Chicken with Plum Relish

By Sally James
Moist and tender pan roasted chicken is topped with a rich red relish made with plums and red wine. A simple dish to make that looks absolutely stunning, and works well with some green beans, asparagus, or just a simple salad.


    • balsamic or red wine vinegar
    • brown sugar
    • chicken breast fillets
    • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • For the Relish:
    • lemon juice
    • olive oil
    • plums
    • Red onion
    • Shiraz


    1. To make relish, cook the onion in the oil over a medium heat until soft. Add the sugar and plums and cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes.
    2. Add the remaining ingredients. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 -15 minutes or until syrupy.
    3. Brush the chicken with oil and grill over medium heat for 2-3 minutes each side and golden brown.
    4. Transfer to a moderate (350°F) oven and cook for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through but still plump and moist. To test, pierce with a sharp knife and the juices should run clear.
    5. Slice the chicken thickly and spoon over the relish.