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Braised Chicken With Dark Grapes And Walnuts

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  Whole boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 , cut into halves
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Marsala wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (use 1 cup if not using wine)
  Fresh thyme leaves/1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cold water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Walnut halves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dark sweet grapes 1 Cup (16 tbs), halved and seeded (such as Ribier)

In a large skillet, brown the chicken on both sides in the oil over medium-high heat.
When the second side is brown, reduce the heat, add the onion to the skillet, and saute until it's translucent.
Add the Marsala, broth, thyme, salt, and pepper.
If you're not using Marsala, increase the broth to 1 cup.
Simmer very slowly, with cover ajar, for 15 to 20 minutes, turning the chicken once, until just cooked through.
Remove the chicken and measure the pan juices; there should be 1/2 cup.
If there's less, add chicken broth to make 1/2 cup and return the juices to the skillet; bring to a boil.
In a cup, mix the water, lemon juice, and cornstarch until there are no lumps.
Pour all at once into the skillet and stir constantly until the sauce is thickened.
Add the walnuts; return the chicken to pan.
Cook 3 minutes longer.
Stir in the grapes.

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1455 Calories from Fat 581

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 67 g103.8%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.7%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 199.5 mg66.5%

Sodium 556 mg23.2%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.4 g33.8%

Sugars 54.9 g

Protein 92 g183%

Vitamin A 7.4% Vitamin C 97.7%

Calcium 16.9% Iron 32%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Braised Chicken With Dark Grapes And Walnuts Recipe