Chicken Breasts with Plum Relish

Contrasts make for beautiful food, giving the cook a chance to be an artist as they arrange the plate. That was the reason behind me first creating this rich red relish to go with chicken or white fish, as a pairing for the Little Penguin Shiraz. As it happened, the deep, jammy Shiraz also accentuates the flavor of the plums to make the perfect pairing for a moist mild cut of meat.

Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 chicken breast fillets
  • extra virgin olive oil, for cooking
  • For the relish:
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plums, diced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup shiraz


  1. To make relish in your Anolon Nouvelle Copper Luxe Onyx Sauté 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 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.