Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken


Have you ever had one of those days when nothing goes right? I’m not talking about a minor issue here or there. I’m speaking of a full blown “this is so comical, there must be a camera somewhere” kinda day. That about sums up what the last 24 hours have been like.

 All week I have been preparing to go on vacation and have been working diligently to get all my ducks in a row before I head out. Yesterday started out fairly normal. I was up early, had my cup of coffee and was ready to wrap up my posts for the rest of the week and give myself a nice little pat on the back for a job well done. That smug sentiment didn’t last long enough for me to finish my second cup of coffee.

Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken Rain, thunder, lightning storm…boom! Out goes the internet and phone. No service of any kind for the rest of the day. This is when living in the tulies is not advantageous. I whined to the walls (hubby wasn’t yet home), stomped around the house, and sulked. I eventually gave in to defeat and let it go. Some things are beyond our control. Life doesn’t revolve around whether I can get on the internet or not and a post can be late or postponed. It is not the end of the world. Ultimately a good lesson for me to digest. On the plus side, my house has never been cleaner!

Sweet blueberries, maple syrup and caramelized onions combine with balsamic vinegar, fresh rosemary and oregano to create a rich savory sauce for this delectable chicken dish. A flavorful combination that may just leave you licking your fingers as well as your plate.

Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken

5.0 from 5 reviews
Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small white onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Blueberries, rinsed and stems removed
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ⅓ cup real maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and butter in a large, heavy, skillet.
  3. Season chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  4. Add chicken to the pan after butter has melted and is hot and bubbly.
  5. Sear chicken breasts over medium-high heat until lightly browned.
  6. Remove from the pan and place in a baking dish, set aside.
  7. Add remaining olive oil and butter to the skillet,
  8. Add onions and cook until soft and lightly caramelized, 3- 4 minutes.
  9. Add blueberries and cook 1 minute.
  10. Stir in vinegar, maple syrup, rosemary, oregano and remaining salt and pepper.
  11. Simmer about 10 minutes, until blueberries have softened.
  12. Pour the blueberry balsamic mixture over chicken and put baking dish in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  13. Chicken should no longer be pink in the middle and reach an internal temp of 165 degrees F

Recipe adapted from Driscoll’s: Blueberry-Balsamic Glazed Rosemary Chicken

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    • says

      Hi Susan,

      Yes it is acceptable to use frozen blueberries. Be advised the sauce may be a little runnier because of the added liquid in the frozen berries. You can counteract this by allowing the sauce to cook a little longer for a thicker more concentrated sauce. The blueberries will also loose much of their firmness, but the taste will still be incredible.

  1. Tara says

    I tried this last week and it was AMAZING! So good and not very complicated. Will be making this again for sure!

  2. Liz says

    Despite cooking a lot, I’ve never posted a recipe review before, but I wanted to be sure to thank you for this FABULOUS one. Chicken has never been my favorite, but I had some blueberries I needed to use and didn’t want to make something sweet, so I figured I’d give this a try. It was absolutely delicious – the flavors came together beautifully and were such a welcome change from standard, often boring chicken preparations. The only modification I made was adding a little salt to the blueberry mixture as it cooked. Awesome. I’m new to your blog, but will definitely try some of your other recipes after this experience. Thank you!!

  3. says

    I would’ve never thought to put blueberries with chicken but it sounds incredible! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  4. says

    I can totally relate to having one of those kind of days, usually when you don’t have time for it!
    That chicken looks amazing with blueberries! This is one way I have never tried chicken. Pinning! Thanks for sharing with us at The Yuck Stops Here. Please come back and share again!

    • says

      Thanks Shirley. Those days are where I live right now with all the craziness of harvesting and putting food up for later. I love it but it can leave you bone tired. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. says

    This looks absolutely delicious Shari. I love the marriage of chicken and blueberries. I’ve got everything on hand so this will be on the table soon. Pinning.
    Thanks for sharing at Let’s Get Real.

    • says

      Thanks Anitra. We enjoyed this recipe at our home. I am sure I will be making it again and again. Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to share a comment. I greatly appreciate it. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. says

    Hi Shari,

    I just made a blueberry glaze similar to this for a salmon steak and it was delicious. This looks fantastic and can’t wait to try it on chicken. I had not thought to add onions and I bet it creates a delicious flavour. Thanks for the inspiration! Visiting today from Real Food Friday but I would visit you every day if I could :)

    • says

      You are so sweet Robyn. Thank you. Putting a blueberry glaze on salmon sounds delicious. I would love to try it. Thank you for coming by and your thoughtful comments. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. says

    Oh, man! My mouth is watering! This chicken looks so delicious & moist! I love that you paired blueberries with balsamic vinegar :) Followed you here from Treasure Box Tuesdays. Would love it if you shared the pin from this recipe at my Pinterest food party; every pin gets repinned to a massive board!
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  8. says

    OOOH another blueberry recipe to try- AND we’ve got a monster rosemary bush in the yard too…so this is perfect!!! Thanks again for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you’ll come back and party with us this coming week!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)
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  9. says

    We’ve had so pretty crazy storms here but no outages… yet (knock on wood).

    So, this is me, drooling on the keyboard over here! Wow! This looks amazing. Nothing like real, whole foods. Fabulous.

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom recently posted…Shine Blog Hop #12My Profile

    • says

      Thanks Jennifer. It is always a pleasure linking up and visiting some of the other great posts at the party. I appreciate your kine words too.

  10. says


    You are killing me with these pictures. I want to LICK the plate. YUMMY! This combination of blueberries, maple syrup and caramelized onions sounds so mouth watering to me. YUM! YUM!

    Diane Roark

  11. says

    First off, this chicken looks so good and I absolutely love using balsamic glazes for chicken to be honest, but totally got try adding blueberry now, too. And second, you know how my week and yesterday were for me, too and wonder if it was just something in the air. Just glad we got things settled though and wishing you a wonderful vacation now, too!! :)
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