Wine & Chicken Pairing Tips By Michael Roberts March 31, 2015 facebook twitter pinterest email Chicken takes to any number of wines, both red and white. But once you add other ingredients with distinct flavors, specific wine types and styles emerge as natural partners. 3 Pairing Rules: 1. Spicy dishes, such as Curried Chicken and Rice, need the balance of a round, aromatic and fruity wine. Simple Chicken 2. Tart flavors, such as Chicken Thighs with Malt Vinegar, call for an equally tart and intense clean-tasting wine.