Grilled Chicken with Ruby Plum Compote

Grilled chicken ruby plum compote
Photo Credit: Margot Foster

Updated Jun 16, 2017 @ 6:13 pm

Warmed, antioxidant-rich pomegranate-blueberry juice added to gorgeous wedges of ruby plums makes a quick compote that transforms simple grilled chicken breasts into a sensual feast. It pairs well with the Jersey Tomato and Wax Bean Salad.

Grilled Chicken with Ruby Plum Compote

  • Serves: 4
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Active Time:8 minutes
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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, trimmed and evenly pounded 1/3-inch thick
  • ½ cup unsweetened pomegranate-blueberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon local honey
  • 4 ripe ruby-flesh plums
  • Finely chopped fresh parley, chives or thyme or a mixture


  1. Combine the oil, vinegar, garlic and a few pinches each of salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl, turning to coat in the mixture.
  2. In a small pan, bring the pomegranate juice to a simmer; remove from the heat and stir in the honey. Halve and quarter the plums, removing the pits. Cut into medium wedges and add to the warm juice.
  3. Preheat the grill and grease the grates. Add the chicken breasts, cover and cook, turning once, until nicely marked on both sides and just cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer chicken to plates, spoon the plums and juice on top and sprinkle with herbs.
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