Champagne Poached Chicken with Grape Salad. Sandra Lee
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Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Champagne Poached Chicken with Grape Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


Grape Salad:


  1. In a large straight sided frying pan melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shallots and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add Champagne, parsley and lemon juice to pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. Slide chicken into Champagne mixture and poach 15 minutes, turning once. (Use an instant-read thermometer to be sure the internal temperature is 165 degrees F.) Remove chicken with a slotted spoon to a plate; set aside.
  4. Ladle 1/2 cup of poaching liquid into a small pot over medium heat. Add cream and bring to just under a boil. Reduce heat and simmer. Whisk in white sauce mix. Simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. To serve chicken, spoon sauce over top and garnish with parsley and grape salad.

Grape Salad:

  1. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl; mix well. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper Use as garnish for poached chicken.