Grapes often symbolize a plentiful harvest so this dish that joins red grapes, mushrooms and fresh tarragon with lean chicken breasts is a lovely way to celebrate fall.

Susanne A. Davis
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1993


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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut 4 pieces of parchment paper or foil about 12 inches by 16 inches each. Fold each in half to get an 8-by-12-inch rectangle, then cut it into a half-heart shape as you would to make a valentine. This is a papillote.

  • Open the papillotes and place a chicken breast on one half of each opened paper (or foil) heart. Distribute grapes, mushrooms and tarragon over the chicken. Spoon a little brandy over the top and season with salt and pepper. Fold the other half of the heart over to cover the food and bring the edges together. Seal the package by crimping the cut edges together in a series of small, neat folds. Place on a baking sheet.

  • Bake until the packages are puffed, 10 to 12 minutes. (You may want to open one package to check that the chicken is no longer pink inside.) Transfer to plates and let diners open their own packages.


Equipment: Parchment paper or foil

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 27g 54% DV; carbohydrates 14.7g 5% DV; dietary fiber 1g 4% DV; sugars 12.3g; fat 3.2g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 3% DV; cholesterol 82.8mg 28% DV; vitamin a iu 87.9IU 2% DV; vitamin c 3mg 5% DV; folate 16.5mcg 4% DV; calcium 17mg 2% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 40.5mg 15% DV; potassium 621.1mg 17% DV; sodium 199.6mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 18% DV.

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Quick and tasty. I used a packet of pre-cut chicken breast tenders in the packages. The brandy and tarragon added tons of flavor to the chicken. My husband even ate it. Definitely will make this again. Read More