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Blackberry Chili Chicken

Blackberries are not just for desserts. This savory recipe is perfect for chicken or try it on pork tenderloin.

Source: dinnertonight.tamu.edu

Course: Main Course

Main Ingredient: Chicken

Cook Time: 30 min

Total Time: 30 min

Yield: 4 people

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1 medium shallot or sweet onion, (diced)
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce ((canned) diced)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon mint leaves (minced)
  • 12 oz chicken tenderloins (boneless skinless)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place tenderloins on a baking sheet and sprinkle 2 teaspoons of olive oil, salt and pepper on chicken. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.
  2. While chicken is cooking in the oven, heat a 3 quart saucepan on medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and the diced shallots. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add blackberries, chipotle pepper, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove sauce from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve the sauce over the chicken and top with mint leaves.

Amount Per Serving (4)

  • Calories: 164
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Carbohydrate: 11 g
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 34 mg
  • Sodium: 481 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
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