Food & Wine

Chicken legs with Barbera grapes

Not as unusual as this recipe may seem. meat and grapes perfectly bind together. For this recipe, the grape used is Barbera. Barbera is an ancient Italian grape dated back to 17th century; naturally high in acidity with  strong black cherry flavors. For its acidity, the flavor must be balanced with a little honey and sweet wine or liqueur during cooking. Obviously you can replace Barbera with any other type of grapes. If your grapes are sweet, simply remove the honey from the ingredients.

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Ingredients for 2 persons:

4 chicken legs

800 gr Barbera grapes (oviously you can choose any other type of grapes. If your grapes are very sweet, remove the honey from the ingredients) Barbera grapes is an ancient Italian grape dated back to 17th century; naturally high in acidity with strong black cherry flavors

Fresh thyme – Fresh sage – salt – pomegranate seeds

Half glass pomegranate liqueur (or alternatively  half a glass of red sweet wine)

1 tbsp honey

4 tbsp olive oil

1 teaspoon corn flour

Method:

Preheat oven 200°C / 392°F

1.Heat  4 tbsp  oil in a non stick pan.  Add the chicken legs and cook until browned all around. Add the salt.

2. Add the grapes to the skillet, the herbs, the pomegranate liqueur (or alternatively  half a glass of red sweet wine) and 1 tbsp of honey over the grapes.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 min.

4. When ready  transfer the chicken to plates. Filter the liquid from the pan, add 1 teaspoon of corn flour and boil (in a small saucepan) for 1-2 min until it becomes a creamy and glossy sauce. Pour on the chicken legs. Decorate with fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds.

Serve with fresh Barbera wine

 

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39 responses

  1. This looks fantastic and different. Never had Those type of graves. I’m going to have to try this dish.

    Liked by 4 people

    22 July 2020 at 19:24

    • I’m glad you like it. Absolutely to try. A little variation if you want, you can add blueberry berries. Thank you for stopping by!

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      27 July 2020 at 21:54

    • I live in an area of Australia which has many Italian migrants. One of the wineries here produces wine from those grapes; it would probably make a good accompaniment to this dish.

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      11 October 2020 at 3:09

      • Hello Yvonne! Absolutely yes. it is the best choice as far as the accompanying wine is concerned. However the difficulty is in find Barbera grapes -to be consumed -even here in Italy. So feel free to use autochthonous grapes from your wonderful land. I’m sure there are very good too! Greetings, Xristina

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        11 October 2020 at 16:22

  2. This looks so delicious

    Liked by 3 people

    27 July 2020 at 22:15

  3. Looks amazing 👏

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    14 August 2020 at 11:47

  4. Barbera grapes make wonderful wine!. Looks delicious.
    Many thanks for following my blog.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    14 August 2020 at 22:37

    • I totally agree! exceptional wine with cherry and strawberry notes. Thank you too dear Pete for stopping by! Honored. Christina

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      16 August 2020 at 15:50

  5. You have some very unique and interesting recipes and beautifully presented.

    Liked by 3 people

    16 August 2020 at 21:28

  6. This looks so amazing and unique👌😋

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    16 August 2020 at 22:33

  7. mouth watering

    Liked by 1 person

    17 August 2020 at 11:32

  8. Ahhhh I haven’t been able to find pomegranate liqueur since I left the Uk..the recipe looks and sounds delicious…Thank you for following CarolCooks2

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    17 August 2020 at 11:39

    • Thank you too dear Carol ! Love your blog! Happy to meet you, happy you like the recipe, it’ s really delicious and so so easy. ××Christina

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      20 August 2020 at 19:55

  9. Well, that looks amazingly delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    17 August 2020 at 21:16

  10. This looks divine!

    Liked by 1 person

    8 September 2020 at 18:14

  11. 🌸💕

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    8 September 2020 at 23:04

  12. Ola

    hi there, thanks for following altwerdeisnixfuerweicheier. But I closed that blog and migrated to olasuniverse.de. Would be nice to meet you there.

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    13 September 2020 at 20:12

  13. Mmmm….yummy!

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    15 September 2020 at 20:45

  14. Hmmm. 😋😋adoro!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    17 September 2020 at 13:33

  15. Magina😊

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    17 September 2020 at 19:53

  16. Looks really yummie!

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    18 September 2020 at 20:33

  17. Must try to make this dish!

    Liked by 1 person

    21 September 2020 at 20:19

    • Yes Darnell give it a try i It is easy, light and very flavorful! Thank you for stopping by!

      Like

      21 September 2020 at 21:24

  18. you even did a great job with photos – not easy to take good pix of food 🙂

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    11 October 2020 at 21:59

    • Thank you da -AL! Surely you don’t know how much your words encourage and motivate me a lot.
      I find your blog very useful for me, nice to meet you! Grateful for stopping by!🙂 Xristina

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      12 October 2020 at 11:48

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