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Honey-Balsamic Chicken with California Grapes

Honey-Balsamic Chicken with California GrapesThis easy, yet impressive chicken dish features flavorful ingredients like sweet California grapes, honey, spices and balsamic vinegar, and is sure to earn an A-plus for deliciousness from your family.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 shallots, roughly chopped
2 cups red seedless California grapes, halved
1 cup green seedless California grapes, halved
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Heat the oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add it to the skillet with the shallots. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring and turning the chicken occasionally, until it and the shallots are nicely browned.
  3. Add the grapes, vinegar, honey, and garlic and bring them to a boil; cook and stir for five minutes more. Place the skillet in the oven and roast for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle the top with rosemary.

Makes 4 servings.

Serving Suggestion: Serve over a brown rice blend or polenta with lightly steamed chard or kale.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe without suggested sides): Calories 261; Protein 28 g; Carbohydrate 19 g; Fat 8 g (Sat. Fat 1g); 28 percent Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 68 mg; Sodium 314 mg; Potassium 486 mg; Fiber 1 g.

Recipe and photograph provided by California Table Grape Commission via Brandpoint Content; Copyright 1996-2014.