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Raspberry chicken on a square plate

Raspberry Chicken

Raspberry chicken on a square plate

Raspberry Chicken

This Raspberry Chicken recipe goes WAY back to my newlywed days. I wasn’t much of a cook…but I loved recipes and chatting about food with my girlfriends. My mom had the Silver Palate Cookbook…and soon it was my go-to bible when we had dinner guests. One of my girlfriends raved about this recipe…and I never got around to making it until today (more than two decades later!). Bill raved about the results…and it was certainly an elegant weeknight meal.

Easy, Elegant Chicken Recipe

Chicken with a slosh of raspberry balsamic vinegar and cream made for a quick yet sophisticated sauce. I cut the vinegar in half and felt it was perfect amount of acidity. The recipe suggested adding couple handfuls of fresh berries to the sauce before serving…which I’d definitely do for company, but I was afraid I’d see a pile of them off to the side of both hubby and youngest’s plates. I had desserts planned for those  juicy berries, so I just used a few as a garnish. Nice, no?

I’m delighted to be sharing this post for Weekday Supper today. Please check out all the other outstanding ideas for  quick dinners featured this week:

Monday – Pescetarian Journal – Borlotti Bean Salad with Shaved Pecorino & Pistachios
Tuesday – The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen – Salmon BLT
Wednesday – That Skinny Chick Can Bake – Raspberry Chicken
Thursday – Cravings Of A Lunatic – Lightened Up Enchiladas
Friday – Sue’s Nutrition Buzz – Santa Fe Roasted Veggies Over Quinoa


Raspberry Chicken

Raspberry Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 servimgs


Adapted from The Silver Palate Cookbook

  • 4 boneless (skinless chicken breasts)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh raspberries (to garnish, optional)


  1. With meat mallet, gently pound each chicken breast to even out thickness (I do this in a ziploc bag). Set aside.
  2. Heat butter in a large skillet, then add chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and turn up heat to brown each side. Remove from pan.
  3. Add onions to skillet and reduce heat. Cook till onions are tender. Add the vinegar and reduce till vinegar is syrupy. Add chicken stock, cream and crushed tomatoes. Simmer a minute or two, then return chicken to pan. Simmer and baste till chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove from pan to serve with sauce. Garnish with berries if desired (may also gently warm a few berries in the sauce).
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39 comments on “Raspberry Chicken”

  1. This recipe made me start using raspberry vinegar. There are some recipes that go out of style, but Silver Palate’s? I still use them all the time! Thanks.

  2. There are some good recipes in that cookbook – it was definitely the best book those two authors wrote together. I have it, and have seen this recipe, but haven’t made it. Sounds like my loss. But thanks for alerting me to how good this is – I’ll definitely give it a try!

  3. Oh my goodness, my mom had (maybe still has!) that cookbook. What a delicious chicken recipe!

  4. Oh Liz, this looks amazing! I have some raspberry vinaigrette and was looking for a chicken dish to make. This is perfect! Thanks you saved me on deciding what to make for dinner!!

  5. raspberry? and chicken? sounds like a delicious combo! must try!

  6. I remember my early married days of trying to do dinner parties. There was a lot of experimentation going on! Love the look of your raspberry chicken. I was able to buy two punnets of raspberries for $8.00 yesterday which is a very good price seeing this is not their season. So nice to see fresh raspberries in winter xx

  7. Chicken – when my husband is eating meat – is a go-to protein for him…I think your recipe is the one I’ve been looking for which will bring forth that treasured “tasty” comment =)

    P.s. You probably don’t care because you (deservedly) have lots of readers…But since I upgraded my MAC to Mountain Lion I’ve got jump through hoops to get RSS feeds. And BlogLovin’ does not always deliver as you publish. Hence, the delay in some of my comments =)

  8. –anything w/ Raspberry is “BETTER!” Xx

  9. Love raspberry balsamic…the chicken look tender and delicious, Liz.

  10. The chicken looks succulent and very delish! Yummmmm!!!

  11. I love the combination ingredients in this chicken dish,sound very tasty and the chicken looks perfectly cooked !

  12. This sounds quite tasty. Brian, my vinegar monster, would love this!

  13. Nice, yes 🙂 This would be very happy on a plate at my table.

  14. There’s that fleur de lys again….love it 🙂 But in all seriousness, this recipe looks simple and perfectly delicious. I need to get my hands on some raspberry balsamic!

  15. I love the raspberry with the chicken! I would have never thought to put them together. My hubby would love this as he is a huge fan of raspberries 🙂

  16. Fruit with chicken? Of course! I love sweet and savory flavors together. 🙂 Have a great weekend, Lizzy.

  17. I have never worked with raspberries in a savory dish… sounds like a fun way to add sweet and tangy flavors. I can’t never imagine you as not being a dynamo in the kitchen. 🙂

  18. this is so nice, light and elegant. I’ll have to try this soon.

  19. This looks delicious! I love the sound of that raspberry balsamic vinegar with the chicken. Such an elegant dish and great for a weeknight!

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