I found this Jamie Oliver oven-roasted chicken recipe while perusing the Internet and could almost smell the deliciousness of the roasting chicken emitting from my keyboard.
Thyme, balsamic vinegar, and paprika come together to deepen the sweet and savory flavors of juicy chicken thighs, sweet onions, tomatoes and peppers. The chicken was tender and melted like butter on your tongue. The tomatoes popped adding another element of sweetness. The onions and peppers were roasted just enough to add a crunch to the dish.
I have already blogged about this beer before, but it was too perfect of an accompaniment to pass up. Since I was using an aromatic such as thyme, I wanted a Saison. The herbal qualities of the malts are a wonderful companion to any herbal dish. Plus, the body and dryness of a Saison is at the exact level for chicken thighs. This dish also seemed like something I could order in the French countryside, so yes please, I'll order the Saison.
This beer just hits all the right spots for me. Yeast and barnyard notes tickle the nose, while the palate is full bodied with flavors of water cracker, spice, bubblegum with a moderately bitter crisp finish. The herbal sweetness of the malt complements the thyme and deepens the flavor of the reduced balsamic vinegar. The roasted chicken has a buttery element and the beer melts into that while the carbonation cleanses the palate at the end, lending another element of texture to the crunch of the peppers and onions.
Saison Dupont: how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. A perfect pairing. Give it a try. Cheers!
Find the chicken recipe here: www.jamieoliver/recipes/chicken-recipes/hit-n-run-traybaked-chicken/#PX2BmEXbkzBmYoCS.97
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