Grilled Chicken Breasts with Blueberry-Dijon Sauce

Fast.

Easy.

DELICIOUS!!!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter*
  • 1/2 cup blueberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Minced fresh basil or tarragon, optional   ****I used fresh basil…I wouldn\’t leave it out!!

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Grill for 7 minutes per side or in a large skillet, cook chicken in butter* over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  • In sauce pan or the same skillet, combine the preserves, vinegar, blueberries and mustard, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Serve with chicken. Sprinkle with basil if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Blueberry-Dijon Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p54

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Blueberry-Dijon Sauce

Fast.

Easy.

DELICIOUS!!!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter*
  • 1/2 cup blueberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Minced fresh basil or tarragon, optional   ****I used fresh basil…I wouldn’t leave it out!!

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Grill for 7 minutes per side or in a large skillet, cook chicken in butter* over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  • In sauce pan or the same skillet, combine the preserves, vinegar, blueberries and mustard, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Serve with chicken. Sprinkle with basil if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Blueberry-Dijon Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p54

Bruce\’s Garden Fresh Grilled Eggplant Parmigiana

Thank You God for this morning\’s bounty of eggplant from my garden.

Tonight I will be making Bruce\’s Garden-Fresh Grilled Eggplant Parmigiana which I plan to serve with a small pasta pesto salad and a green salad.

Ingredients*

3 peeled eggplants, cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and cut into thin slices
1 red pepper, seeded and cut into thin slices
1 Vidalia onion, sliced
1/4 cup red wine
2-3 cups mozzarella cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese
A handful of basil
1 tomato
Salt, Pepper, Olive oil

Directions

Saute jalapeno peppers, red pepper and Vidalia onion in oil till soft. Add wine and reduce.

Salt and pepper eggplant slices, brush with olive oil and grill (about 3-5 minutes per side):

Top with a bit of the pepper & onion mix:

Then top with a bit of mozzarella:

Add another layer of eggplant:

Top with a bit of pepper & onion mix and some fresh basil:

Add a third layer of eggplant:

Top with remaining pepper & onion mix:

And then add sliced tomato:

Add the mozzarella and Parmesan:

Cook (in the aluminum pan) on covered grill for 5–10 minutes and serve:

YUM!!!

*The eggplants, peppers, tomato and basil all fresh from my garden.