Chicken with Grapes in Wine Sauce

    30 minutes

    This is a delicious and fancy chicken preparation, suitable for a dinner party or just a weekday meal. Serve over white rice or bowtie pasta.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 1 cup (250ml) red wine
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 cup seedless red grapes, rinsed and dried

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Melt butter with oil in a large frypan over medium high heat. When hot add chicken breasts. Brown 3 to 5 minutes on both sides until golden.
    2. Add mushrooms and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, or until soft. Deglaze pan with wine making sure to loosen any brown bits from bottom of pan. Simmer for 5 minutes.
    3. Stir in cream. Add salt, pepper and thyme. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. Remove cover. Reduce cream for 3 minutes until thickened. Add red grapes and heat through.

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    Ok. I really enjoyed this dish. It was simple to prepare, light and flavorful. I would use white wine instead of red, the next time I prepare it. I didn't like the "purple" hue of the chicken. It was a bit watery and I had to add a little flour to help it along. It has a heavy Thyme flavor, so if you don't love Thyme, reduce the recipe to 1/2 tablespoon.  -  06 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was delicious -- probably one of the best recipes I've made thanks to Allrecipes! I used more mushrooms than the recipe called for (a whole large container of sliced mushrooms). I also used a little flour to thicken the sauce, as other reviewers suggested; that worked perfectly. I also used white cooking wine instead of red, and I served the dish over egg noodles and with a green veggie side -- yummy!!!  -  09 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Easy and enjoyable. I used fresh sage instead of dried thyme, and sauteed the sage with the mushrooms. Next time I might use more red wine (or perhaps port wine) to give the sauce a stronger flavor.  -  16 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)