Blackberry Chicken

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Serves: 6

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp plus 1/2 cup fresh blackberries, divided

½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided

¼ cup Flying Olive Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar

1 tsp Flying Olive Gremolata, Lemon, Lime, a mild-medium Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or a Combination of Choice, plus a little more for greasing the pan

2 garlic cloves, minced

3/4 tsp paprika, divided

1/4 tsp ground cumin

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)

4-1/2 tsp minced fresh thyme OR 2 rounded tsp of dried thyme leaves

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

2 tsp cornstarch

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, mash 2 Tbsp of the blackberries. Add 1/4 cup broth, Flying Olive Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil(s) of Choice, garlic, 1/4 tsp paprika and cumin.

Place the chicken in an 11x7-in. baking dish brushed with your choice of EVOO. Pour the broth mixture over the top. Sprinkle with thyme, salt, pepper, and remaining paprika.

Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads 165°, basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove chicken to a plate or platter and keep warm.

Skim the fat from the pan drippings. In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch and the remaining broth until smooth. Gradually stir the combination into the drippings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Top the chicken with the sauce. Top with the remaining blackberries.

Inspired by recipe on www.Taste of Home.com

Submitted by Barb L.