Chicken in Red Wine with Raisins

Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This is a medieval recipe, originally intended for rabbit, but equally good with chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put the wine, vinegar, raisins, apricots, ground ginger, cinnamon, fresh ginger, cloves and cranberries in a dish.
  2. Add the chicken breasts and spoon the liquid over them.
  3. Cover and leave to marinate in a cool place for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and dry with paper towel.
  5. Reserve the marinade.
  6. Coat the chicken in flour.
  7. Heat the butter and oil in a large pan, add the chicken, and fry until lightly browned, turn over and fry the other side.
  8. Drain on kitchen paper.
  9. Pour off any excess fat from the pan, then stir in the stock and reserved marinade and bring to the boil.
  10. Return the chicken to the pan, cover tightly and cook for about 30 minutes, until the chicken is tender.
  11. Transfer the chicken to a warmed serving plate and keep hot.
  12. Boil the liquid until reduced and thickened, and then pour over the chicken.
  13. Serve garnished with orange segments.
  14. Accompany with rice.

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