Monday, July 26, 2010

Chicken and Peaches with Chipotle-Peach Dressing Drizzle

I was looking through the July issue of Bon Appetit last week.  There were so many different recipes that appealed to me but I kept coming back to this one.  I have never grilled peaches.  My daughter tells me they are great and I should try it...so, tonight, I did.

I have come to like the sweet, smokey, and sometimes spicy combination that you get when you blend the juice from chipotle chiles with a marmalade, preserves or brown sugar!  Chipotle chiles are smoked jalapeno chiles that are canned in a red sauce of tomato puree, onions, oregano, paprika and a few other ingredients.  The sauce is used when making many kinds of sauces, chipotle mayonaise, or in this instance a light dressing.

The chicken was grilled after a light coating of the dressing had been brushed on.  Just before the chicken was done, peaches that had also been brushed with the dressing were grilled.


Grilled Chicken and Peaches
with Chipotle-Peach Dressing Drizzle
adapted from Bon Appetit, July 2010


1/3 cup peach preserves
1/3 cup peach nectar
4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2-3 teaspoons adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil plus additional for brushing
2 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro plus sprigs for garnish

3 large peaches, rinsed, fuzz wiped away, each cut into 8 wedges

3 boneless chicken breast halves with skin

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Stir preserves, next 3 ingredients, 2 teaspoons oil, and chopped cilantro in medium bowl; season dressing with salt and pepper. Transfer about 1/3 cup dressing to small bowl.

Brush peaches, then chicken with oil and dressing from small bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill chicken until cooked through. About 10 minutes before the chicken is doen, grill the peaches until they are slightly charred, about 2-4 minutes per side.  (Times depend upon how hot the grill is.)

Slice the chicken breast into medallions and place 3-4 slices on each of 4 plates. Place the peaches around the chicken and garnish with cilantro. Drizzle dressing from medium bowl over chicken and peaches.

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 The mild flavors of the grilled chicken and the fresh peaches were just perfect on a hot July afternoon!

9 comments:

  1. That looks delicious. I saw a similar recipe recently with pork loin and it caught my eye.

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  2. Delicious! I love the combination of the chipotle with the sweetness of the peaches!

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  3. Great minds... I did a chicken and peach post too! I love grilled peaches. This looks fantastic!

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  4. This looks and sounds delicious! And, what a beautiful presentation. The peaches are just appearing in our market so I'm bookmarking this dish.

    Thanks!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. I have been eating mounds of peaches these days but I never thought of combining them with chicken; great idea and beautiful photos!

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  6. Wow, that looks good. Our Foodday in the newspaper recently did an article on peaches and had some similar type recipe. Sounds so yummy!

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  7. Your recipe looks beautiful. Something else that is good on the grill is cantelope sprinkled with chili powder. It is good with ribs.

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  8. Peaches are so amazing when paired with savory dishes!!! This looks great!

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