The thing I love best about Sunday afternoon is the fact that it is the one day that I have time to test new recipes. You know, the ones that you have been wanting to try but aren’t quite sure what ingredients you will be adding. It’s my time to play in the kitchen and add a little bit of this and tad of that. In my foodie world, these recipes start with an idea and become a work of art as I go along.

Lemon Rosemary Moscato Chicken #SundaySupperThis recipe for Lemon Rosemary Moscato Chicken was created on one of those Sunday afternoons. I found myself alone in the kitchen and at our home, this is a very rare occasion. When I get the house to myself, I love to pour myself a glass of wine and cook!

I had just received three beautiful bottles of Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato – White, Pink and Red. I opened the White Moscato first and immediately fell in love with the refreshing peach and honey flavors. It was the perfect glass of wine for a Sunday afternoon. I had chicken thighs in the fridge and inspired by this wine, created this recipe for Lemon Rosemary Moscato Chicken.

Lemon Rosemary Moscato Chicken #SundaySupperBy the time everyone came home for Sunday Supper that evening, the house smelled amazing. We enjoyed this chicken over creamy parmesan orzo and let the amazing Moscato sauce take over the pasta. Big smiles all the way around, especially when I brought out the Flan in Moscato Wine Sauce.

Yep! This is what happens when I have an afternoon to myself in the kitchen, dessert is included in our Sunday Supper.

Lemon Rosemary Moscato Chicken #SundaySupper

Lemon Rosemary Moscato Chicken #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • 6 skin-on chicken thighs
  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 large sprigs rosemary, leaves stripped and chopped
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white moscato wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 lemon
  • additional lemon slices and rosemary for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Loosen the skin on the chicken thighs creating a pocket.
  3. Arrange 1 sliced garlic clove and some chopped rosemary under the skin.
  4. Place in oven proof baking dish.
  5. Brush the chicken with olive oil.
  6. Season the chicken with sea salt and pepper.
  7. Sprinkle the paprika evenly over the chicken thighs.
  8. Add the wine and chicken stock to the bottom of the baking dish.
  9. Squeeze the lemon half over the chicken.
  10. Bake for approximately 45 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
  11. Serve over orzo pasta or rice.
  12. Add additional lemon slices or rosemary for garnish.
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Gallo Family VineyardsGallo Family Vineyards offers three Moscato varietals:

 White Moscato: Our delightful light-bodied and refreshing Moscato is bursting with delicious flavors of peach, honey, and ripe citrus. The honeyed sweetness is a wonderful contrast to spicy Asian take-out or Mexican dishes, and complements everyday desserts.

 BODY:  Light-Bodied SWEETNESS:  Sweet

 Pink Moscato: There’s always someone who’s a little different in every family. Our Pink Moscato is just that – a bit different. It’s light-bodied, but bursting with aromas of fresh citrus and peach, followed by hints of fresh red berries and orange blossoms. Great paired with an array of foods from spicy dishes to sweet desserts.

 BODY:  Light-Bodied SWEETNESS:  Sweet

 Red Moscato: Every family has a wild one and this lively Red Moscato is ours. It brings out flavors of sweet citrus and peach, with a bright red berry finish. This refreshing, medium-bodied wine is best-enjoyed chilled and paired with light cheeses, spicy cuisine or desserts.

 BODY:  Medium-Bodied SWEETNESS:  Sweet

moscato mix it up #SundaySupper pairingsCelebrating on National Moscato Day on May 9th is as easy as uncorking a bottle of Moscato and sharing it with friends and family.  Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato is available for $4.99 (750ml) bottle at local wine retailers and grocers nationwide.

 For more information on Gallo Family Vineyards wines and menu pairing ideas, visit their website (where you can also find a store locator, which will help also help in planning that menu). Get connected with Gallo Family on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube for more ideas and updates. Want to join in the National Moscato Day celebration? Here is a $1 off digital coupon for Gallo Family wines to get you started.

Sunday Supper Movement Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET.  Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our#SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

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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Renee May 4, 2014 at 7:17 am

Lovely dish Isabel and so glad you had a nice quiet afternoon to get create this recipe. I’m ready to go cut sprigs from the rosemary bush and get cooking this too.

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FamilyFoodie May 5, 2014 at 2:43 am

My Rosemary Bush is getting out of control… had to put it to good use.

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Jennifer Miller/MealDiva May 4, 2014 at 7:38 am

I can totally relate: I love to cook on Sunday afternoon with a nice glass of wine — it’s the perfect time for culinary creativity and I love your recipe! Chicken thighs are a big hit in my house so I’ll be making this soon!

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FamilyFoodie May 5, 2014 at 2:43 am

Thanks Jennifer — easy, delicious and economical!

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Hezzi-D May 4, 2014 at 7:41 am

This sounds delicious and looks lovely too! I love the lemon rosemary combination and I can only imagine that the Moscato adds a yummy flavor as well!

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FamilyFoodie May 5, 2014 at 2:44 am

The sauce really was over the top!

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Cindys Recipes and Writings May 4, 2014 at 7:45 am

Mosacato, lemon and rosemary sounds like the perfect combo for chicken thighs!

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FamilyFoodie May 5, 2014 at 2:44 am

Thanks Cindy — they were fantastic.

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Susan May 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

Pretty sure I know what to do with the rest of that White Moscato I have left! I love the sound of this chicken and it looks so easy to put together.

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Jennie @themessybakerblog May 4, 2014 at 8:14 am

Your family found themselves lucky the day they came home to this meal, Isabel. I’m loving all the flavors! Pinning.

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Constance @FoodieArmyWife May 4, 2014 at 8:17 am

Mmmmm…..This recipe looks scrumptious Isabel!!

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Tammi @ Momma's Meals May 4, 2014 at 8:20 am

I can’t wait for my rosemary to really grow I’d love to try this dish! Rosemary goes awesome with chicken. You have to love when dessert is included to end a great Sunday Supper!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 4, 2014 at 8:27 am

Wow Isabel, this is a fabolus dish! When I think Moscato I think dessert, but a savory chicken dish is such a great idea! I am bookmarking this recipe!

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Seduction In The Kitchen May 4, 2014 at 9:08 am

Super Yummo! Wow this looks so good!

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Melanie | Melanie Makes May 4, 2014 at 9:43 am

Love, love, love lemon and rosemary together. This sounds delicious!

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Amy Kim May 4, 2014 at 10:31 am

What a meal! Simple ingredients, but look absolutely amazing! Do you have a recipe for the parmesan orzo?

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Courtney @ Neighborfood May 4, 2014 at 11:02 am

What a gorgeous dish. I wasn’t sure how the moscato would be in a savory dish, but you’ve definitely convinced me!

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Anne @ Webicurean May 4, 2014 at 11:05 am

That looks so good, I’d be eating it for breakfast right now if I had some here! I can’t wait to try it!

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Alice // Hip Foodie Mom May 4, 2014 at 11:24 am

Isabel,
I love this recipe! Adding this to my chicken thigh repertoire!!! and I need to pick up some Moscato ASAP! yummm!

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DB-The Foodie Stuntman @ Crazy Foodie Stunts May 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm

The kitchen all to yourself? Huh? What’s that? hahahaha

Classic flavors of garlic, wine, and rosemary pair well with chicken so I can see why this dish just works!

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FamilyFoodie May 5, 2014 at 4:02 am

Exactly… gotta grab those moments when you can.

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Alida May 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Amazing, beautiful and delicious – what a great recipe Isabel! And I am a bit jealous of your quiet afternoon! :)

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FamilyFoodie May 5, 2014 at 4:01 am

Trust me… it doesn’t happen very often Alida!

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The Ninja Baker May 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Sounds soooo lovely – like the lap of luxury actually – sipping Moscato and creating a work of art. And undoubtedly enjoyed by your family =)

Thank you for sharing your recipe =)

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FamilyFoodie May 5, 2014 at 4:01 am

Thanks Kim… it really was the perfect afternoon.

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Marlene @Nosh My Way May 4, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Your chicken dish looks absolutely stunning. So golden and the parm orzo, delish.

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Shaina May 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Wow I would love to come home to your house on a Sunday. Actually, I would love to spend a Sunday WITH you in your house. Cooking and drinking wine together would be so much fun, especially if we’re drinking yummy moscato and making amazing dishes like this one :)

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FamilyFoodie May 5, 2014 at 2:45 am

Shaina — take a drive over. You aren’t that far and we could have so much fun in the kitchen.

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Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons May 5, 2014 at 10:05 am

I do a lot of recipe testing on Sunday afternoons, too. Such a relaxing way to spend the day, and if you play your cards right, you can get a lot of meal prep for the week done. Such a lovely combination of flavors in this dish. It goes to show how a few great ingredients is really all you need!

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Anne @ Webicurean May 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

Just had to circle back because I made this last night, and it was SO good! The garlic under the skin just melted into it … and the pan juices were so irresistible, we went through a lot of bread sopping it all up! Morgan wants this in the rotation now. :-9

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FamilyFoodie May 8, 2014 at 6:53 am

Thank you Anne for coming back and letting me know how your dish turned out! You are the best and I am so glad that Morgan enjoyed it.

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kelly May 5, 2014 at 10:57 am

yum!! Will have to try this one.

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FamilyFoodie May 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Let me know if you do Kelly. Would love your feedback.

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked May 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Isabel, I’ve been drooling over this chicken ever since I saw your photos yesterday. It looks perfect! I love when experimenting in the kitchen yields such an amazing recipe. The sear on your chicken thighs is irresistible and of course, adding delicious moscato just takes it over the top. I can’t wait to make this myself! Pinned.

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FamilyFoodie May 8, 2014 at 6:53 am

Thanks so much Nancy! Let me know how it turns out when you try it.

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srkshazu May 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Really a wonderful post !!! I like this post very much. :-)

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Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva May 9, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Gorgeous Chicken Dish! I wish I was having this for dinner tonight!

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Liz May 9, 2014 at 8:54 pm

I love to spend my Sunday afternoons cooking and baking, too! Love this chicken recipe…it would be a hit with my family! I just planted my rosemary this week :)

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