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 preserves1/3 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
The mild flavors of the grilled chicken and the fresh peaches were just perfect on a hot July afternoon!