Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Chicken with grapes, honey and garlic – The recurrent autumn lunch



It is one of our favourite dishes! We don’t have many recurrent dishes in our menu, but this one always returns to the top of the wish list when autumn arrives. Regardless of the white wine, the kids also eat it usually, but we can also choose meat stock instead of the wine for choosier kids.


Chicken with grapes, honey and garlic


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Chicken with grapes, honey and garlic


Chicken with grapes, honey and garlic


Chicken with grapes, honey and garlic




Chicken with grapes, honey and garlic

Ingredients:

- 1 whole chicken, with skin (preferably home-grown), cut into 4-6 pieces
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 bunch of spring onion, sliced
- 250 ml whipping cream
- 150 ml dry white wine
- 1 tsp. mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, mashed
- 1.5 tbsp. honey
- 1 generous tbsp. tarragon, smashed
- 1 tbsp. corn-starch
- 300 g grapes, cut into halves and seeds removed

Preparation:

1. In the hot oil fry both sides of the chicken breasts for 2 minutes per side (start with the side with the skin on), then add the butter, cover the pan, and braise them on medium heat for 8-12 minutes depending on their size. Remove them from the pan.
2. On the remaining fat fry the onions.
3. Whisk together the whipping cream, wine, mustard, garlic, honey, tarragon and corn-starch, and cook together with the onion slices on moderate heat until it becomes thick. In the end add the grapes, as well.

Mashed potatoes, particularly baked mashed potatoes are a good match for this dish.



Chicken with grapes, honey and garlic




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