My friend Venia is a big fan of Sparoza's cooking blends and spices. They remind her of her native Greece, bringing sunny, Mediterranean fragrances to her kitchen. Venia is an elementary school teacher and loves working with families and kids. She has two older daughters and is one of those people for whom the phrase "love through food" is not just a cliché - she really loves cooking tasty, healthy recipes for the people she loves! I had met Venia years ago, when I first moved to Cincinnati, and we always celebrate Easter together. Even though we can't do that this year, we can still share our food virtually!
When she sent me this recipe for chicken in a red wine sauce, enhanced with Sparoza's Cooking Blend with Spices & Orange Zest, I thought it would be a nice, comforting dish for what are definitely uncomfortable times. While we're thrilled to have my daughter home from college (probably more thrilled than she is, given how much she was enjoying her freshman year away from home!), we're less thrilled at having our two older sons working on opposite sides of the globe, with one in San Francisco and the other in London. A hearty plate of warm, comforting chicken was just what we needed - I made it with a salad and some Vegetable Petoura pasta from Agrozimi on the side and we all loved it. I hope you do, too!
Ingredients for coq au vin with Sparoza's spices
1lb chicken breast cut in half lengthwise (or boneless, skinless chicken thighs)
1 cup red wine
2-4 cloves crushed garlic
2 cups mushrooms of any kind (I use sliced Baby Bella)
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