Chicken with Red Wine and Grapes- and its Low Carb!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Apr 4, 12:05 PM in . No comments.

Ive been getting a few requests for interesting low carbohydrate recipes for those who are watching their weight or trying to control blood sugar levels. There is nothing wrong with reducing the amount of carbohydrate that we eat, (and goodness knows lots of people are guilty of loading their plates up with too many), as long as there are some good low GI sources taken in the day. Its all about balance.
I like this recipe and it has about 7.5g carbohydrate and 440 Kcals per serve. Should only take 30 minutes to cook.

Chicken with Red Wine and Grapes (recipe serves 4)


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 × 150g (5oz) chicken breasts, skinned
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp red pesto
  • 300 ml red wine
  • 300 ml water
  • 125g (4oz) red grapes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • basil (fresh) to garnish


Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan. Add the chicken breasts and saute over a medium heat for 5 minutes., turning frequently. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain, (use kitchen paper).

Add the remaining oil to the pan and add the onion slices and pesto. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly until the onion is softened but not browned.

Add the red wine and water to the pan and bring to the boil. Return the chicken breasts to the an and season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Add the grapes, stir and serve immediately, garnished with basil leaves.

Tags: Chicken, Low Carb

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Anne Myers-Wright

Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Anne is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered dietitian (RD), an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD- Australia), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the British Dietetic Association, The Nutrition Society and of The Dietetics Association of Australia.


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