Randy Mayor
Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1 thigh and 1 drumstick)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Prepare grill.

Step 3

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.

Ratings & Reviews

RunningFish's Review

kglad214
June 12, 2013
It did take a lot of prep work, but it turned out alright. My family doesn't necessarily like grapes so I took out half of them and the chicken still turned out well. It tasted pretty good and I got quite a few compliments when I took it to a gathering! I will definitely make this again!

kglad214's Review

candicemowen
May 09, 2012
I have made this recipe many times! Yes it does take a little work but is well worth it. The first couple times I followed the recipe exactly, except for that I only used chicken breasts and it was pretty good. Recently I've tried marinating the chicken breasts for a few hours in the sauce before grilling them=amazing results! The chicken is moist, delicious, has a great flavor and everyone loves them! Always a hit when I have guests over!

candicemowen's Review

Turtle542
June 22, 2011
Super!! We used boneless/skinless breasts because I'm not a big fan of legs or thighs. I also wasn't paying attention and totally screwed up the recipe. I didn't cook any of the ingredients for the glaze before putting them in the blender, so I just blended it all and then simmered it. It was a lot easier that way! I also accidentally grabbed the worstishire sauce instead of the balsalmic. I did add the balsalmic as well after realizing my mistake. It was delicious all the same.

Chris5980's Review

Koltuv
June 13, 2011
This was great! It took some prep work, but it was great for a nice relaxing evening in the kitchen with friends. I would like to have more of the grape flavor, so I might marinate it in the glaze next time, but it turned out pretty much like I anticipated. I will absolutely cook this again.

Koltuv's Review

dineindiva
August 12, 2009
I will agree that this took a LOT of preparation. My finished product did not look at all like the picture but with constant basting on the grill, it was delicious! While this was on the grill I also grilled corn-on-the-cob in the husks. I spread the corn with some butter and sprinkled some of the rosemary and this was a great compliment to the meal! Not sure how often I would make this based on the time element involved.

dineindiva's Review

RunningFish
June 14, 2009
I had high hopes for this one. Sadly, I did not get the promised bbq sauce like consistency. Bland, boring, and thankfully didn't ruin the chicken, but certainly did not turn out as billed.

Turtle542's Review

Chris5980
June 07, 2009
The flavor was good but nothing remarkable. A lot of effort involved.