Fortissimo Port chicken with haricot vert

Fortissimo Port chicken with haricot vert


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless breast of chicken
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup R&B Fortissimo "Port" Dessert Wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth (low sodium and reduced fat)
  • 1 tbsp flour for dusting, additional flour for sauce thickening
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Olive oil for sauteing
  • Salt & pepper
  1. Dust chicken breast with flour, season with salt & pepper.

  2. Melt the butter and 1 tbsp of olive oil in skillet. Lightly brown the chicken on both sides. When cooked through, about 2 minutes, remove to a warm platter in the oven.

  3. Add more olive oil to the pan, if necessary, and sauté the sliced onion until soft and translucent.

  4. Add the remaining flour (1 - 2 teaspoon) to the onions and cook for about a minute.

  5. Add the chicken broth and the R&B Port and reduce until thickened, scraping up the brown "bits" in the pan.

  6. Spoon sauce over the chicken and serve with sauteed or steamed haricot vert and rice pilaf or your favorite noodle.

Information about the Port:

This "Port" is made from traditional Portuguese grapes, Tinta Madeira and Touriga Nacional, and in the traditional Portuguese manner.

The age of the vineyard shows in the richly developed and flavorful fruit. This wine shows a lush array of plum, cherry, tobacco, and leather.

The richness is mouth filling and the finish shows hints of hazelnuts and dark chocolate and goes on forever. To be enjoyed alone, with a fine cigar or for a lighter dessert treat, drizzle some over a good vanilla ice cream. Ice cream never tasted so good!

Crack open a bottle of R&B's Fortissimo Port, pour and enjoy.

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Helping the The Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy:

The school is facing a $360,000 deficit due to spending cuts. They have had to lay off the school nurse and numerous teachers.

R&B Cellars will be donating $8 per bottle sold, back to the school. They have created special labels - "Art," "Science," and "Detention," for the fundraising efforts.

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