Blueberries are the standout ingredient for the sweet and sour sauce that accompanies these grilled kebabs. We used cilantro, basil, and parsley, but you can omit the cilantro. You can also serve this salsa on small toasts spread with creamy Camembert or tangy goat cheese.
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, each cut into 6 pieces (about 1 pound)
1 cup blueberries, divided
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon minced jalapeño pepper
How to Make It
Drop garlic through food chute with food processor on; process until chopped. Add parsley and next 6 ingredients (through black pepper); process until finely chopped. Add 1/8 teaspoon salt; pulse to combine. Combine herb mixture and chicken in a medium bowl; toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Wipe out food processor.
Combine 1/2 cup blueberries, vinegar, and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes or until thickened, pressing with a spoon to break up blueberries. Place blueberry mixture in a medium bowl. Add remaining 1/2 cup blueberries to food processor; pulse 5 times. Combine chopped blueberries, 1/8 teaspoon salt, onion, and jalapeño pepper with vinegar mixture.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Thread 6 chicken pieces evenly onto each of 4 (8-inch) skewers. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve with blueberry salsa.
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I didn't find the prep all that time consuming with my cuisinart. Flavors were outstanding and we'll definitely have this again. Hubby mentioned the onion seems a bit overpowering. Might try shallot next time which would be a tad milder.