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Creamy Blackberry Chicken Recipe – How to Make It

Creamy Blackberry Chicken Recipe is one of those dishes you’ll become known for in your inner circle.  It really is that good.  

If you’re looking for more yummy chicken recipes, make sure you check out my Creamy White Chicken Chili and Skillet Chicken Sausage with Apples.  

Creamy Blackberry Chicken Recipe - How to Make It.  Three chicken breasts on a white plate with creamy blackberry sauce on top.  Fresh thyme sprig on top.

The creamy blackberry thyme sauce is to-die-for.  The ingredients are diced shallots, butter, blackberries, brown sugar, thyme leaves, chicken broth, Dijon mustard, and heavy cream.  

Do you have problems with your mother-in-law?  Invite her over and make this chicken.  On the outs with your boss?  That’s right…it’s time for a gathering at your home.  Problems disappear. 

It’s so darn good; I was even questioning putting it on my blog.  But…what kind of a person would I be keeping all this deliciousness to myself? 

You might want to serve this with mashed potatoes or quinoa because you’re going to want to sop up every bit of that sauce. Better make a side of dinner rolls…just in case.

I will teach you how to make perfectly seared chicken that I learned from Wolfgang Puck in this recipe. Yep, THE Wolfgang.  Now, before you starting thinking I rub shoulders with famous chefs, I will have to confess my secret.  I took one of Wolfgang’s classes on Masterclass.  You can find that class here.  For one fee, you have access to a crazy amount of courses from the very best people at what they do.  I’m pretty much obsessed with it.  

Pan seared chicken breasts on a white plate with salt and pepper.

My sister has grown tired of me sending her perfectly seared chicken photos.  It’s a small price to pay on her part to witness my new skillset, in my humble opinion.  

Interesting Facts About Blackberries

There are approximately 375 different species of blackberries that are found all over the world, according to Justfunfacts.com.

Oregon produces the most blackberries in the United States, according to the Agricultural Resource Center. Around 3 million pounds are sold as fresh berries, and 37 million pounds are processed annually.

When I lived in Washington state, they were literally a weed in my garden. They grew everywhere!

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Creamy blackberry thyme sauce in a white pot.

Blackberry sauce for chicken will have all your taste buds dancing. Here’s a close-up of this heavenly sauce bubbling on the stove.

Here’s how you make Creamy Blackberry Chicken 

Ingredients for Chicken with Blackberry Sauce Recipe

Olive oil 

4 chicken breasts

salt and pepper 

2 tablespoons butter 

1 large shallot, finely chopped 

2 tablespoons brown sugar 

1 cup blackberries 

1/4 cup chicken broth 

1/2 tablespoon chopped thyme

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 

1/2 cup heavy cream 

How to make Creamy Blackberry Chicken

1) Take your chicken breasts and flatten them with a kitchen mallet. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

2) Heat a large skillet on medium-high. When it gets hot, add enough oil to coat the whole pan. Add flattened chicken breasts to the pan. Wait about 10 minutes to allow the chicken to sear on that side. Flip the chicken over and let the other side cook for another 10 minutes. Check to make sure there is no pink in the middle by cutting a slit at the top. If the chicken is cooked through, let it sit for five minutes before serving. You want the juices to stay in the breast.

3) While the chicken is cooking, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the chopped shallots and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring until softened. Stir in brown sugar and thyme.

4) Take half the blackberries and smash them in a bowl. Add to the saucepan cooking a few minutes until sugar dissolves. Add broth and Dijon mustard, stirring until mixed thoroughly. Add the heavy cream and the rest of the whole blackberries to the sauce until heated through.

5) Place chicken breasts on a plate and pour the blackberry sauce over them. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Creamy Blackberry Chicken Recipe on a white plate with a fresh sprig of thyme.
Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Blackberry Chicken Recipe

Creamy Blackberry Chicken Recipe - How to Make It. Three chicken breasts on a white plate topped off with creamy blackberry sauce.

What do you get when you take chicken and add an amazing creamy blackberry thyme sauce? Perfection.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tables chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

    1. Take your chicken breasts and flatten them with something hard. I use a kitchen mallet. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
    2. Heat a large skillet on medium high. When it gets hot, add enough oil to coat the whole pan. Add flattened chicken breasts to the pan. Wait about 10 minutes to allow the chicken to sear on that side. Flip the chicken over and let the other side cook for another 10 minutes. Check to make sure there is no pink in the middle by cutting a slit at the top. If the chicken is cooked through, let it sit for five minutes before serving. You want the juices to stay in the breast.
    3. While the chicken is cooking, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the chopped shallots and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring until softened. Stir in brown sugar and thyme.
    4. Take half the blackberries and smash in a bowl. Add to the saucepan cooking a few minutes until sugar dissolves. Add broth and Dijon mustard, stirring until mixed thoroughly. Add the heavy cream and the rest of the whole blackberries to the sauce until heated through.
    5. Place chicken breasts on a plate and pour sauce over them. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 428Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 151mgSodium 379mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 2gSugar 9gProtein 39g

Tips for making Blackberry Sauce Chicken

  1. You can substitute thyme for tarragon, basil, or sage if you don’t like the taste of thyme.
  2. If you would prefer a thicker blackberry chicken sauce, add more heavy cream to the sauce.
  3. There are thinner cuts of chicken breasts being sold now so you don’t have to flatten them. If you do use those chicken cuts, reduce cooking time for the blackberry chicken.

How long does the Creamy Blackeberry Chicken recipe last in the fridge?

When stored in an airtight container, chicken in blackberry sauce will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze the chicken and blackberry sauce recipe?

I wouldn’t freeze this dish because it contains dairy. When you thaw dairy and reheat it, the texture is gritty and will change the taste of the blackberry chicken sauce.

We’ve reached the end of Creamy Blackberry Chicken Recipe.  I hope you enjoyed it.

Let me know in the comments below if you tried the blackberry chicken recipe and what you thought.  

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jaymie

Sunday 25th of July 2021

OMG this looks soooooo wickedly good....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Heather F

Thursday 22nd of June 2017

What a unique combination of flavors and ingredients! So Inspiring :)

Kelly

Thursday 22nd of June 2017

Hello Heather! I'm glad you're intrigued! It is so yummy - you'll love it. Kelly

April Boyer

Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Yummy! I am seeing more recipes with non-traditional ingredients. This one appeals to me! Thanks

Kelly

Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Hi April! Thanks for commenting. Yes, I invented this recipe because last year I had so many dang blackberries and it became one of my favorite recipes! Kelly

Cassie

Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Oh, my. Oh. My. That looks delicious!! I'll definitely be passing this along to my sister.

Kelly

Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Hello Cassie! It is so yummy, it's almost sinful. Let me know if she likes it! Kelly

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