Create the perfect summer combination with Iowa Edelweiss and grilled chicken. Extra points if you have sweet corn on hand.

Tassel Ridge Iowa Edelweiss brings out the fruity flavors in sweet corn, and both pair well with these Moroccan Inspired Grilled Chicken Breasts.

Also, 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 makes another great 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 Edelweiss or Iowa St. Croix Rosé

Iowa Edelweiss is a semi-sweet white wine with the scent of ripe pineapple followed by hints of mandarin orange, pear, and pineapple on the palate. Made entirely from Edelweiss grapes grown in our Iowa vineyards, Iowa Edelweiss pairs well with spicy seasoned meats, spicy Asian foods, and salads with pineapple, pear, apple, or papaya. Serve chilled.

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.