It’s another month for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. For those of you who do not know about it, it is headed by Jutta of Hungry Little Girl blog and she selects two ingredients not normally found together then we all have to come up with a unique dish using both. For the month of March it was….. <drumroll please>……
Blueberries and Tofu! Say what??!!??
My thoughts with this challenge was that it wasn’t going to be as difficult as last months combination of strawberries and mustard. Boy was I wrong! After deciding I was not going to make a smoothie or cheesecake, my brain went into overdrive. In fact, I didn’t make my final recipe until about 5 minutes before I was going to start. Probably not the best planning but the meal turned out good.
Keep in mind, hubby has been skeptical for many of these challenges but he was almost a solid “no” for even tasting this one because it includes tofu. He won’t eat it. He won’t taste it. He won’t even look at it. He thinks it’s gross. As I told him, tofu picks up what it’s cooked with so he shouldn’t be worried. Then I showed him the silken soft tofu I bought. I should have taken pictures of his face. Priceless.
Caramelized Onion Chicken with a Blueberry Tofu Topping
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||45 minutes|
|Total time||55 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- 1/2 Medium red onion (cut into chunks)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (light or dark)
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley (chopped)
- 2 Large boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut in half)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (thawed)
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup light white wine
- 2 tablespoons Cedar Lane Blackberry Buzz ((can substitute any blackberry preserves))
- 2 cloves roasted garlic
- 1/3 cup soft silken tofu
- Corn starch to thicken ((optional))
Try this blueberry tofu sauce with tilapia or even over grilled firm tofu
I knew you can easily make blueberry tofu smoothies and or cheesecakes, but I wanted to make something to go with a main dish, like chicken or fish. Nothing better then a sweeter topping for chicken and I figured if I added enough wine or balsamic, it would compliment my chicken better. And it did. Blending the tofu in with the blueberries gave it an almost creamier texture and flavor. What did hubby think? Well I may have made a new tofu fan out of him. He really liked it!
For more delicious chicken recipes, hop on over to my Chicken & Turkey Pinterest Board and take a look around.
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