Blackberry Balsamic Chicken

Blackberry Balsamic Chicken

Paula DiBacco 1

"Chicken breasts spiced with balsamic vinegar, and sweetened with blackberries. Add fresh blackberries for a garnish."

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 223 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 223 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 35.6 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken breasts until golden brown on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. While the chicken breasts are cooking, whisk together the chicken broth, thyme, blackberry spread, and balsamic vinegar.
  2. Once the chicken breasts have browned on both sides, pour in the blackberry sauce, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes. Turn the chicken breasts over halfway through cooking. Serve with the reduced blackberry sauce. For a thicker sauce, mix cornstarch with about 2 teaspoons of water, and stir into simmering sauce; let cook until thickened, about 1 minute.
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  • Cook's Note
  • You can also freeze. Keep chicken separate from mixture. Combine mixture in a zip lock bag and freeze. Then when ready, defrost and follow directions above.
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  1. 18 Ratings


This chicken was fantastic, the only change I made was to season the chicken breasts with garlic and salt & pepper prior to browning. The sauce was a perfect blend of flavors, the balsamic did not overpower the balckberry as I thought it might. I can't wait to make this one again.


1 star for flavor, there just wasn't enough for me. I tasted much more thyme than berry, and the sauce was very bland. However, i did use a no-sugar fruit spread and that could have played a big part. If you're planning on trying this recipe, be sure not to make that mistake. I had leftover chicken, but invented my own sauce the next day and was much more's what i came up with: 1 TB balsamic vinegar, 2 TB ketchup, 1/2 cup chicken stock, 1/2 cup no-sugar berry spread, 1 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste, 1/4 water + 1/2 TB cornstarch. As you can see, this is really not true at all to the original recipe.


Followed exact recipe. It was ok, but I probably won't make it again. The blackberry fruit spread was the dominate flavor and I'm not sure I like that flavor paired with thyme. On a plus side, it was very easy to make.