I came up with Chicken with Prawns in Wine Sauce because I wanted to use prawns and not regular size shrimp. Although both are sometimes referred to Shrimp, a Prawn is much larger than a shrimp. It is so interesting to know that both terms originated from Great Britain. When you have some time, read about it. Fascinating!
When shopping at your favorite seafood place, buy fresh prawns to make this dish if you can. If not, you may use frozen prawns or jumbo shrimp.
Chicken with Prawns requires some ingredients you may not have. For example, champagne vinegar and a nice Pinot Grigio give the dish a significant boost. Cooking chicken and shellfish in wine is always a good idea. The wine adds tons of flavor. It is recommended to use a good wine, and not a cheap one.
When cooking with wine, always use wine you will drink. You will be surprised at how pleasant the taste of the dish will be.
The chicken is marinated in champagne vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic for 30 minutes or overnight. It is then browned, and cooked in wine, tomatoes, onion and other spices. The prawns are added last with butter for a delicate aroma and taste.
This dish can be enjoyed with any side dish you prefer. Rice, pasta, or any other grains will be okay. My preferred way to cook this dish is with fresh ingredients, a good Pinot Grigio, a good brand of Champagne Vinegar, a good brand of unsalted butter and grapevine tomatoes or Campari tomatoes.