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March 9, 2015

Grape and Red Onion Chicken Drumsticks

Grape and Red Onion Chicken Drumsticks ~ Delicious, quick & easy Grape and Red Onion Chicken {tender & juice!} ~ perfect for a busy night dinner

If you are looking for an easy, no-fuss dinner, this Grape and Red Onion Chicken Drumsticks dish is perfect. Besides for cutting the Onions into wedges, this is basically a dump and bake recipe.

You can use different cuts of Chicken, but I prefer to stick to one type in a dish, as all the pieces would be cooked at exactly the same time, provided that you arrange all the ingredients in a single layer.

This is a fairly large recipe and could be stretched to 8 portions, depending on your family's appetites and likes or dislikes of Chicken - not that I think there are that many people {vegetarians excluded, of course!} who do not like Chicken.

The Red Wine just about evaporates and I do not use a lot in this recipe anyway, therefore it is perfectly safe for the kids, but if you are really not the Wine cooking type, use Chicken stock instead. The dish would not have exactly the same rich taste as when made with the Red Wine but it will still be a great meal.

*NOTE: I make my own Balsamic reduction, usually a full bottle and then I use it as needed. To make your own only takes a few minutes - if you want enough for this specific recipe, bring 1/3 cup of Balsamic Vinegar {brown or light} to the boil - let simmer until the Vinegar has turned syrupy - the quantity would be half of what you initially started off with - use as per the recipe.

Grape and Red Onion Chicken Drumsticks

6 Servings


2 Red Onions, cut into wedges
6 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
2 - 3 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary, torn
3 Bay Leaves
12 Chicken Drumsticks
Salt and Black Pepper
2/3 cup Dry Red Wine
1 cup Seedless Red Grapes, cut into smaller bunches
3 TB Balsamic Reduction {* see note above}


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a large enough shallow oven dish with cooking oil.
2.) Arrange the Onions and Garlic on the oven dish - sprinkle over the Rosemary and the Bay Leaves - tuck the Chicken in between the Onion wedges and season to taste with Salt and Pepper.
3.) Pour the Wine around the Chicken pieces and bake 35 - 40 minutes - remove from the oven.
4.) Add the Grapes to the dish and drizzle with the Balsamic Reduction - bake a further 15 - 20 minutes or until the Chicken is cooked through.

Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, couscous and salads or vegetables on the side.

Grape and Red Onion Chicken Drumsticks ~ Delicious, quick & easy Grape and Red Onion Chicken {tender & juice!} ~ perfect for a busy night dinner

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  1. Looks mouth-watering! Thanks for sharing the recipe :-)

  2. Sounds really delicious! I love the combination of flavors and am always looking for different ways to cook chiciken!

  3. Fantastic comfort food. Chicken with savory and sweet ingredients. YUM.

  4. Dear Linda, This sounds wonderful. I love all the flavors in this dish. xo, Catherine

  5. G'day Looks delish Linda! Wish I could try it now!

  6. This is a great budget friendly delicious looking recipe!

  7. I can almost imagine how incredible this dish is!! I've never tried pairing grapes with chicken, but I think my family would love it!

  8. What a yummy family-friendly dinner!

  9. This chicken looks so yummy. I have to admit, I have never cooked with grapes before. I always thought of them as a snack food. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing your great recipe at the This Is How We Roll link party. Always glad you share!

  10. What a mix! Love it :)
    I hope you will share your recipe with our Thursday Link Up Party- Idea box:


  11. Wow! This sounds so good!!! Thank you for linking up all of your goodies, Linda! I am pinning this for later!


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