In this section, Cool Springs' staff members make recommendations for kitchen concoctions you can try at home. Some recipes contain wine or spirits. Some are just paired with wine or spirits. In all cases, we promise palate-pleasing dishes that will (hopefully) inspire you to share it with others. Let us know what you think...
Lime Chicken Picante
Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner so spice it up with this flavorful dish. Cool your palate with a chilled Spanish Vinho Verde, like Casal Garcia White or Rose ($9.99 at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits).
1/2 cup chunky salsa
1/4 cup Dijon-style prepared mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 lime, sliced into segments
1. In a shallow, nonporous dish or bowl combine the salsa, mustard and lime juice. Mix well. Add chicken, cover dish and refrigerate. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade and add to skillet. Saute, turning frequently, until browned on all sides. Meanwhile, boil remaining marinade in a saucepan for 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Add boiled marinade to chicken, and saute another 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and marinade is starting to glaze. Remove chicken to serving platter; raise heat to high and boil marinade for 1 minute. Spoon marinade over chicken and top each breast with 1 tablespoon yogurt and 1 lime wedge.