Roast chicken with grapes

Roast chicken with grapes

This is one of those dishes that is guaranteed to impress every single time. Grapes add a sophisticated sweet and sour note.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook1 hr
  • Total time1 hr 5 mins

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  • 1 tbsp Essential Olive Oil
  • 1kg pack Essential British Chicken Thighs, skin-on and bone-in
  • 3 echalion shallots, finely sliced lengthways
  • 3 clove/s garlic, finely sliced
  • 5 sprig/s thyme
  • 250ml white wine
  • 300g Waitrose Sable Seedless Grapes, snipped into small clusters
  • 2 x 300g packs Cauliflower, Kale & Couscous


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof frying pan or ameproof casserole dish over a high heat. Season the chicken thighs and add to the pan skin-side down; cook for 6-8 minutes until golden. Turn and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Lift out of the pan, leaving the oil and fat behind.

  2. Return the pan to a medium heat and add the shallots, garlic, thyme and a pinch of salt. Fry, stirring regularly, for 3-4 minutes. Add the wine and bubble for 2-3 minutes until reduced by ½.

  3. Return the chicken to the pan skin-side up and nestle in the grapes. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast for 30-35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, the juices run clear and no pink meat remains.

  4. Rest for 5 minutes while you heat the couscous according to pack instructions. Lift the chicken and grapes from the pan (discard the thyme stalks) and stir the couscous through the juices. Serve the couscous topped with the chicken and grapes.

Cook’s tip


White wine Anything undrunk can be frozen in portions, ready to add to stews and sauces. If you prefer not to open a full bottle, look out for handy 250ml cans of white wine from Waitrose – they’re ideal for cooking.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


350kJ/ 838kcals



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