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Blackberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken from The Food Charlatan
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5 from 4 votes

Blackberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken

This tender chicken is marinated, grilled, and then topped with a delicious Blackberry-Balsamic Glaze. It is easy to throw together and perfect for using up those summer berries! 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Chill Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 22 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 724kcal
Author: Karen


For the marinade:

  • 2 cups blackberries mashed
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • hot sauce a few shakes of your choice brand
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons steak seasoning
  • 6 chicken breasts about 3 pounds total

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup water cold
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup blackberries


  • In a medium bowl, mash the 2 cups blackberries. Add to a large ziplock bag, along with the olive oil, 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, hot sauce, 2 tablespoons white sugar, and steak seasoning. Add the chicken and shake it up so everything gets all mixed together.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or up to 24. Turn every couple hours.
  • Heat grill to medium heat. If your chicken breasts are very thick, use a rolling pin or meat mallet to pound them down a bit. They will cook more evenly that way.
  • Prepare the glaze: in a small saucepan combine COLD water and cornstarch with a whisk. Turn the heat to medium. Add 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, and 1 cup blackberries. Mash the berries. Stir over medium heat until the mixture thickens, about 4 minutes. Set over low heat and stir occasionally to keep warm while you cook the chicken.
  • Grill the chicken for 3-5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2-4 minutes or so. I highly recommend a meat thermometer.
  • Serve the hot chicken with the warm glaze spooned over the top. Goes great with grilled corn and mashed potatoes!


Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 724kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 998mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg