Chicken in wine with grapes and orange

This recipe was originally posted by Wayne Thompson. I thought it was great, and I submit it here with some variations. This colors in this dish are a feast for the eyes. The recipe comes originally from Elegant Meals with Inexpensive Meats, by Ortho Books.


(Serves 4 to 6)


  1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and nutmeg. Brown lightly in heated butter in a large frying pan.
  2. Add marmalade, tarragon, green onion and wine. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Add grapes, cover again and continue cooking about 10 minutes longer, until chicken is cooked through (test with a small sharp knife in thickest part).
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken and grapes to a warm serving dish; keep warm. Add cream to liquid in pan. Bring to boiling, stirring, and cook until reduced and slightly thickened. Salt to taste. Pour sauce over chicken.


(WT) I use a whole cut up chicken. (CSR) I like to cook the chicken in a black cast-iron pan and serve after step 3. I skip the cream sauce, because it smothers the beautiful black-green-red-orange-tan colors.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 30 minutes.
Precision: approximate measurement OK.


Wayne Thompson, Tolerant Systems, San Jose CA (waynet@tolerant) 
Conor Rafferty, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA (conor@fuji) 
Recipe last modified: 6 Mar 86

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