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Chicken Thighs Braised in Mustard Grape Sauce

Crispy skin chicken thighs braised in a white wine (or chicken stock) mustard grape sauce. Delicious and healthy fall or winter dinner recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 567
Author: Natalie


  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs I get my chicken from ButcherBox, which I highly recommend
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic grated or finely minced
  • 2 cups white wine or chicken stock for Whole30
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 cups seedless grapes


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees with the oven rack in the middle. Heat a cast iron (or heavy bottom skillet) over medium high heat.
  • Pat the chicken thighs with a paper towel to remove any moisture, this will allow them to get a crispy, golden skin. Season both sides of the chicken generously with salt and pepper.
  • When the skillet is hot, add the olive oil and the chicken thighs skin side DOWN. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the skin is crispy, golden brown. Remove the chicken from the skillet and transfer to a plate skin side UP.
  • Add the sliced onion to the warm skillet, and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook 3-5 minutes until the onions are starting to turn translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the white wine (or chicken stock) and dijon mustard. Stir to combine, and scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the chicken back in to the skillet skin side UP (so it stays crispy), then add in the grapes around the chicken thighs.
  • Braise the chicken thighs in the oven until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees with an instant read thermometer, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and serve the chicken warm with the sauce and dairy free mashed potatoes and a roasted vegetable. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container for 5 days.


Calories: 567 | Total Carbs: 70.7g | Protein: 42.1g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 10g | Net Carbs: 61g