Menu planning for Labor Day Weekend? Don’t just relegate juicy cherries to pies and jams: feature summer’s sweetest fruit in savory fashion with this recipe for grilled chicken with cherry–bourbon barbecue sauce from nutrition guru and Beard Award–winning cookbook author Ellie Krieger. Ripe cherries and bourbon give this ruby-hued glaze a natural sweetness that's tangier than the bottled stuff and just as finger-licking good. And as with most of Krieger’s recipes, you can even freeze the sauce and use it in a variety of dishes after cherry season ends. Get the recipe.
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Halley Crane is the media department intern at the James Beard Foundation. Follow her on Instagram.