Radical Raspberry Chicken w/ New Potatoes and Slaw

by zesty on August 19, 2009 · 14 comments

Zesty is back in the kitchen

I am still technically on vacation and loving it.  I woke up this morning and had no rush to go anywhere.  I welcomed the opportunity to try some Almond Butter from the gift bag received from the summit.  I really like it!

After breakfast I drove out to the house site to see how the guys were doing.  The plumbers were installing the drains for the garage floor and the septic crew was there staking out the site for the septic system.  All the while the construction crew were working on the second floor getting ready to put up the walls.  Things are coming along great.  Check out some updated pictures below.

Back to the basics with a simple chicken breast and some summer fresh raspberries.


I love cooking savory dishes and adding fruit.  I find it adds a very blended flavor and makes a great sauce.  I have grown to know that it is all about the SAUCE!  This dish consists of grilled chicken topped with a simple raspberry reduction and fresh potatoes.


  • Chicken Breasts ( Bone-In)
  • 1 Cup of Raspberries
  • 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh basil
  • Splash of Water


  1. Grill the chicken on the barbecue until done.
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  3. For the sauce, warm a saucepan and add the brown sugar and butter and begin to melt.  Once combined add the raspberries and cook over low heat.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar, splash of water and basil; let reduce and simmer for 4 minutes
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  6. Finish off with some fresh raspberries and spoon over grilled chicken.
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  8. ENJOY!!

Zesty Tip: If you find the sauce not thickening to your liking – you can add a little cornstarch and water and bring to a boil again.  Make sure you mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of water separately to avoid lumps in your sauce.

House Update

As I mentioned earlier, the builder made great progress while we were away.  I thought I would share with you a few pictures of my visit yesterday.  I hope you enjoy them.









Have a great Tuesday and I will see you all tomorrow.

Take care


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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gina

First, awesome recipe! Second, I can’t believe the house has come so far! It looks so great, and I can’t wait to see the finished product!


2 Lizzy

The house is looking awesome! and that chicken recipe sounds delish!


3 VeggieGirl

Loving the house progress!!


4 Meg

It must be raspberry day! I have raspberry in my post too!

Yeah for house progress….looking great!


5 Pam

Nice your house is coming along so good Zesty!

I love days like that…you wake up when you want and do what you want…lol!!

Dish looks SO good!


6 Nina

yay zesty!! If I were a meat-eater, I’d die right now, I love grilled things and I love fruit (raspberries are my fave!). Maybe I can try that with tofu…

And yay for your house!!


7 brandi

the house is looking great, Zesty! Thanks for posting the progress.

this chicken dish looks awesome. I love fruity dishes like this in the summer.


8 Abby

Isn’t it amazing what they can get done and built in such a short amount of time? I have a problem fitting all my Tupperware containers in one drawer, stacked just right so the dang thing will shut, and they’re constructing a freaking house!

And isn’t almond butter amazing? (Wonder if the builders know that, huh? To each their own…)


9 Kristen @ Simply Savor

Yum, i’ve never tried a fruit and chicken recipe before so i’ll definitely be giving this a try. Thanks Zesty :)

House looks great!


10 Sarah R

It’s really starting to look like a house! How exciting!


11 Beth @ CrossBorderCravings

I’m loving the look of that raspberry sauce – nice idea!!


12 Sarah

Awesome progress on your house! When are you anticipating it being finished? We’re also in the process of building… it certainly does make a difference when you visit and can see the progress that the builder has made!!!


13 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)

The house is looking good!

The chicken dish looks great! The raspberry sauce/reduction looks so flavorful!


14 Amanda

Oh I agree it’s all about the sauce, it totally makes the dish! Your house is coming along nicely. I remember when we built our first house, it was so fun going out and seeing all the stages. I still have pics of my two little ones (that was before #3 and #4 were born) standing inside the framed breakfast nook. They were 2 and 4 at the time. Now they are 15 and 17!


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