Don’t shy away yet! Yes, Blueberry Chicken! My 9 year old said it best, ” The sweetness of the Blueberry with the tenderness of chicken. Delicious!” Ok, so she is my dramatic child. Do you think she has a career as a food critic??!
Since the Chicken Breasts were on sale last week and they were such an amazing deal I knew that the meal deal this week would use chicken. I wanted to give you guys something unique. Something that you couldn’t just pull out of any ole’ cookbook. Blueberries are coming into season here in Florida and I just couldn’t resist paring the two. I am so glad I did!
The sweetness of the blueberries goes with the chicken so well. I served it over rice with a side salad. I wish I had some asparagus. I am not much of an asparagus eater, but it would be perfect with this meal. Plus, it is super easy! It took about 5 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook. That’s it. I tossed the rice into my new handy dandy rice cooker, and dinner was ready!
Think of the healthfulness of this meal. It has lean protein, and the antioxidants from the blueberries. You will be a walking picture of health! I think that it would be amazing sliced served over some baby spinach, with a balsamic dressing. YUM! Light yet delicious.
So, grab some blueberries this week, fresh or frozen, and try this unique meal! You won’t regret it!
- 16 oz frozen Blueberries or 2 cups fresh
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 dash of nutmeg
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small saucepan, heat blueberries over medium heat. Stir in sugar.
Continue to stir while mixture heats. The blueberries will pop releasing juice. Allow Blueberry sauce to heat to boiling. Let boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat. Stir in vinegar and nutmeg.
Place Chicken breasts in baking dish and pour sauce over chicken.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350.
Serve with rice or couscous. Might even be great on a bed of baby spinach!
Ok the meal deal this week isn’t the way it usually is.
The chicken was on sale last week at Publix for $1.99/lb. The blueberries are coming into season so I know you can buy them reasonably, or purchase frozen. This meal is about using what you have on hand and seasonal ingredients. Sometimes that is the best way to get the biggest bang for your buck.
Shop sales, shop local, and shop in season. If you do those things you will save a ton of money, and you will eat healthful too!
This meal cost me pennies to make because I had every ingredient on hand and had purchased them on sale.