The honey-floral fragrance of Muscat grapes makes them particularly well-suited for this braise, where they echo the floral notes of Gewürztraminer wine.
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Make Ahead Tips
This dish can be prepared 2 days ahead; cool, cover, and refrigerate the chicken and grapes separately.
Serve with brown rice or egg noodles and steamed green beans.
I gave it 5 stars because it was so much better than I expected. I made it twice and it did need a few minor changes though for my taste. I felt the onions cooked too quickly and were a bit "crunchy"so the second time I allowed a lot longer for the pot to cool down more before adding the onions. I also added an extra clove of garlic and was generous with the thyme, a spice I love. My grapes were not in season and were pointless to the dish. Just mushy with no flavor. Unless you have fantastic tasting grapes substitute dried tart cherries shortly before serving. (just enough to warm through). It added a burst of sweetness and texture. As others mentioned, it's not a hard recipe but very time consuming. Make sure you have other things to do around the kitchen or cook another meal at the same time. Make a day ahead! It's worth the wait. Good the same day but fantastic the 2nd!
Absolutely delicious! The chicken was very tender, and the sauce was divine. The grapes added just the right touch of sweetness. I used a not very sweet Gewurztraminer which I think is key. Added an extra clove of garlic and a touch more of thyme and Better Than Bouillon to make the chicken stock. I made the rice and green beans while simmering the chicken. Took some time but allowed everything to be ready together and allowed time to chat and have a glass (or two) of wine with friends. Made for a Sunday Dinner and it was a hugh hit with my husband and friends. Will definitely make again. A favorite.
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