Blueberry-Balsamic Glazed Rosemary Chicken

Blueberry-Balsamic Glazed Rosemary Chicken
Staff Writer
Driscoll's

The sweetness of blueberries and maple syrup blend with the acidity of balsamic vinegar and fragrant rosemary to make a rich sauce for baked chicken. Searing the chicken breasts in the skillet before making the sauce gives it extra flavor.

4
Servings
238
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4-6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (or 2 pounds chicken legs and thighs)
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 Cups blueberries, such as Driscoll's
  • 1/2 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon coarsely chopped rosemary

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat 1 tablespoon each oil and butter in a large, heavy, nonreactive skillet. Season chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and add to the pan when the oil and butter are hot and bubbly.

Sear chicken breasts over medium-high heat until golden brown, about 1 minute per side or until a light crust forms. Remove to a baking dish and set aside.

Add remaining olive oil and butter to the skillet and, when hot, stir in shallots and cook until soft and lightly caramelized, about 4 minutes. Add blueberries and cook 1 minute. Stir in vinegar, maple syrup, rosemary, remaining salt and pepper ,and simmer about 10 minutes, or until the blueberries have collapsed.

Pour the blueberry balsamic mixture over chicken and put baking dish in the top half of the oven for about 10 minutes, until the chicken has cooked through to a temperature of 165 degrees.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
29g
32%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
15µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
47mg
5%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
8µg
0%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
34mg
5%
Sodium, Na
78mg
5%
Water
106g
4%

Blueberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Blueberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.