Contact Us

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards

22645 Garrod Road

Saratoga, CA  95070



Name *

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.


Filtering by Tag: Blackberries

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