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Crumb-Coated Chicken & Blackberry Salsa

Maple lends a sweet touch to blackberry salsa. The easy recipe is also great paired with fish. —Tammy Thomas, Morrisville, Vermont
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the flour, egg and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Coat chicken with flour, dip in egg, then coat with crumbs.
  • In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Serve with salsa.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 411 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 175mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein.

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  • mom2lauren
    Sep 7, 2016

    I am a Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor. I enjoy testing recipes! I made the blackberry salsa to use up the large quantity of wild blackberries in our back yard. Due to a gluten intolerance in the family, I served it with grilled chicken breasts instead of the crumb coated chicken. It is superb! My husband couldn't get enough of it! Will be making this time and time again.

  • wagner.caryn
    Jul 14, 2012

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  • Hautemom
    Jul 11, 2012

    Delicious! I loved it. I seasoned the chicken with Mrs. Dash citrus seasoning. I seasoned the flour with Mrs Dash table blend and the panko crumbs with Mrs Dash chicken seasoning.

  • golliwog
    Jul 11, 2012

    After using the blackberries l substituted Kiwi Fruit was not as sweet but just as wonderful! The kiwi version was also great with pork Chops

  • jetcarolinet
    Jul 10, 2012

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  • mdsutton1
    Aug 4, 2009

    I have to admit, I was skeptical about using blackberries for the salsa at first. But they tasted wonderful with the balsamic vinegar and the maple syrup. I will definitely make this again.