Grilled Chicken with Blueberry-Tarragon Sauce


If you don't want to use wine, ½ cup of pomegranate juice gives the sauce a similar tang. Either one is amazing on this grilled chicken recipe for that's perfect for summer.

Grilled Chicken with Blueberry-Tarragon Sauce
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 cup blueberries

  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup dry red wine or pomegranate juice

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs

  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 lemons, halved

  • 8 cup zucchini noodles

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. For Blueberry-Tarragon Sauce: In a large saucepan combine blueberries, 2 tablespoons of the tarragon, the garlic, wine, broth, and honey. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 1 1/4 cups. Season with salt and ground black pepper.

  2. While the sauce simmers, season chicken thighs with paprika and 1/4 tsp. each salt and ground black pepper. Grill chicken, covered, over indirect heat 30 minutes or until 175°F, turning once. Add lemon halves to grill rack directly over heat the last 5 minutes.

  3. To serve, toss zucchini noodles with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, the remaining tarragon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Serve chicken with zucchini noodles, lemon halves, and sauce. Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

622 Calories
37g Fat
35g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 622
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 323mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 92.8mg 464%
Calcium 120mg 9%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 1081mg 23%
Folate, total 66.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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