Roasted Strawberry Chicken

Roasted Strawberry Chicken | An easy, no-marinade chicken that’s perfect for weeknights! This recipe uses strawberry jam for a sweet strawberry flavor. Chicken breasts bake in a strawberry-balsamic sauce that glazes onto the chicken as it cooks.

We were in the throws of packing up our apartment when I got the sudden and insatiable urge to know what would happen if chicken were to be baked in strawberry jam.

Perfect, I thought, I’ll get rid of a partially-used jar of strawberry preserves AND make a delicious dinner. I am the best packer there ever was.

Except we had zero strawberry jam in our fridge.

So off I went to the store to get myself some jam, thwarting my packing plans but making my dinner dreams come true.

The chicken that resulted was so unspeakably good – dare I say life-changing – that we used the remainder of the jar within the week.

And then I debated whether I needed to get another jar to get us through the next 5 days.

This roasted strawberry chicken is a weeknight winner because there is zero marinading – just mix jam and balsamic, pour over the chicken, and bake!

The jam forms a sort of glaze on the chicken with a slightly sweet, roasted strawberry flavor and a little bit of bite from the balsamic. High flavor payoff for low effort investment. My favorite!

Roasted Strawberry Chicken | An easy, no-marinade chicken that’s perfect for weeknights! This recipe uses strawberry jam for a sweet strawberry flavor. Chicken breasts bake in a strawberry-balsamic sauce that glazes onto the chicken as it cooks.
Roasted Strawberry Chicken | An easy, no-marinade chicken that’s perfect for weeknights! This recipe uses strawberry jam for a sweet strawberry flavor. Chicken breasts bake in a strawberry-balsamic sauce that glazes onto the chicken as it cooks.
Roasted Strawberry Chicken | An easy, no-marinade chicken that’s perfect for weeknights! This recipe uses strawberry jam for a sweet strawberry flavor. Chicken breasts bake in a strawberry-balsamic sauce that glazes onto the chicken as it cooks.

Roasted Strawberry Chicken

An easy, no-marinade chicken that’s perfect for weeknights! This recipe uses strawberry jam for a sweet strawberry flavor. Chicken breasts bake in a strawberry-balsamic sauce that glazes onto the chicken as it cooks.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    Combine preserves, balsamic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.  
    Place chicken in a baking dish lined with foil and sprinkle with more salt and pepper. Pour strawberry sauce over chicken, making sure each breast is coated.
    Bake 35-40 minutes, until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. 
Roasted Strawberry Chicken | An easy, no-marinade chicken that’s perfect for weeknights! This recipe uses strawberry jam for a sweet strawberry flavor. Chicken breasts bake in a strawberry-balsamic sauce that glazes onto the chicken as it cooks.
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