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Blueberry Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 to 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (or 2 pounds chicken legs and thighs)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, coarsely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat 1 tablespoon each of oil and butter in a large, heavy, nonreactive skillet. Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 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, 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°F.
    Slice and serve!
Keyword baked blueberry chicken, blueberry grilled chicken
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