Raspberry Basil Chicken is a new favorite at our house, a big hit with all three of my boys. Just the other night, Mr. Native Texan suggested that I serve the sauce at every meal, so he can pour it over everything he eats.
I’ll take that as a compliment!
I always get a hankerin’ to make Raspberry Basil Chicken when my own basil is growing like crazy out in the garden. Bonus points if you use homemade jam!
By the way, I often make Raspberry Basil Chicken with blueberry jam. Which technically makes it Blueberry Basil Chicken, but oh well. It’s fantastic either way.
Serve Raspberry Chicken with a bunch of simple, healthy sides such as…
- Roasted Veggies
- Mashed Cauliflower Faux-tatoes
- Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon
- Sauteed Red Peppers
- Sauteed Spinach with Bacon
- Green Beans Almondine with OJ
- Leftover Brown Rice with Pine Nuts, Spinach & Raisins
- Toasted Quinoa with Sauteed Veggies
And the leftovers are highly versatile, so go ahead and make plenty of this delicious chicken.
- 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 6-8 boneless skinless thighs
- ⅓ cup fruit-only raspberry jam (or blueberry jam)
- ¼ cup pineapple juice (or water + liquid stevia to taste)
- 3 TB wheat-free tamari soy sauce or liquid aminos
- 1-2 TB balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp dried basil leaves (or a bunch of chopped fresh basil)
- ¼ tsp unrefined sea salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp dry mustard
- ¼ tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp curry powder
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- Place chicken in greased, shallow baking dish.
- Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour half over chicken, reserving the other half for later.
- Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Bake chicken for 30-45 minutes.
- Heat remaining sauce and serve over chicken.
- Garnish with fresh basil, if you like.
Adapted from Cooking Free.
Kathleen Henderson is the yankee behind the homestead. Follow along as we grow real food and three boys while renovating a 20-acre farm in northern Virginia. Do you love homegrown food, Paleo-ish recipes, and natural living? You’re in good company! Let’s grow together…