There are three things that come to mind when I think of the 4th of July: The American Flag, fireworks, and grilling. While I hope you will be waving your flag and attending a fireworks show, I can assure you that your barbecue will be amazing with this grilled chicken with fresh cherry sauce.
This recipe incorporates the fresh fruit of summer. I make this sauce in the winter with dried cherries, but I thought why not make it with fresh cherries for the summer. The sauce is thick and silky and adds a sweet, tangy flavor to the chicken. When the cherries cook, they soften a little, but there is still a fresh bite, which is so refreshing with the chicken.
The best thing about this sauce, besides the taste of course, is the short amount of time it takes to make it. Any host would agree, it’s hard to juggle entertaining and creating a fabulous dinner. This recipe allows you to do it all. The sauce takes minutes to make.
What I like to do is measure out all the ingredients in bowls before guests arrive. Then, when it comes time to make the sauce, all you have to do is pour everything in the pan. This saves the time of finding and measuring out each ingredient when guests are there.
The hardest thing about this recipe is pitting the cherries. Click here to see how to pit cherries without a cherry pitter.