Pairing wine with chicken may seem like a simple task. White wine always goes with poultry, right? Well not so fast. White wines do pair more easily as chicken is a light, mild protein, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious red wine with your chicken dish. As is often the case with choosing the right wine, you’ll want to consider how the chicken is prepared, the ingredients used and what, if any, sauces are accompanying your meal.