This Moroccan Inspired Chicken has spice from the cayenne pepper, and it calls out for a wine with fruit and body. Tassel Ridge Iowa St. Croix Rosé is the perfect match.

Tassel Ridge® Moroccan Inspired Grilled Chicken Breasts


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp ground cumin
  • Tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 6 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Whisk together oil, vinegar, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, salt, sugar, and cayenne in small bowl. Reserve ¼ cup. Pour remaining mixture into glass baking dish. Add chicken. Turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, turning chicken occasionally to continue coating. Grill chicken, brushing occasionally with ¼ cup reserved marinade, over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Transfer to serving dish. Sprinkle with parsley. Serves 6.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Iowa St. Croix Rosé

Iowa St. Croix Rosé is a dry rosé with strawberry, raspberry, peach, and nectarine notes and a slightly drying finish. Made entirely from St. Croix grapes grown in our Mahaska County, Iowa, vineyards, Iowa St. Croix Rosé pairs well with Moroccan dishes, Asian stir-fry, Mexican dishes, and other spicy foods. Serve slightly chilled.