This week’s SundaySupper is a very special one. We are sharing some of our best recipes with the stories behind them and pairing these fabulous dishes with Gallo Family Wine.
I remember the night like it was yesterday.
It was a Saturday night and we were home. The girls were watching a movie with Paul and I was in the kitchen cooking dinner. Not an unusual evening if this were today. . but if you knew me 8-9 years ago, you would be blown away.
You see, even though I grew up seeing both my dad and mom in the kitchen cooking, I didn’t find my love of cooking until much later in life. Like after I got married. I always joke and say that I know for a fact that Paul did not marry me for my cooking. Because I couldn’t cook a thing. I could boil water for pasta and that was about it. While we were dating, I attempted to make a chicken curry dish one night and it was a complete disaster.
Fast forward a couple of years, Paul and I were married and had our first daughter. This is when I really starting cooking. Cooking because I wanted to be able to feed my daughter and not just give her chicken nuggets and food from a microwave.
While we were living in Washington, you can say that I had found my groove. My cooking groove. I was home full-time and cooking practically every night. My family was always so excited to see what was going to be for dinner. . that excitement has since died down and now my kids are less excited about trying new foods. But they are young and I will continue to expose them to new foods and vegetables.
I was baking Rosemary Chicken for the first time. Chicken thighs to be exact (Paul and Phoebe’s favorite) and this dish would become a family favorite. I don’t remember why exactly but we were all gathered in the kitchen when I pulled the dish out of the oven. Madeline had even grabbed her Elmo step stool and brought it over to the island so she could see what was going on. Everyone ohh’ed and ahh’ed and Phoebe, my oldest, was even ready to dive in with a fork in hand. We ate the first few bites standing up and everyone was smiling and laughing and I thought to myself, this is why I cook. For my family.
Now don’t get me wrong, we certainly have our fair share of pizza night and Chinese take-out but now that I have discovered my love for cooking for my family, the home cooked meals far outweigh the nights we order in. And since that first night when making this dish, I’ve changed some things and added some ingredients and this has become our go-to chicken dish.
I hope you enjoy!
This dish is extremely easy to make and your kitchen will smell amazing. I’m using chicken thigh meat (which I highly recommend) and I must say this chicken will not disappoint. It’s tender, juicy and succulent.
This is how you get started:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together olive oil, a 1/4 cup of Gallo’s Merlot wine, fresh rosemary and sage, your finely diced shallots and salt and pepper. Set aside. Spray a shallow glass or enameled baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place the chicken thighs in single layer (skin side down) in the prepared dish.
Pour the rosemary-wine mixture over the chicken and place the sliced garlic over the top.
Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, quickly take the dish out of the oven and remove the foil, flip thighs and brush the top of the chicken with the melted butter. Place back into the oven and continue to bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, basting a few times, or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees. Remove from the oven and enjoy! You can reduce the pan juices, if desired, and pour over the chicken when serving
Rosemary Garlic Chicken Thighs
- 4- 6 chicken thighs can be boneless and skinless if you prefer
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup Gallo’s Merlot wine
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh sage chopped
- 1 tablespoon shallot minced or finely diced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2-3 garlic cloves sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the olive oil, a 1/4 cup of Gallo's Merlot wine, fresh rosemary and sage, your finely diced shallots and salt and pepper. Set aside. Spray a shallow glass or enameled baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place the chicken thighs in single layer (skin side down) in the prepared dish.
- Pour the rosemary-wine mixture over the chicken and place the fresh sliced garlic over the top. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, quickly take the dish out of the oven and remove the foil, flip thighs and brush the top of the chicken with the melted butter. Place back into the oven and continue to bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, basting a few times, or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy! You can reduce the pan juices, if desired, and pour over the chicken when serving.
Today, we are sharing some of our best recipes with the stories behind them and pairing these fabulous dishes with Gallo Family Wine.
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Thank you for joining our family table for Sunday Supper this week as we share some of our favorite stories featuring our special food memories and paired with Gallo Family Wines. These recipes may create a story or perhaps start a tradition in your home.
- Crepes with Sweet Wine Poached Berries by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Overnight Blueberry Baked French Toast by Alida’s Kitchen
- Sangria Stuffed French Toast by Melanie Makes
Mains and Sides:
- Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken Spinach and White Wine Sauce by Family Foodie
- Baby, That’s a Good Merlot Onion Burger by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Beef Braciole with Parmesan and Prosciutto by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Beef Daube by The Foodie Army Wife
- Chicken and Couscous Stuffed Peppers by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chicken Sausage and Mushroom Skillet over Goat Cheese Grits by Neighborfood
- Giambotta an Italian Veggie Stew by Country Girl In The Village
- Grilled Pepperoni Pizza by Ruffles & Truffles
- Rosemary Garlic Chicken Thighs by Hip Foodie Mom
- Short Rib Ragu with Rigatoni by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff by Foxes Love Lemons
- Spaghetti All’Ubriaco by kimchi MOM
- Tarragon Chicken by girlichef
- World’s Best Turkey Meatballs by Shockingly Delicious
Beverages and Desserts:
- Tropical Breezes Sangria by The Weekend Gourmet
- Lemon on a Cloud by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Merlot Cherry Cupcakes with Sweet White Frosting by Magnolia Days
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It just goes to show how anyone can learn how to cook no matter their age. What a beautiful chicken dish you are sharing too. I can see how it can easily become a family favorite.
Wow, I think this will become a family favorite at my house, too! Quick and scrumptious…how could I resist???
Family Foodie says
Chicken thighs are on sale this week at our local grocer…. totally making this recipe!!
What a wonderful plate of food! The chicken thighs are seriously the most gorgeous golden brown…I want them in my house right now….
Thanks Katie!! It’s because I remove from the oven and brush with melted butter!!! My secret is out! 😛
Shannon @VillageGirlBlog says
Chicken thighs are one of my favorites too. Love the flavor combination!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
I think you and I are leaders of the bone-in, skin-on chicken thigh club! That is my favorite chicken part, and I won’t even bother with the breast anymore. I’m making your recipe this week!
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says
This sounds amazing, and so many wonderful memories to go along with it!
Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet)dy says
I love how pretty this chicken cooks up…another great chicken dish to add to my dinner rotation. We eat a lot of chicken, and I’m always looking for fun new ways to make it!!
Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons says
“We ate the first few bites standing up.” Aren’t those moments THE BEST? When you literally cannot wait to get to the table to take a bite. You just KNOW that dish will be memorable!
Also, I just want to thank you for using chicken thighs! I love them, and they just don’t get enough love. Sooooo much tastier than b/s chicken breasts, and really, the nutrition is comparable. Worth the tiny amount of extra calories, in my opinion!
Samantha @FerraroKitchen says
I LOVE a simple and good chicken dish..this looks amazing!! Happy #SundaySupper! 🙂
Cindys Recipes and Writings says
I love chicken thighs better than white meat. I can almost smell the cooking! Sounds delicious!
Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen says
I 100% agree with you about chicken thighs. Even though there is just the 2 of us here now, I still buy the big packs of them. I love your story about all standing around taking your first bites. I remember those days when all of the kids were home and we all shared our meals together every night 🙂
Oooh, my mom would LOVE this
Constance Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) says
This is an absolutely beautiful dish! I can’t wait to try it.
Courtney @ Neighborfood says
I didn’t discover a love for cooking until I got married either. My family is still shocked that the girl who only made Kraft Mac and Cheese now has a food blog. These look so great. I love using chicken thighs. Always juicy and easy on the budget too. 🙂
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
I have chicken thighs in my freezer and can’t wait to give this recipe a try. Pinned!
It’s those little “ooh” and “aah” moments that make all the time we spend in the kitchen so worth it. Beautiful dish!
Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere says
Those moments where you really feel you are bring the family together are the best! Beautiful chicken dish!
What a beautiful combination. The chicken paired with the potatoes and broccoli… Although, I think my mouth would have been watering just reading the list of ingredients!
Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says
So true Alice! I have always known how to cook but I didn’t really start enjoying it until I had a family to feed! Beautiful dish and beautiful story 🙂
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
I totally can’t imagine a time when you weren’t a phenomenal cook and baker, Alice! I know what you mean when you say that you want to continue improving your skills out of love for your family. I feel the exact same way – I want to make sure that I make something delicious and healthy for the ones I love. I’m in love with this baked chicken dish! I love that I don’t have to stand at the stove while it’s cooking (cause I’m lazy 😉 and it sounds like an easier version of coq au vin. Delicious!
Rosemary and garlic are such delicious flavors…and then throw in a tasty Merlot, some shallots. This might be the best baked chicken dish EVER!
I find it so hard to believe that you couldn’t cook anything when you and Paul got married! WHAT?! Your skills are absolutely amazing Alice, I am so impressed. Love the look of these gorgeously herby chicken thighs. Aaron and I also love the tender thigh meat, though I’m starting to learn how to cook breasts these days (I mean, without drying them out completely!). I will definitely give this a go for a weeknight dinner. It sounds beautiful, and you write so, so well xx