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Grilled Chicken with Fresh Grape Glaze

Try this delicious Summer recipe for Grilled Chicken with Fresh Grape Glaze. Combining fresh grapes with soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and rosemary with your grilled chicken will bring a unique Summer flavor to the table! The natural sugars in the grapes will carmelize during the cooking, giving the finished dish the charred crust that makes this grilled chicken recipe a keeper! Not to mention that chicken is also low in fat and calories and high in protein, which makes this meal ideal for weight loss and management.



Yield: 6 Servings (Serving Size: 1 Thigh and 1 Drumstick)



  • 3 cups seedless red grapes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 pounds), skinned
  • 6 chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds), skinned
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • Fresh rosemary leaves (optional)


Preparing the GLAZE

  • Place grapes in a blender; process until smooth.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cover and cook 10 minutes.
  • Add garlice; cover and cook 3 minutes, stirring occationally. 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.

Preparing the 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.