Grilled Chicken with Fresh Grape Glaze


Grilled Chicken with Fresh Grape Glaze


Quantity Ingredients
3 cups seedless red grapes
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tbsp olive oil
6 chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 pounds), skinned
6 chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds), skinned
2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3/4 tsp salt
Cooking spray
Fresh rosemary leaves (optional)


To prepare glaze, place grapes in a blender; process until smooth. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cover and cook 10 minutes. Add garlic; cover and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pureed grapes, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and 1 teaspoon rosemary; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thick. Cool slightly. Place grape mixture in blender; process until smooth. Set aside.
Prepare grill.

To prepare chicken, brush 1 tablespoon oil over chicken; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons rosemary, pepper, and salt. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cover and grill 25 minutes or until done, turning and basting frequently with grape glaze. Garnish with rosemary leaves, if desired.

Serves 6.

CALORIES 262 (30% from fat); FAT 8.7g (sat 1.8g,mono 4.2g,poly 1.6g); IRON 2mg; CHOLESTEROL 103mg; CALCIUM 37mg; CARBOHYDRATE 19.5g; SODIUM 470mg; PROTEIN 26.8g; FIBER 1.2g

Cooking Light, JUNE 2005