Chicken breasts spiced with balsamic vinegar, and sweetened with blackberries. Add fresh blackberries for a garnish.

Paula DiBacco
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken breasts until golden brown on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. While the chicken breasts are cooking, whisk together the chicken broth, thyme, blackberry spread, and balsamic vinegar.

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  • Once the chicken breasts have browned on both sides, pour in the blackberry sauce, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes. Turn the chicken breasts over halfway through cooking. Serve with the reduced blackberry sauce. For a thicker sauce, mix cornstarch with about 2 teaspoons of water, and stir into simmering sauce; let cook until thickened, about 1 minute.

Cook's Note

You can also freeze. Keep chicken separate from mixture. Combine mixture in a zip lock bag and freeze. Then when ready, defrost and follow directions above.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; 7.5 g total fat; 97 mg cholesterol; 110 mg sodium. 1.1 g carbohydrates; 35.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2011
This chicken was fantastic the only change I made was to season the chicken breasts with garlic and salt & pepper prior to browning. The sauce was a perfect blend of flavors the balsamic did not overpower the balckberry as I thought it might. I can't wait to make this one again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/29/2011
1 star for flavor there just wasn't enough for me. I tasted much more thyme than berry and the sauce was very bland. However i did use a no-sugar fruit spread and that could have played a big part. If you're planning on trying this recipe be sure not to make that mistake. I had leftover chicken but invented my own sauce the next day and was much more pleased......here's what i came up with: 1 TB balsamic vinegar 2 TB ketchup 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup no-sugar berry spread 1 1/2 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder salt and pepper to taste 1/4 water 1/2 TB cornstarch. As you can see this is really not true at all to the original recipe. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2011
This chicken was fantastic the only change I made was to season the chicken breasts with garlic and salt & pepper prior to browning. The sauce was a perfect blend of flavors the balsamic did not overpower the balckberry as I thought it might. I can't wait to make this one again. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2011
This chicken was fantastic the only change I made was to season the chicken breasts with garlic and salt & pepper prior to browning. The sauce was a perfect blend of flavors the balsamic did not overpower the balckberry as I thought it might. I can't wait to make this one again. Read More
(16)
Rating: 1 stars
05/29/2011
1 star for flavor there just wasn't enough for me. I tasted much more thyme than berry and the sauce was very bland. However i did use a no-sugar fruit spread and that could have played a big part. If you're planning on trying this recipe be sure not to make that mistake. I had leftover chicken but invented my own sauce the next day and was much more pleased......here's what i came up with: 1 TB balsamic vinegar 2 TB ketchup 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup no-sugar berry spread 1 1/2 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder salt and pepper to taste 1/4 water 1/2 TB cornstarch. As you can see this is really not true at all to the original recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2011
Followed exact recipe. It was ok but I probably won't make it again. The blackberry fruit spread was the dominate flavor and I'm not sure I like that flavor paired with thyme. On a plus side it was very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2012
Very easy and quick. I loved the subtle sweet herb flavor. The chicken breast was very tender and cooked just right. The sauce (more of a glaze actually) added a nice depth and looked great drizzled on the chicken. I used 1 tsp of dried lemon thyme in place of fresh but followed everything else exactly. I didn't need the cornstarch as I thought the sauce reduced quite nicely. A wonderful blend of flavors which went very well with a nice salad and herbed potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2011
I am a beginner cook and found this recipe extremely easy and delicious. I served the chicken on top of rice with the sauce poured over it. My entire family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2011
Very good and a perfect weeknight option - it wasn't as complex as I would have liked but that was more than compensated for by how fast and easy it was to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2011
This was a great new dish! I was looking for a new chicken recipe and found this. I scaled back on the thyme a tad and ended up making more of the blackberry sauce and let it thicken a bit longer after cooking the chicken. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2012
With some minor changes (that's just me) I LOVED IT! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2018
I had a surplus of seedless blackberry jam in the freezer and using that this turned out great! Read More