Open Accessibility Menu

Brain Food: Grilled Chicken with Blackberry Sweet and Sour Sauce

As summer (sadly) draws to a close, we wanted to make sure to take advantage of one of its best super foods: blackberries. This recipe features antioxidant-rich blackberries in a non-dessert, low-sugar meal that is sure to beat takeout!

Grilled Chicken with Blackberry Sweet and Sour Sauce

Photo and Recipe courtesy of the Steamy Kitchen


4 chicken breasts
1 tablespoon cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup blackberry jam
2 tablespoons cognac
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
6 ounces fresh blackberries
1 teaspoon fresh mint, minced


Preheat grill to high heat. Brush each side of chicken breasts with the cooking oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill 3 minutes on each side, then turn the heat to medium-low and cover to cook for an additional 5 minutes or until cooked through.

In a saucepan or skillet over medium high heat, add all ingredients and stir to combine. Smash half of the berries with a fork to release the juices. Let the mixture cook down for approximately 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over grilled chicken and serve immediately.