Blueberry Chile Chicken is beautifully browned chicken breast which simmers to a tender finish in an easy blueberry-chile BBQ style sauce.
This 30-minute dinner of Blueberry Chile Chicken can be on your family dinner in a matter of minutes and with only a handful of ingredients. It’s as fresh flavorful as it is easy to prepare.
The grocery shopping list for making Blueberry Chile Chicken is short and sweet. You’ll need boneless skinless chicken breast (I used three large breasts for this recipe, but smaller breasts or even chicken thighs will work here too), light colored oil, fresh blueberries, ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, a small can of fire roasted chiles, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Making the homemade blueberry BBQ sauce couldn’t be easier. In a large bowl mix the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, chiles, garlic and blueberries. Once the chicken is browned on both sides in a large skillet, add the blueberry BBQ sauce to the skillet, and cover and simmer on low until the chicken is no longer pink.
I chose to garnish and serve my Blueberry Chile Chicken with fresh blueberries and a few slices of fresh jalapeno for color. My husband was slightly apprehensive about this recipe when I sat it on the dinner table in front of him, but after his first bite he was hooked and gave this recipe his firm two-thumbs-up sign of approval. Score!! Winner. Winner. Blueberry Chile Chicken Skillet for dinner!!
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- 3 - 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoon light colored oil I used grapeseed oil
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 cups ketchup
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 can 4 ounces fire roasted chiles
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- additional blueberries for garnish optional
- jalapeno slices for garnish optional
- In a large bowl, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, chiles, garlic and blueberries. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Season the chicken breast with the salt and pepper. Add the chicken breast to the heated skillet and brown on both side (approximately 2½ minutes per side).
- Once browned, lower the heat under the skillet to medium/low.
- Add the blueberry sauce to the skillet with the chicken and cover.
- Simmer on low until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center (approximately 30 minutes).
- Spoon the sauce over the chicken to serve and garnish with fresh blueberries and jalapeno slices if desired.
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Chicken is one of my favorite things to serve for dinner because it’s affordable and so versatile. When you find chicken breast on sale in the market, if you’re able, why not pick up an extra package or two and store them in the freezer? When wrapped correctly, frozen chicken breast can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. I suggest taking the chicken breasts out of the store packaging, wrapping them in freezer paper and then placing them inside zip-top freezer bags that have been well marked with what is inside of the bag, and the date that it was stored. That way you’ll always know for certain that your chicken breast is as fresh and flavorful as the day it was purchased. Buying organic chicken is also the best way to ensure the best, most flavorful chicken, so if you can, I always recommend buying organic.
If you’re hungry for more chicken recipes, let me suggest the following recipes I’ve shared over the years. They some of my absolute favorites!
I hope you will enjoy this recipe for Blueberry Chile Chicken as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you. Should you have any questions for me, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly or leave me a comment in the comment section. I’m always happy to help.
I’m coordinating this recipe with my hand painted apron design which is inspired by a quote from Julia Child. This apron is available for purchase in my shop if you’re interested.
All of my hand painted aprons are painted to order and unique. I paint my fabrics using the highest quality fabric paint which is then heat set for durability and long life. My painted aprons are machine washable and dryable too (no fabric softener, please). Each apron has an adjustable neck strap, extra long ties, and two large front pockets. All of my aprons are manufactured by ChefWorks and they’re a 65/35 cotton poly blend.
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