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Blackberry Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

My family loves this chicken dish in summer and winter. We all go blackberry picking together, and I freeze some of the berries left over from our jams and pies so we can enjoy this chicken all year long. —Laura Van Ness, Clearlake Oaks, California
Blackberry Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup fresh blackberries, divided
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mash 2 tablespoons berries. Add 1/4 cup broth, brown sugar, vinegar, oil, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon paprika and cumin.
  2. Place chicken in an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; pour broth mixture over the top. Sprinkle with thyme, salt, pepper and remaining paprika.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  4. Skim fat from pan drippings. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth. Gradually stir in drippings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken; sprinkle with remaining blackberries.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 192 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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