This time of year is all about family and friends. Our days are spent lounging by the pool or playing at the beach. At the end of the day we don't want to slave over a hot stove, but have something that is easy to pop on the grill.
This weekend I made Grilled Chicken with Spicy Peach Glaze. Last summer I became obsessed with grilled peaches. I tried Roasted Peach Ice Cream that I had drooled over on another blog and made a salad with these peaches and the spicy glaze. I warn you the roasted peaches are incredibly addicting when paired with brown sugar shortbread.
The base for the Spicy Peach Glaze is peach preserves and you add in garlic, olive oil, soy, mustard and jalapeno. Mix it up and you are ready to go. If you have kids, put aside ¼ cup of the sauce before adding the jalapeno.
Make up the sauce the day before and you will have a tasty dinner to serve your friends.
If you don't have peach preserves you could use easily substitute raspberry or apricot preserves. Grilled Chicken Breasts with Spicy Peach Glaze
Spicy Peach Glaze:
1 cups peach preserves or jam
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
½ small jalapeno, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 ripe peaches, cut in half and pitted
Combine Spicy Peach Glaze ingredients in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Reserve ½ cup.
Preheat grill. Brush the chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place on grill and cook for 6 to 7 minutes, until golden brown. Turn over and continue cooking for 5 to 6 minutes. Brush both sides with the peach glaze and continue cooking an additional 4 to 5 minutes.
Place peach halves, cut side down on the grill and grill for 2 minutes. Turn over and brush with the reserved ½ cup of peach glaze, grill for 3 to 4 more minutes until peaches are soft.