Raspberry Chicken #WeekdaySupper

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. 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

Sunday Supper Movement

Raspberry Chicken

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).

Yield: 4 servings

    Total time: 30 minutes

      Comments

      1. Raspberry balsamic vinegar sounds fantastic here. I’m always looking for new chicken recipes and this sounds perfect. Looks great Liz!

      2. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

        Just when I think I could’t possibly add one more vinegar to the cabinet… Sounds like I need raspberry balsamic! No doubt this is a very tasty dinner:@)

      3. Wouldn’t you know raspberry balsamic vinegar is one I don’t have in my pantry… yet. I will remedy that situation soon so I can make this great chicken dish.

      4. Isn’t it funny about forgotten recipes. It is like running into an old friend when you come upon them (read remember them). LOL. Looks fantastic.

      5. I want to get my hands on that raspberry balsamic vinegar 😀 It looks delicious , Lizzy !

      6. How great! I love mixing fruits and meats together. Such a nice combination you have here!

      7. I am a fan of fruits with protein but I have to say I think this combo is a first, one I am very willing to try!

      8. Miss Messy says:

        What a lovely combination! It sounds delicious! 🙂

      9. What a lovely chicken dish!! So elegant yet uncomplicated, love it!

      10. So simple, but so elegant – that’s what I like. I’ve never had chicken with raspberries and it’s time to change it, definitely!

      11. What a great recipe!! Bet you have made it a bunch of times through the years… The berry and vinegar sauce sounds like a wonderful pairing to the chicken.

      12. This looks so delicious, Liz! I’ve never thought to use raspberries in a savory dish, so thanks for opening my eyes!

      13. Wow, this chicken dish looks great Liz! I can only imagine how amazing the raspberry balsamic vinegar enhances all the other flavors, need to try this recipe for sure. Pinning! Love how pretty the raspberries garnishes look too 🙂

      14. Amy Tong says:

        What a beautiful dish. Too bad my hubby is not a big fan of berries (I know!). So I usually use berries in desserts only. But seems like there’s not much berries used if I don’t add the handful of berries on the sauce like you suggested. Guess I’ll try this recipe and see what he thinks. heheh…

      15. What a nice healthy plate which looks so good. I might need two plates of those Liz.

      16. This look fantasic Lizzy, beauty pictures!!

      17. what a clever combination. I love raspberries but hardly use them much in cooking other than baking. this is a great idea

      18. I don’t know why chicken tastes so great with berries, but it does. Great post!

      19. Diana @EatMoveShine says:

        What a fun post… such great memories! And fantastic recipe. I love the addition to the berries to the creamy sauce!

      20. Simple and classy my friend, love the raspberry combo, must be refreshing 😀

        Cheers
        CCU

      21. 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.

      22. 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!

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

      24. 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!!

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

      26. Hotly Spiced says:

        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

      27. 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 =)

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

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

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

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

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

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

      34. 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!

      35. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says:

        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 🙂

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

      37. 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. 🙂

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

      39. 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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