Chicken with Piquillos
Pilar Sanchez, an elderly home cook who lives in Asturias, taught Mario Batali and Mark Bittman how to make pollo casero, a luscious chicken in rich white wine and pepper sauce. When they asked where she buys her poultry, Sanchez told them to go to her yard and listen for the "singing in the field" from the chickens she raises.More Chicken Recipes
The chicken can be refrigerated overnight; rewarm before serving.
This hearty chicken dish will pair well with any number of wines, both white and red, so split the difference and pour a lively Spanish rosé (or rosado, as the Spanish call it). Some of the best come from Rioja.