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Published on February 09, 2021

berry balsamic chicken

Recipe: Berry Balsamic Chicken

Try this heart-healthy, colorful and festive chicken dish from Avera Heart Hospital dietitian Lauren Cornay.

Berry Balsamic Chicken

Makes four 4-ounce servings, each with 2 tablespoons sauce


  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup red onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté 5 minutes.
  2. Season chicken with thyme and salt and pepper and then add to skillet. Cook 6 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  3. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and then add preserves, vinegar and black pepper. Stir constantly until preserves melt.
  5. Spoon raspberry glaze over chicken and serve.

Nutrition per serving: 198 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 26 grams protein, 16 grams carbohydrates.

If you’d like to learn more about healthy diet choices, contact the Avera Heart Hospital Dietitian Team.

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