dinner for two featured Mains Uncategorized

Oven Roasted Chicken with Blackberry-Bourbon Sauce

I love using ingredients in unexpected combinations.  I love taking classics and turning them on their side.  Last night’s dinner was no exception.  After going round and round about what to have for dinner, I gave up asking my husband what he wanted. The supermarket had a sale on blackberries, so I decided that we would try something new.

I haven’t actually roasted chicken in a long time, so the plan was to roast some chicken breasts and veggies and then, make a sauce to go along with the chicken.  I’m also looking for a new countertop oven, as they are particularly useful when you’re cooking a roast chicken but already have something else going in your main oven (like another bird if you’re doing a big family meal). They’re also great for people with limited space that still love to cook. I was considering the Breville Smart Oven Air Fry, so I started by looking at this review at newkitchenlife for some inspiration.  For now, I made do with what I’ve got!

With blackberries being so cheap, I took my bourbon cherry jam recipe, modified it slightly, and made a sauce for the chicken.

The end result…DELICIOUS! To be honest, even after I finished my chicken, I ran my finger though the sauce and licked them clean!

Oven Roasted Chicken with Blackberry-Bourbon Sauce


  • 2 split chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 2 pints of fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 c. bourbon
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch


  1. Wash & dry chicken breasts.  Sprinkle each side with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Heat oil in a large skillet.  When oil is hot, sear chicken breasts skin side down until golden brown and crisp...approximately 3-5 minutes.  Turn chicken breasts and brown the bone side for an additional 2-4 minutes.  Remove breasts and place on a foil lined cookie sheet.  I also add chopped vegetables (potatoes, squash, mushrooms, and onions) to roast.  Bake/roast at 425 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is done and juices run clear.
  2. While chicken roasts, crush blackberries into a small sauce pan. Add bourbon, brown sugar, and cornstarch.  Stir with a whisk over medium heat or until mixture begins to bubble.  Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds. Pour blackberry-bourbon mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
  3. When chicken is done, serve blackberry-bourbon under and drizzled over each breast.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Be the first to know when Gourmet Everyday posts new recipes.

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Gourmet Everyday will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.
%d bloggers like this: