Blackberry Balsamic Chicken

Servings 4 Serves


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons minced rosemary divided
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 6-oz. boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or use olive oil
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add shallot and 1 teaspoon rosemary. Season chicken with salt, pepper and cumin then add to the skillet.
  • Reduce skillet heat to medium-low and cook chicken for 6 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, melt the ghee (or heat olive oil) in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add blackberries and, using a spatula, press down on the berries to extract their juice.
  • Add balsamic vinegar, red wine and remaining rosemary. Reduce heat to medium and whisk for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer sauce until reduced. Serve sauce over chicken.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans and baked sweet potatoes (“bake” in slow cooker to keep the kitchen cool).
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