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Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards

22645 Garrod Road

Saratoga, CA  95070



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22645 Garrod Rd
Saratoga, CA, 95070

(408) 867-7116

Enjoy wines where the grapes are grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Saratoga and overlooking San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley.


Chicken with Blackberries and Brown Sugar

Bill Cooper

  • 1/2 c. dry white wine

  • 3.5 lb. chicken, cut into 8 pieces

  • 3 Tbs. fresh thyme leaves or 1 1/2 tsp. dried

  • 3/4 tsp. sweet paprika

  • salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1/2 c. chicken stock

  • 2 Tbs. light brown sugar

  • 2 Tbs. mashed fresh blackberries or blackberry preserves

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 Tbs. white wine vinegar

  • 1 tsp. olive oil

  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin

  • 1/2 c. fresh blackberries (optional) for garnish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pour 1/4 cup of the wine into a large nonreactive baking dish. Arrange chicken pieces in the dish skin side up; sprinkle with thyme, paprika, salt and pepper. Bake 35 minutes, adding remaining wine and the chicken stock to pan as juices evaporate; baste occasionally. Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar with the mashed blackberries, garlic, vinegar, oil, cumin, and remaining 1/4 tsp. paprika in a small bowl. Spoon the blackberry mixture over the chicken and continue baking about 10 minutes more, basting occasionally, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc