Blueberry Chicken Surprise gets its name from the fact that nobody expects chicken and blueberries to go together. Guess what, though; they do! And the combination is irresistible!
Blueberry Chicken Surprise
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 tbs. vegetable or olive oil
1/2 cup Texas Blueberry Jalapeno Pepper Jelly (use the habanero version if you like your chicken HOT!)
3 tbs. Dijon mustard
1/3 cup vinegar (any kind you like)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Hot cooked brown rice
What to do:
In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat on each side until lightly brownded. Combine pepper jelly and mustard; spoon over the chicken. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until done.
Remove chicken with a slotted spoon. Add vinegar to skillet, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about three minutes or until sauce is reduced by a third, stirring occasionally. Stir in the blueberries. Pour over the chicken and rice. Eat. Eat some more. Discuss.
I wasn’t sure about this combination at first, but now I’m a believer. It’s FANTASTIC!