Berry BBQ Chicken

Need a quick, yet tasty dinner to throw together on a busy weeknight? This is a winner! It requires just a few simple ingredients and yields a TON of flavor. I suggest making the homemade Berry BBQ Sauce ahead of time and storing in the fridge. That way all you have to do is serve it with your food! Makes 2-4 servings

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2 large chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1-2 cups pineapple chunks from fresh pineapple (reserve pineapple shell!)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 Tbsp olive oil
Berry BBQ Sauce (makes about 1 cup)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup blueberry jam/preserve (I like this brand)
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp honey (optional)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp chipotle pepper powder

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  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add in chicken, paprika, salt, pepper and chili powder. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Turn chicken over and place pieces of pineapple shell over chicken while it is cooking. This allows the chicken to steam cook and also allows pineapple juice to drip onto chicken.
  • Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove pineapple shell and add in pineapple chunks. Saute for just a couple minutes to get pineapple coated in seasonings.
  • Meanwhile, mix together sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over chicken in skillet or serve on the side.
    • The sauce will keep in the fridge, covered, for a few days.

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