Thyme Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Burrata.
Thyme roasted chicken with caramelized shallots, bacon, and grapes, served with fresh burrata cheese…all made in one skillet. This is all things simple, easy, and delicious. Perfect for weeknights, but hearty enough for a Sunday night dinner served alongside wild rice and toasted bread. Perfection!
As I sit here typing this, I am trying to decide if this recipe is weird or not? Do you roast your grapes alongside your chicken? Like is that a thing you are into? Personally, I am so into it, and if you’re unsure, let me try and convince you, because it is delicious.
And also? There’s burrata cheese involved, so that alone should have already convinced you.
It’s definitely not a secret that I love a good sweet and savory recipe. Using fruits in unexpected ways is 100% my thing. When I set out to make this recipe I was unsure if I would end up sharing it. Don’t get me wrong, this chicken is so good, both my family and I love it, but I was nervous to post a recipe that might get some odd stares.
When I started HBH a little less than six years ago (how has it almost been six years?!), I really did not know what I was doing. I didn’t know anything about SEO, social media was just starting to become a thing, and I really didn’t think twice about whether or not the recipes and stories I was sharing would be well received or not. I just shared what I loved and didn’t think much else about it.
Fast forward to today where so much has changed. I’ve learned so much, become smarter, and kind of, sort of, know what I am doing. Here’s the thing though, with knowledge, also comes second guessing and over thinking. At least for me anyway. I want so badly to share content with you guys that I know you all will LOVE. Sometimes I second guess myself too much, and I wonder if you all will actually like a recipe I want to share. It can be hard. But thankfully I have an awesome mom to call on and talk me into posting certain recipes that I’m nervous about. She’s always there to put me in my place and reassure me that yes, chicken with grapes and burrata cheese is indeed delicious.
Bottom line? Stop second guessing guys, do what you love, share what you love, and don’t over think it.
PS. the really fun fact is that a lot of the times the recipes/stories that I’m most nervous about sharing end up being the most well received. Just goes to show you that your “self doubt voice” knows absolutely nothing.
Anyway, not sure why I decided to tell you all that (probably because I’m on an airplane and have the time to ramble…sorry guys), but my point is that I really love this recipe and even though I was slightly nervous to post it, I’m pretty excited to convince you all to make it.
And soon too.
If you’ve never roasted grapes let me just tell you that it’s something you must do. Grapes are not my favorite fruit of all time, but when roasted they caramelize and their sweet flavor is intensified. I love pairing roasted grapes with savory flavors like fresh thyme, balsamic vinegar, and cheese.
Enter in this Thyme Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Burrata. It’s kind of like putting roasted chicken together with the contents of a cheese board, and it’s really good.
There are a few key ingredients to this recipe.
First, the chicken. I had so much fresh thyme that was starting to dry out in the greenhouse, so I seasoned my chicken mostly with thyme, which happens to be one of my favorite herbs and is delicious when paired with the grapes. I love using quick cooking chicken breasts, but I also love to use a couple of small thighs for an added depth of flavor. You can use either or, or a mix of both.
Second, the sauce. To keep the chicken tender I braised it in a mix of balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and chicken broth. It’s sweet and tangy and perfect.
Third, the grapes. These are key. They are the big flavor in this recipe and make each and every bite delicious. Especially when you get some of that burrata into the mix.
Oh my gosh, so good.
I love pairing this chicken with a side of wild rice, beer bread (from the HBH cookbook), and roasted broccoli (also from the cookbook). Makes for the perfect healthy, but cozy dinner for any night of the week.
But I’m in favor of Sunday night. This just feels like a cozy Sunday night recipe to me.
If you make this thyme roasted chicken with grapes and burrata, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Thyme Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Burrata
Thyme roasted chicken with caramelized shallots, bacon, and grapes, served with fresh burrata cheese…all made in one skillet. This is all things simple, easy, and delicious. Perfect for weeknights, but hearty enough for a Sunday night dinner!
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs (skin on or off, I prefer skin off)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped thyme, plus more for serving
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- kosher salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 slices thick cut bacon, cut into quarters
- 2 small shallots, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups red grapes
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 balls burrata cheese or fresh mozzarella
- flaky sea salt
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
2. Rub the chicken all over with 1 tablespoon olive oil, thyme, cayenne, and season generously with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the flour evenly over the chicken and toss to coat, adding more flour if needed.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain onto paper towels.
4. Add the chicken to the pan and sear on both sides until golden, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan.
5. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. When the oil shimmers, add the shallots and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low and pour in 1/2 cup water, the balsamic vinegar and apple cider vinegar. Slide the chicken back into the pan.
6. Transfer to the oven and roast for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, add the grapes and drizzle the grapes with honey. Return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
7. Add the bacon back to the skillet. Break the burrata over the chicken. Let the chicken rest 5 minutes and serve with the sauce drizzled over the chicken with the burrata and roasted grapes. Enjoy!
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