Grilled Chicken with Blackberry Sauce

Prep: 25 mins

Total Time: 12 mins

One thing we have a lot of on Vancouver Island is blackberries! You can also use frozen blackberries.


6 Island Farmhouse chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Juice of one lemon
Salt and Pepper
1 1/2 cups blackberries
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 to 4 tablespoons blackberry jam, seedless
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
whole blackberries for garnish


Press blackberries through sieve to remove seeds and place in small bowl. Heat butter in a small sauté pan or saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onions finely chopped onions and cook until tender.

Add the red wine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer until reduced by about 1/2. Combine the blackberry pulp, jam or preserves, pepper, and salt; add to the wine mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Makes about 1 cup.

Preheat BBQ. Toss chicken, oil, lemon and salt and pepper in a bowl. Grill chicken until cooked through and arrange on a serving platter, spoon on blackberry sauce and garnish with whole blackberries.