Wine Simmered Chicken and Green Grapes

Wine Simmered Chicken and Green Grapes

A lot of people may wonder about serving meat with grapes. But in this dish, the grapes take on an entirely different character from when they're used in desserts A great accompaniment to wine!

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

☆Chicken thighs
☆Salt and pepper
a small amount
☆Plain flour
as needed
Maitake mushrooms
1 pack
Shimeji mushrooms
1 packet
2 cloves
Bay leaf
Thyme (optional)
2 to 3 sprigs
Green grapes (e.g. Muscat, Rosario Bianco, etc.)
15 to 20 grapes
White wine (dry)
150 ml
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Honey (or 3 teaspoons of mirin)
2 teaspoons
Grainy mustard
2 tablespoons
Finely chopped parsley (use Italian parsley if you have it)
a small amount


1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dust lightly with flour. Cut up the mushrooms into easy-to-eat pieces.
2. Slice the garlic thinly. Cut the grapes in half; if they have seeds, remove them. (You don't need to peel.)
3. Heat 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan. Place the chicken in the frying pan and cook until crispy on both sides. Take the chicken out of the pan and set aside.
4. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the frying pan after the chicken has been removed. Put in the garlic, herbs and mushrooms, and sauté until the garlic is fragrant.
5. When the garlic smells nice and the mushrooms have been lightly cooked, put in the chicken and grapes, and sauté for about a minute.
6. After the chicken and grapes have been sautéed, add the white wine, and simmer over high heat until it has reduced by half.
7. Once the wine has been reduced, turn the heat down to medium and add the honey, soy sauce and grainy mustard. Simmer quickly for about 1-2 minutes.
8. Add the chopped parsley, mix it in and the dish is done It's perfect with well chilled dry white, rosé, or beer!

Story Behind this Recipe

Grapes are very nice in desserts, but it's a great fruit that you can use in all kinds of dishes. This recipe was born out of a desire to enjoy in-season grapes more! I rearranged an Italian country dish Japanese-style.