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Blueberry barbecue sauce (for red, white and blue chicken skewers)

This sauce is packed with flavor and is so easy to make. Perfect with chicken and much more.
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • ½ cup blueberries 80g
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 60ml
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp dried ginger
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ½ tbsp molasses

For the skewers

  • 0.75 lb chicken 340g - breast is easiest, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • ½ red pepper


  • To make the sauce, put all of the ingredients (blueberries, vinegar, cayenne, paprika, cumin, ginger, salt, garlic and molasses) in a small pan and place over a medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly, and cook for around 12-15mins until the blueberries have popped and the sauce is thickening. Mash up any lumps (or blend when cool if you prefer really smooth).
  • Allow to cool and store in a covered dish/jar until needed - I'd suggest in the fridge unless you properly 'can' them as you would jam (ie putting in a sterilized jar when hot and allowing vacuum to seal).
  • To make the skewers, thread chunks of chicken and pepper on to skewers and cook on the grill/barbecue over a medium-high heat, turning every few minutes until cooked through - exact time will depend on size of chunks and heat of grill but around 10-15mins is a reasonable guess.


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1405IU | Vitamin C: 44.8mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2.2mg