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Recipe Braised chicken with red grapes, bacon and sage

Braised chicken with red grapes, bacon and sage.

Manja Wachsmuth

Braised chicken with red grapes, bacon and sage.

Braised chicken with red grapes, bacon and sage

Special enough for easy weekend entertaining, but also great for a weeknight dinner, this chicken dish is a real winner.

Ingredients

For 6 persons

8 bone-in chicken thighs (with or without skin, your choice)

Olive oil

1⁄4 cup plain flour

6 slices rindless bacon, cut into large chunks

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

3 tablespoons sage leaves

⅓ cup apple cider vinegar

⅓ cup balsamic vinegar

1 cup liquid chicken broth

1-2 bunches (about 3 cups) red grapes, washed

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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 190C. Rub the chicken pieces with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with flour to coat them lightly.
  2. Heat a little oil in a large heatproof casserole dish over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and brown 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken to a plate.
  3. Add a little more oil to the pan, then add the bacon, onion and sage and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Add the vinegars and broth, bring to a boil, then return the chicken to the pan.
  4. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the raisins, then cook for another 25 to 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.