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Blueberry-Dijon Chicken

Blueberries and chicken may seem like a strange combination, but prepare to be pleasantly surprised. I add a sprinkling of minced fresh basil as the finishing touch. —Susan Marshall, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup blueberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Minced fresh basil or tarragon, optional


  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in butter over medium heat until a thermometer reads 165°, 6-8 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, combine the preserves, vinegar, blueberries and mustard, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Serve with chicken. Sprinkle with basil if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast with 2 tablespoons sauce: 325 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 522mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.

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  • sharon
    Aug 25, 2020

    I've made this three times. First time followed recipe except used golden balsamic and added extra blueberries. My husband loved it. The next time substituted fresh lemon juice for the vinegar, cut back on the mustard, extra blueberries, and the zest of the lemon just before serving. DELICIOUS. I've also made it with pork chops and was delicious too!!!!

  • kimspacc
    May 30, 2020

    Delicious with turkey, as well.

  • TeresaWitt
    Jun 26, 2019

    This was so easy to make and very delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written. The fresh basil added a nice flavor too.

  • grcannoli
    Jan 27, 2019

    Excellent! I used chicken tenders and cooked them up and let sit in the pan for 1/2 hour while I did something else. What it did was to create a lot more juice, which was great! I don't like dijon so didn't have any in the house so I used whole grain mustard. I added twice the blueberries. Yummy.

  • justmbeth
    Jun 9, 2015

    Holy smokes! This was awesome! It is one of the best recipes I have tried in a long time. The fact that it was simple and quick was an added bonus. I couldn't find plain raspberry vinegar at the store so I used the raspberry balsamic that I had on hand. I would do it exactly the same next time around, which I hope is soon.

  • dancingfool
    Sep 9, 2014

    I absolutely loved this recipe, as did my husband!!! I love blueberries any time but to have them at dinner was superb! So easy and delicious!!!

  • sgronholz
    Jul 12, 2014

    We loved this recipe! I substituted blueberry balsamic vinegar for the raspberry vinegar and grilled the chicken instead of pan-frying. I will definitely be making this again!

  • Francisca3032
    Dec 30, 2013

    This recipe is really good, it is different, but good. I had company over when I made it and they said it was like something from a fancy place out to eat. The vinegar was a bit strong though and will be toning it down a bit the next time I make this dish.

  • zippee-0415
    Jul 24, 2013

    We loved it! My husband was skeptical about blueberries with chicken and ended up loving every bite. I made with cheese tortellinis and corn on the cob. We felt like we ate at a five star restaurant.

  • lindachicken__Oklahoma
    Jun 11, 2013

    This my go to recipe for summer ~ frozen blueberrys work wonderful and I find in a pinch this is perfect, try it you will LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!