Dinner, Poultry

Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Shallots


My MOM is in town and I have decided to give her break from the kitchen and treat her to different dinners each night.  This is what I made the first night.  It is so simple that I was almost skeptical–but we were both floored with the flavor.  I HIGHLY recommend this recipe !


1 pound of red grapes
4 large shallots (about 10 ounces), peeled, halved through root end
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme plus 6 large sprigs
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 tbsp of Balsamic vinegar
2 large chicken breasts, boneless and skinless




  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Gently toss grape clusters, shallots, chopped thyme, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in large bowl to coat.


  • Rub chicken with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place thyme sprigs in slits cut into the chicken
  •  Place chicken in a baking pan; arrange grape mixture around chicken.


  • Roast until the thickest part of chicken thigh cooks through and grapes are shriveled, about 1 hour 10 minutes.
  • Half way through the baking process, drizzle the Balsamic Vinegar.
  • Transfer chicken to platter; let rest 10 minutes. Using slotted spoon, arrange grapes and shallots around chicken. Serve chicken with pan juices alongside.


6 thoughts on “Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Shallots”

  1. I’ve done something similar to this before but with cornish hens (I think I get the idea from Martha). It was also surprisingly delicious!

    I like your idea of just using chicken breasts though. Less hassle! Thanks for this, Priya! Hope that your visit with your mom is going well.


  2. I love chicken and grapes! I did not consider eating it before, until I came across a chicken and grapes recipe on Food52. The balsamic adds a nice touch 🙂 I’m sure your mom was happy to eat this!


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