Grilled Chicken with Fresh Grape Glaze

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Grilled Chicken with Fresh Grape GlazeRecipe
Randy Mayor
The finished glaze will have the consistency of bottled barbecue sauce. Natural sugars in the grapes caramelize on the chicken. The sweet glaze is also delightful on pork tenderloin medallions.
6 servings (serving size: 1 thigh and 1 drumstick)


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3 cups seedless red grapes
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 pounds), skinned
6 chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds), skinned
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
Fresh rosemary leaves (optional)


To prepare glaze, place grapes in a blender; process until smooth. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cover and cook 10 minutes. Add garlic; cover and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pureed grapes, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and 1 teaspoon rosemary; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thick. Cool slightly. Place grape mixture in blender; process until smooth. Set aside.

Prepare grill.

To prepare chicken, brush 1 tablespoon oil over chicken; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons rosemary, pepper, and salt. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cover and grill 25 minutes or until done, turning and basting frequently with grape glaze. Garnish with rosemary leaves, if desired.

Created date

May 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 262
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 8.7 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 4.2 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 26.8 g
Carbohydrate 19.5 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 103 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 470 mg
Calcium 37 mg