to participate in this awesome event not just because I love wine. :)   You will agree with me that the theme being Memorable Holiday Meals: Holiday Traditions and Recipes using wine in the recipe is fitting for the season. :) Oh yes this is perfect.  Let me tell you a little bit about the Gallo Family, whose passion it is to make great wine.  Did you know that Gallo Family Vineyards offers 16 different wines year-round, including Moscato, Hearty Burgundy, Pinot Grigio and more? To learn about all of the wines, please visit and find out where to buy Gallo Family Wines through the Store Locator Tool:

Gallo Family Vineyards was founded 80 years ago by Ernest & Julio Gallo.  To this day Gallo Family Vineyards is proud to still be family owned, and today four generations of Gallos, as well as employees work at the vinery.

Now let me tell you a little about the Holiday Traditions in our house.  I love traditions you know, as in the traditions we as a family create for ourselves.  So in our family, we start the season off with a lantern walk for St. Martin's day in early November where the kids enjoy hot cider while the adults enjoy a mug of Glühwein.  After the Thanksgiving Holidays -  and two birthdays - St. Nikolaus visits our house and leaves some treats or sometimes coal in the shoes we leave outside for him {yes, he himself visits us every single year}.  As we get closer to Christmas the girls have been visiting friends living in an assisted care facility for children. To us it is important that our children learn that Christmas is not all about the presents but it is about thinking and helping those that are less fortunate than us.

This is another reason why I am so excited about working with Gallo Families.  Did you know that every day 8 million seniors in the U.S. face the threat of hunger? That's one in every six seniors. It is something the Gallo Family has recognized and they have partnered with Meals on Wheels Association of America to fight hunger with the Every Cork Counts™ campaign.  The campaign will run through December 31st, 2013. You may know that in my day job I am a frequent volunteer at a Senior Law Clinic here in Portland and I can tell you that many seniors rely on Meals on Wheels.  How do you help? Well let me tell you it is not only super easy, but also a ton of fun.  Visit and you can either play a game {yes, I may have already played it a couple of times}; or uncork a bottle of Gallo Family Wine and mail the cork to the Gallo Family.  TThis is really, really awesome as the Gallo Family will donate $5 for every cork that is sent their way - up to $90,000.  Are you ready to participate? - Wait, wait, wait before you run out I have a coupon for you - get $2 off your  your fabulous bottle of Gallo Family Wine.  Open up your bottle share it with your friends and/or family then spread some more cheer by sending the cork to

Every Cork Counts
P.O. Box 3017
Grand Rapids, MN 55745-3017

All corks must be postmarked between now and Dec. 31, 2013, and received by January 15, 2014.

There is even more fun to because you can create your own family crest on the Gallo Family Crest Creator site.  It's super fun and yes, I have created our very own family crest already :)

Last, but not least be sure to like Gallo Family Vineyards on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Are you ready for some delicious, fabulous food now? Oh yes - you chicken cooked in wine oh so good. Take a look....

Moscato Orange Chicken with Olives
  • 5 chicken legs
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 orange
  • 2 Tbs Canola Oil
  • 1 Anchovy filet, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 C Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 C Manzanilla Olives
***Preheat oven to 375F ***
  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper
  2. Peel, and filet the orange.  You should have about 3/4 C filet {skin off} orange slices.  Reserve the peel, skin as well as excess juice
  3. Heat oil in a large and high oven proof skillet {I use a cast iron skillet be sure that it will be large enough to fit the chicken}
  4. Brown the chicken in batches {2 at a time}.  When each side is browned - about a couple of minutes each side - remove from the pan set aside and repeat with the remaining chicken.
  5. Once all the chicken is browned, drain the oil out of the pan to discard when cold.
  6. Return pan to the burner, add garlic together with the anchovy. Sauté for a couple of minutes, then squeeze the reserved orange skins, juice form the peels, as well as any excess juice from the orange into the pan.  Stir it up carefully and cook for a minute or so {it will sizzle}
  7. Pour the wine into the pan, stirring the bottom of the pan to incorporate all browned bits and pieces. 
  8. Add lemon juice, bring liquid to a boil and cook for a couple of minutes.
  9. Return chicken to the pan; the liquid should cover about 3/4 or little more of the chicken.
  10. Place chicken in the oven and bak for 45 minutes
  11. After 45 minutes stir in the olives, together with the oranges and bake for another 15 minutes.

Serve on a bed of rice, or egg noodles and enjoy!!!

Check out the other delicacies made with Gallo Family Vine the other #SundaySupper contributors are bringing today
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Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.


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