Saturday, June 25, 2011

Savory Wild Blueberry Chicken Breasts

This time I found a recipe that is actually called a "savory" blueberry recipe! It sounds wonderful to me.  I don't have wild blueberries but I am going to try it with my regular blueberries.  I wonder what the difference is between "wild" blueberries and regular blueberries.  I am thinking that the wild ones would probably be smaller and maybe the taste would be more intense?  Either way, this recipe sounds great.  It comes from the website.  I also included a recipe for cajun spices in case you are like me and don't have a clue what cajun spices are.  I am a New York City/East Coast gal all the way so I am clueless as far as anything cajun.  

Savory Wild Blueberry Chicken Breasts
Servings:  4
Prep. Time: 10 mins.
Total Time: 30 mins.

½ teaspoon Cajun spices
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/3 cup red wine
2 cups wild blueberries
1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
¼ teaspoon salt (optional)


1.        Dust chicken breasts with Cajun spices.
2.       Sauté in olive oil until brown and almost cooked through 7 to 10 minutes.
3.       (If thick, cover for 3 or 4 minutes more.)  Remove chicken breasts from pan and keep warm.
4.       In same pan, sauté garlic and onion until transparent, scraping remaining bits of chicken from bottom of pan.
5.       Add red wine and cook down until most of the liquid is evaporated.
6.       Add Wild Blueberries, lemon rind and salt.
7.       Simmer for 5 minutes.
8.       (If blueberries are frozen, until berries are heated through.)  Add salt and pepper to taste.
9.       Let sit for 5 minutes, heat off, for flavors to blend.
10.   Spoon over chicken breasts and serve.

Cajun Spices Recipe

2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Stir together salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes until evenly blended. Store in an airtight container.