Seared Chicken with Grapes and Artichokes Recipe Photo - Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Recipes

Grapes are a smart choice to keep on hand for healthy snacking and eating, and the vibrant colors and flavors bring extra life to a basic protein – such as chicken.

For a unique twist on a main dish, dressing up chicken with an addition like fresh grapes is as elegant as it is delicious. This Seared Chicken with Grapes and Artichokes is a great example.

Recipe Yield: 4 servings.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (8 ounces each), butterflied lengthwise into 4 cutlets
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 leek, white part only, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1-1/2 cups quartered artichoke hearts, frozen, canned or jarred
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 cup green California grapes
  • 3/4 cup red California grapes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

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  1. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. In saute pan over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add chicken breasts and sear 3-4 minutes per side. Remove chicken and set aside.
  3. Add remaining olive oil to pan, along with garlic, leek and pinch of salt; cook on medium heat 2-3 minutes to soften leek.
  4. Stir in oregano, artichokes, wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, lemon zest and butter. Simmer 2-3 minutes then add chicken back to pan, basting each breast with sauce.
  5. Add grapes and simmer 3-5 minutes, or until grapes are just soft and chicken is cooked through.
  6. Stir in fresh parsley and serve.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 320
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 390 milligrams
Cholesterol: 70 milligrams
Protein: 26 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams

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