whatscookinwednesdayBlueberry 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!

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