This chicken has a unique blueberry chipotle sauce that is the perfect blend of spicy and sweet.

Chicken with Blueberry Chipotle Sauce | RachelCooks.com

This post is sponsored by Just BARE Chicken®. All opinions are my own.

I’m super excited to introduce you all to Just BARE Chicken®. My family eats a ton of chicken and it is definitely one of my favorite proteins to work with. It’s so versatile and I love that you can create just about anything with it by adding different flavors. Including this great blueberry chipotle sauce.

Just BARE Chicken® in particular has a ton of great things going for them.

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Their mission states that their chicken will have no added hormones, no antibiotics, will be vegetable and grain fed, be humane certified, and my favorite thing? Traceable to the family farm where it was raised. They even include “traceability codes” on each of their packages of chicken. You can head on over to their website and enter that code to find out the location of the farm where your chicken came from. Not only that, but you can also meet some of the farmers — Bill and Lynn obviously love farming but also love riding dirt bikes. Kevin and Karen have four kids and somehow still find the time to farm? I’m impressed. My chicken for this recipe came from Rodney in Morrison County, MN (he’s been raising chickens since 1991) and Gerald and Connie in Benton County, MN who have been raising chickens since 1981! How fun is that feature?!

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I’ll be telling you more about Just BARE Chicken® throughout the remainder of the year, but their focus on keeping things “Simply Delicious” is a perfect fit for my family and the way I cook. I love that I know exactly what I’m feeding my family when we eat Just BARE Chicken®. No additives, not even salt. Many frozen chicken products can contain up to 330 milligrams of sodium per serving! By the time you would add salt and whatever other ingredients your recipe contains, you’ll probably be off the charts for sodium. Just BARE contains only 75 milligrams of sodium per serving.

I love their website too. I know that might sound silly, but it’s clear, easy to navigate…and contains lots of great recipes. Which is obviously the best part! Last year they ran a competition where people created 5 ingredient recipes using Just BARE Chicken®. Five ingredient recipes go hand-in-hand with the idea of “simply delicious” and are perfect for the way I cook. They compiled these recipes into a digital cookbook that you can view on their website. You can also print recipes from the cookbook if you’re the type that needs to follow a recipe on paper (I’m raising my hand). The winning recipe last year was Marsala Chicken with Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Burst Tomatoes. Others that caught my eye were Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Strawberries & Goat Cheese (goat cheese is growing on me), Smoked Paprika Grilled Chicken Thighs with Feta Asparagus (love smoked paprika), and Toasted Cumin Chicken in Pico White Bean Stew (cumin is my favorite).

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After browsing through all the recipes, I decided to make Chicken Thighs with Blueberry Chipotle Sauce–except I used chicken breasts because it is what I had on hand (image above from Just BARE’s website). This recipe is a perfect use for all the terrific summertime berries. Plus, as you all know, my daughter is obsessed with “blue blues.” OBSESSED. And she likes things with spice so she loved this chicken as much as we did. I love the combination of honey and chipotle and the blueberries and cilantro gave it the freshness it needed.

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The chicken with blueberry chipotle sauce recipe was unbelievably simple (helllo five ingredients) and came together in less than 30 minutes. If you’re not a fan of dark meat, you could easily substitute Just BARE chicken breasts in this recipe like I did. There is a ton of saucy goodness from the blueberries, honey and chipotles in adobo so it isn’t dry at all as chicken breasts sometimes can be.

Chicken with Blueberry Chipotle Sauce

This chicken has a unique blueberry chipotle sauce that is the perfect blend of spicy and sweet.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 to 8 (20 ounces) Just BARE® Hand-Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro + leaves for garnish, if desired

Directions:

  1. Mash blueberries with a fork in a medium bowl; stir in honey and chiles. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper; sauté about 4 minutes or until golden brown. Add blueberry mixture to skillet; reduce heat to low and partially cover. Simmer about 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center and sauce is thick. Stir in 2 tablespoons cilantro.
  3. Serve chicken with sauce, garnished with cilantro leaves.

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