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Pan-roasted Chicken with Grapes and Shallots, served over Whipped Ginger Sweet Potatoes – a simple, easy, fall-inspired skillet dinner that can be made in 30 minutes!
Here’s a simple recipe that bridges the gap between summer and fall. Pan-roasted Chicken with Grapes and Shallots. There is something truly transformative about roasting grapes. They get intensely flavorful and I especially love them with poultry.
Ingredients in Pan-roasted Chicken and Grapes
- olive oil
- chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in
- salt and pepper to taste
- balsamic vinegar (sherry vinegar, or apple cider vinegar, or any flavorful complementary vinegar)
- seedless grapes (red), divided into small clusters
- fresh rosemary
Optional: Serve with Ginger Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Here I’ve used a seedless variety of grape called Thomcord grapes, which are a hybrid of Thompson and Concord grapes. They turned out amazing, their flavor intensifying after being roasted.
I love incorporating fruit into savory dishes like this.
Perhaps it’s because I once read that fruit is energetically the most “spiritual” food we can put into our bodies. I have no idea where this came from, or actually what this really means, but something feels true about this. When I eat fruit, it feels clean and light and energizing and joyful.
So I go with it. 😉
How to make Pan-Roasted Chicken and Grapes
Chicken thighs are seasoned with salt and pepper, then pan-seared in an oiled skillet until golden and crispy, then roasted in the oven along with grapes and shallots.
The chicken, grapes, and shallots cook in perfect time and create the most delicious meal!
While it’s roasting, make the quick and easy Whipped Ginger Sweet Potatoes which become a silky delicious base for the chicken.
Nestle the roasted chicken, grapes and shallots over the luscious sweet potatoes and spoon the flavorful pan juices over top… and voila! Dinner is ready!
The delicious pan juices that accumulate in the bottom of the skillet after being baking are spooned over the crispy chicken and roasted grapes, and hopefully the Ginger Whipped Sweet Potatoes … and the whole thing turns out quite lovely.
More chicken recipes you may enjoy
- Chicken Marsala
- Chicken Cacciatore
- One Skillet Creamy Orzo Chicken
- Lemony Broccoli Chicken Orzo Bake
- Gorgonzola Chicken with Mushrooms & Sage
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Grapes
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 25
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: main, chicken,
- Method: stove top, baked
- Cuisine: Northwest
A delicious recipe for Pan-Roasted Chicken with Grapes. Chicken thighs are pan-seared in a skillet, then baked in the oven with grapes and shallots. A fast and simple weeknight dinner.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, smashed
- 4 chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 fat shallots, sliced lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar ( sherry vinegar, or apple cider vinegar, or any flavorful complementary vinegar)
- 1 lb seedless grapes ( red), divided into small clusters
- 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
Serve with Ginger Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Preheat oven to 400F
If making the Ginger Whipped Sweet Potatoes, get them simmering in a pot.
Heat oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add smashed garlic clove and swirl, to season the oil. Season the skin side of the chicken generously, with salt and pepper, and place skin side down in hot skillet. Season the other side of chicken with salt and pepper, and remove the garlic. Sear skin side until golden and crispy, 6-7 minutes, turning heat to medium. Flip. Place the shallots between the chicken and drizzle with the vinegar. Top with the grape clusters, nestling between and around the chicken. Sprinkle with rosemary and place in the oven for 20 minutes or until internal temp reaches 170F.
While it’s baking, finish making the ginger whipped sweet potatoes.
When chicken seems done, place skillet back the stove and bring it to a quick simmer (just to make sure juices are cooked.) Spoon the whipped sweet potatoes onto plates, top with crispy chicken and divide shallots and grapes among the plates. Spoon some flavorful pan sauce over everything.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 401
- Sugar: 18.7 g
- Sodium: 398.5 mg
- Fat: 24.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 6.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 23.1 g
- Fiber: 1.3 g
- Protein: 22.2 g
- Cholesterol: 125.2 mg
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Delicious, and so easy to make!
Awesome 🙌 Great to hear!
Loved this dish. So simple yet so flavorful. I made it with skinless chicken legs and it was moist and tender. I have made a lot of your recipes and have never been disappointed. Thank you.
Any advice if I wanted to substitute boneless chicken breasts?
I think you prepare the same, just shorten the cooking time. Get a good sear on them! 😉
This was really wonderful. Great balance of flavors and simple to prepare.
Made it before, loved it then and loved it tonight. My guests called it ‘restaurant quality’. Great compliment which I feel should be directed at you as well.
Made it with the sweet potatoe/ginger mash AND the maple coated pecans (added curry powder & salt to that mix. YUM!) for an extra bit of crunch.
Awesome Ineke! thanks!
i’ve tried many of your recipes now and they never disappoint! I was a little apprehensive with the grapes but it was delicious as usual! I made with the ginger mashed sweet potatoes and it was spot on. thank you for another winner. you are my go to for recipes and usually will spend one morning and meal plan with all your recipes and its become one of my favorite things to do, along side preparing the meal. the kitchen has become my happy place, and I thank you for making me feel like a real chef!
Thanks so much Nicole- your comment really touched me. I love that you found your happy place in the kitchen and feel successful- cooking really can be such a joyful experience. ❤️
Five Plus Stars!!!
I made this dish for a second time with the ginger whipped sweet potatoes (last time I used butternut squash instead which turned out well) and your candied pecan recipe crumbled on top as a garnish. Really Phenomenal recipe and so unique with the roasted grapes!!! I didn’t have shallots so used yellow onions instead which became deliciously caramelized. I accidentally forgot to use the balsamic but added a good splash of dry white wine while the onions and chicken were on the stovetop. Seriously Soooo Good!!!! To have less to do on the day of, I made the mash the day before and they reheated beautifully! If you are thinking of making this recipe, don’t hesitate!!! It was one of the best dishes I have made in a long time!! The flavours and textures work so well! This is a beautiful, fine restaurant quality dish fit for company yet very easy to execute! Thank you Sylvie for creating this 😀
Thanks Paula- I appreciate this!
Another great recipe and to my disbelief it really was a 30 min meal! I sautéed some kale instead of making the sweet potatoes so with all the extra time was able to clean up the kitchen while the chicken baked. I was a little worried I wouldn’t like the cooked grapes but I loved them and the hubby went back for seconds. Will definitely be saving this one for regular rotation.
Always the true test when someone goes back for seconds.:) Great to hear Leah!
Hello, I think this sounds fabulous and I wish to prepare it for tomorrow’s meal. How much of this can I prepare today and then reheat or finish off the cooking tomorrow.?
Hi Joy- this is such a quick recipe that perhaps it is simpliest to do it atone time? Or if you must, you could pan sear the chicken first, and get the pan ready with all the other ingredients, refrigerate, then pop it in the oven before serving.
This dish looks fabulous and easy! Can I sear the chicken an hour ahead of time and then pop it in the oven with the the rest of the ingredients? I have guests coming over and would like to do some prep work. Thanks so much.
Yes, that would work great Phyllis!
This has quicky become one of my go to Sunday recipes. It’s great as a quick almost roast dinner without the hassle and time it takes to prep a real roast especially as there is only two of us. Love the sauce that the grapes make and the ginger sweet potato is just perfect.
So glad you like this one Amy! It’s a favorite here as well!
I pared this down to 2 boneless thighs for one serving. Already had boneless thighs, and cut up half a sweet potato to roast with the chicken. Recently lost my husband, so am looking for good easy recipes for one person. Love cooking chicken with red grapes, and balsamic vinegar is a favorite flavor.
Oh Jane! I’m sorry to hear about your husband. My heart goes out to you.
This one was quick and easy. My Sweetie was sceptical about the grapes at first but went back for seconds. This recipe rates ****.8 in my books. I served it with a No Mayo Potato Salad and fresh, steamed, green beans. This definitely will be made again. Delicious.
Good to hear Martie!
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this is an outstanding dish and pretty easy to make! we have a (virtual) dinner with my husband’s siblings every month where we all cook the same dish and this was the first one. Everybody loved it.
We made regular mashed potatoes with whipped carrots added to them (about a third of the potato mixture) because i HATE sweet potatoes.
I have never been more proud of a meal that I cooked. This recipe is a home run! I felt like my kitchen was a 5 star restaurant tonight. Easy to make, gorgeous dish, and most importantly delicious. My husband was blown away.
Awwww- love this Katie!!!
Everyone found it very tasty and it’s so simple to prepare. Second time round I substituted pomegranate seeds for the grapes, they give a little more crunch, and pomegranate molasses for the balsamic vinegar for a slightly richer sauce.
What a gem! I found this on Pinterest and it’s such a flavorful, simple dish (but feels fancy). Now I’m going to dig through all of your other recipes. So so thankful to have found your work! Thank you!
I made this for my daughter’s birthday and it was incredible. The chicken turned out crispy and so flavorful. We loved the chicken with the ginger sweet potatoes and grapes. All of the flavors blended together so perfectly.