Cherry BBQ Glazed Chicken

June 24, 2022 By: Comments
Tagged: Fruit Fruit. Dinner Dinner. BBQ BBQ. Cherry Cherry. Grilled Grilled. Affordable Affordable. Chicken Chicken. Holidays & Entertaining Holidays & Entertaining.
10 Minutes
40 Minutes
If you like sweet-tart cherries in pies and cakes, then you’ll love them in a savory dish! This juicy stone fruit lends an unexpected flavor pop to barbecue sauce and makes for a uniquely delicious grilled chicken dish. The sauce is also a great way to enjoy grilled pork chops, ribs and more with restaurant-quality flavor from the comfort (and budget) of home!


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  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add the cherries, ketchup, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Preheat the grill to high heat (450°F).
  3. Brush the chicken with the olive oil and season with the remaining salt and pepper.
  4. Grill the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side. Baste the chicken breasts with the cherry barbecue sauce and cook an additional 1-2 minutes per side or until cooked through to an internal temperature of 165°F.
  5. Garnish with the chopped chives.

Recipe Tip: Adding the barbecue sauce at the end will help to prevent the sugars in the sauce from burning."