Raspberry Dijon Grilled Chicken

July  1, 2011
Author Notes

I love savory sweet combinations, much to the chagrin of my soon to be brother in law. I immediately thought about the classic french Canard aux framboises dish (duck with raspberries). I wanted to do savory chicken thighs, grilled crispy with a balance sweet and savory background. Dijon, tarragon, and honey fill out the raspberries in this recipe. —meganvt01

  • Serves 4
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 1/2 pint raspberries, washed
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
In This Recipe
  1. Reserve 1/4 cup of raspberries from the pint. Blend the remaining raspberries, dijon, whole grain, garlic, honey, tarragon, and balsamic in a blender until smooth. Separate the sauce into two separate bowls.
  2. Place chicken thighs in a shallow dish. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Take 1/2 of the sauce and add the olive oil, mixing well. Pour the marinade over the chicken and let marinate in the refrigerator for 2 - 3 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium . Grill the chicken thighs until cooked through 20 - 30 minutes depending on the size of your chicken thighs. Turn the thighs frequently enough to prevent excessive burning of the honey in the marinade.
  4. While the chicken is grilling, place the remaining 1/2 of the sauce and chicken broth in a small saucepan. Over medium heat, cook the sauce until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. Off the heat, add the remaining raspberries (chopped).
  5. Serve the chicken with the thickened sauce over top.

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Recipe by: meganvt01

After spending years in school while working full time, I'm happy to finally have my evenings pursuing my other passion, cooking! I have a 4 year old boy and a husband that are both adventurous eaters and supportive tasters. I spend a good bit of my vacation travel preparation researching local and regional foods and my friends all make fun of my food obsession. I've always been pretty confident with my techniques cooking from recipes but I am enjoying Food52's challenge of putting those techniques to work for my own versions of my favorite foods. I love to learn and the group of people that contribute to this site are a great resource. As an Annapolis native, I love to cook with our local produce and seafood whenever possible. I try to support our community of fisherman, farmers, other food producers and chefs as much as possible.