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I was a pretty lucky kid, I didn’t grow up with just one good cook in the house, I grew up with 2 and sometimes up to 5 if my brothers were around. Like all Dads out there, he grilled but also made the best scrambled eggs, picked out perfect produce every time (carved some seriously awesome watermelons), and was the one in charge of latke making during Chanukah.
Even with all his culinary talents though, I still refer to my Dad is as the grill master. Yes mine, not yours, I don’t care what you say. It didn’t matter if there was snow on the ground, rain outside or 100 degree temperature – if something to be grilled was on the dinner menu that night he was your man. Hot dogs, burgers, chicken, steak, ribs. You name it, he did it and he did it well. Although sometimes we had to yell not to burn it to death aka his preferred way to eat meat.
Now if I was actually able to spend Father’s Day with Dad, I’d give him a break from the grill but since I can’t I’ll just give him a recipe to try out down at the poolside grill in at their condo.
You’re probably thinking but Susan blueberry and pinot noir doesn’t sound very manly to me – trust me between the spice rub and the complex flavors in this barbecue sauce you will feel like a man at the grill – even with that glass of Gallo Family Vineyards Pinot Noir in hand.
See not every dad is a beer drinker and with our good friends at Gallo we are putting together a father’s day feast! Gather the family, the neighbors, the kids, the grandkids, open up some smooth Pinot Noir or light, refreshing Cafe Zinfandel and sit back and relax. Pretty soon you’ll be itching for the chicken to finish cooking and the pinot noir blueberry sauce to finish up. This sauce is thinner than your standard barbecue sauce but thickens up as it cools and leaves the chicken with a stunning purple-blue hue.
- 3lbs assorted chicken bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces, thighs, legs or breasts
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon chile powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
- 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup Pinot Noir - such as Gallo Family Vineyards
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- If using a grill - prepare as necessary for grilled chicken. If cooking in an oven heat to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Rinse and pat the chicken dry.
- In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, salt, paprika and cayenne pepper.
- Rub the chicken with the spice mixture and bake in the oven on the prepared sheet for 35-45 minutes (depending on the cut of chicken) or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- If grilling, grill the chicken as you normally would until the internal temperature reaches 165.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat drizzle 1/2 tablespoon of canola oil and saute the onions until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the blueberries, ketchup, pinot noir, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt and cayenne pepper. Mix to combine and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the barbecue sauce for about 30 minutes, you want the blueberries to cook down and the sauce to thicken slightly.
- You can either leave the sauce as is with some whole blueberries or puree it in your blender for a thicker and smoother sauce.
- A few minutes before the chicken finishes cooking, baste the sauce on the chicken and cook for 2 minutes.
- Serve additional sauce on the side.
Gallo Family Vineyards provides an easy store finder to find out where to buy your Pinot Noir or Cafe Zinfandel for all the wonderful recipes listed below. They are even offering a $1 off digital coupon to help celebrate all the Dads and don’t forget to check Gallo Family out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram andYoutube.
Father’s Day Salads and Main Dishes:
- Avocado and Quinoa Salad by Ruffles & Truffles
- Baked Lentil Chilaquiles Casserole by Shockingly Delicious
- Barbecue Chicken with Pinot Noir Blueberry Sauce by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Chicken in a Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce by Family Foodie
- Filet Mignon with Mushrooms and Pinot Noir Sauce by Hip Foodie Mom
- French Onion Soup au Gratin Stuffed Meatballs by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Southwestern Zinfandel Glaze by Cooking On The Ranch
- Jambalaya Kabobs by Foxes Love Lemons
- Man Burgers Stuffed with Pinot Noir Caramelized Onions by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Marinated Flank Steak by The Foodie Army Wife
- Mushroom Topped Pinot Noir Burgers by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pinot Noir Glazed Salmon by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Pinot Noir Mushroom Reduction Sauce with Grilled T-Bone Steak by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Red Wine Meatball Subs by Momma’s Meals
Father’s Day Sweets and Treats:
- Angel Food Cake Smores Skewers by Melanie Makes
- Cafe Zinfandel Cake & Pinot Noir Quinoa by NinjaBaking.com
- Cherry Pinot Noir Pie by girlichef
- Chocolate Decadence with Cafe Zinfandel Whipped Cream and Raspberry Sauce by Desserts Required
- Hot Fudge Pudding Cake by Magnolia Days
- Pinot Noir Dark Chocolate Truffles by Alida’s Kitchen
The royal blueberry sauce cresting the chickens is a majestic way to celebrate your maestro of the grill. (Thank you for the recipe!)
P.s. How fantabulous that you grew up with so much culinary savvy.
Oh yes!!!! Love this sauce, just love it. I’m so ready to fire up the grill.
Great looking chicken. The rub does sound great, but the sauce sounds divine. A must try.
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Susan!! LOVE this blueberry pinot noir sauce!! omg, can’t wait to try this!!! and I love that you grew up seeing your dad and brothers cooking in the kitchen! I did too! love it!
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I love this! I just posted on my blog how I crave charred grilled meat and summer berries in the summer months. Totally pinning this yummy combination!
Love the idea of pinot noir blueberry sauce, that sounds delicious! 🙂
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I am loving the color of this sauce, and I am dying to try the flavor of it! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.
You are one lucky girl — seriously, 5 great cooks in one house?
No wonder you can come up with great recipes like this one — I am running to the store to get some blueberries and try this one!
What great pictures!
What a great idea for dad! I am sure your dad will LOVE not only your delicious recipe but, also, your touching words.
Pinned this, because Pinot Noir Blueberry Sauce has to show up on my grill this summer!
Yum! Your chicken looks out of this world! I love the blueberry sauce! Just amazing!
The thighs…they are all MINE! Oh, and wine/blueberry sauce? Yes.
Just love the blueberry sauce and can’t wait to give it a try!
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I love blueberries and chicken together, this sounds awesome!
This sauce sounds amazing! And I just love the wait it coats (stains?) the chicken such a lovely purple hue.
What a fantastic BBQ sauce! I’m certain dad’s across the country would love it, too.
PS. my hubby is the same way when it comes to grilling! He’s even been out back with an umbrella!
You are a lucky lady to have that many cooks in the kitchen! I can’t wait to try this sauce!
Oh man!!! I would LOVE to make this with some wild Alaskan blueberries!
The chicken and the delicious pinot noir blueberry sauce look too good for words…just amazing! And now I know what to make for Father’s Day. Can’t wait!
This is simply amazing, and will be happening in this house soon!
My dad grills all year ’round, too! I am LOVING that last photo right before the recipe, with the chicken all piled up on parchment. That is a beautiful sight!
Gracious! What a beautiful dish! And, what an amazing tribute to great wine too!
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Do you think this would work with pork tenderloin? Thanks.
Hi Penny, you most definitely can use this with pork tenderloin! As a matter of fact, I used some of the leftover sauce this week to put on pork chops. – Susan
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Thank you. It’s whats cookin’ for Father’s Day dinner.
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