Photo: Tru Studio
Hands-on Time
45 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 25 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 skewer and about 3 tablespoons salsa)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 4

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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Not as good as expected

May 06, 2016
The chicken was not flavorful enough, I think it needed to marinate for much longer, maybe 2-3+ hrs.  The blueberry salsa was okay, I might have liked it a bit sweeter.  I doubt I would make this again.


February 07, 2016
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.

Tasty & unique

August 30, 2015
Great flavor but took forever to prepare - not sure I'd make the effort again.

So delicious and refreshing

August 02, 2015
Wonderful meal!! We all cleaned our plates. We let the blueberry mixture go back on stove for a few minutes after fully combining all the ingredients. Can't wait to mKe this again!!!

Good meal

May 15, 2015
Everyone enjoyed this meal. I think the blueberry salsa could've used a bit more sweetness.