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Barbecued Strawberry Chicken

When it’s time to impress family and friends, we serve barbecued chicken garnished with strawberries. It’s easier than anyone would ever guess. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Remove from pan. In same pan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in barbecue sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and honey. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 4-6 minutes. Return chicken to pan. Bake until a thermometer reads 165°, 12-15 minutes. Stir in strawberries.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup sauce: 495 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 829mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein.

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  • wtpangel
    Nov 13, 2020

    Absolutely fabulous! Made this for my brother and he loved it. Full of flavor!

  • tohusername
    Jun 2, 2020


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    Jun 19, 2019


  • cast_iron_king
    Apr 13, 2019

    Excellent recipe! I was cooking for two, so I halved the recipe, and regretted it later, because we both wanted more! I used a sweet barbecue sauce, so I left out the brown sugar, but I would definitely add in the future with a spicier sauce. The chicken was tender and juicy, and the combination of flavors was fantastic!

  • Shirley
    Jul 9, 2017

    Excellent awesome recipe easy to prepare I added fresh steamed green beans & some pasta I give it 100% will definatly make this again my mom & boyfriend give it an A rating

  • Gail
    Jun 30, 2017

    This was very good. Chicken was very moist and tender. A bite of chicken with a strawberry slice was out of this world !!!

  • NHogue738
    Jun 4, 2017

    Very good! Needed to cook longer than the time in the recipe.

  • PrplMonky5
    Jul 27, 2016

    I cut this recipe in half for just my husband and I and we loved it! I had never browned chicken before, but this turned out so well! The chicken came out of the oven very juicy and tender. I didn't have an oven-safe skillet, so I did everything in a normal skillet, then transferred it all to an 8x8 dish (w/ the bottom greased with butter). It took a bit longer than I think it normally would have, but nothing too crazy. The strawberries really brought out the balsamic flavor. I will definitely make this again!

  • dschultz01
    Oct 9, 2015

    Oh, baby! This was good stuff! The sauce was excellent, and the chicken was very tender. I saved the leftover sauce to use on something else. I couldn't bring myself to throw it out!

  • bjsilve0
    Aug 1, 2015