Our Peach Chicken recipe is made with the best summer produce of fresh peaches, abundant basil, and the perfectly marinated grilled chicken breast. Serve this up with our strawberry crisp for dessert, and you’ve got yourself a complete summer inspired meal.
The Best Peach Chicken Marinade
Infuse the best flavors into your chicken breast with this super simple peach marinade and follow along as we share the best grilling method to get juicy, tender chicken every single time. Find these other seasonal ingredients at your local farmers market or grocery store.
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What You’ll Need
- extra light olive oil – We chose this option for its ability to be heated to higher temps.
- garlic – Fresh is best here! We love the kick of heat and subtle buttery flavors garlic provides.
- peach preserves – Adds subtle sweetness to the marinade! This recipe works well with peach mango preserves as well!
- soy sauce – A pantry staple that adds a complex array of flavors.
- sriracha – Feel free to use garlic chili sauce if that’s more convenient.
- ground black pepper & kosher salt – A little bit goes a long way!
- apple cider vinegar – Tenderizes the chicken and the apple flavor pairs nicely with the other fruit tones throughout.
- dijon mustard – A tangier, spicier cousin of your standard mustard.
- lemon zest – Just a bit to brighten all of the other flavors.
- chicken breasts – Feel free to substitute with chicken thighs if you prefer.
- peaches – There’s nothing like a perfectly ripe, juicy peach!
- olive oil – Just a bit to keep your peaches from burning on the grill.
- kosher salt – Compliments all the other flavors.
- burrata cheese – A rich, milky, buttery cheese that’s sure to be one of your summer favorites.
- prosciutto – This delicate meat balances out the other sweet and creamy flavors in this dish.
- fresh basil leaves – One of our favorite summer herbs complete with sweet and savory notes.
- grilled bread – An optional add on to complete this dish.
How To Make Peach Chicken
Start by gathering and measuring all of the marinade ingredients.
Place the marinade ingredients into a medium sized bowl and then use a whisk or food processor to combine them until you have a smooth marinade.
Next, place your chicken breasts in a casserole dish and fully cover them with your marinade. Cover the dish and place it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight for the boldest flavor. While you wait for the chicken to marinade, cut the peaches into wedges and brush them with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. This way you’ll have them prepped and ready for the grill come cooking time.
Be sure to pick out chicken breasts of similar size so that they all cook at the same speed. If you have any larger chicken breasts, simply cover them with plastic wrap, place them on a cutting board, and use a meat mallet to pound them so that they’re at a similar thickness as the rest of the breasts.
Here are our super simple steps to perfectly cook your peach marinated chicken.
- Preheat your grill to 450°F
- Remove your chicken from the marinade and let the access marinade drip off into the dish.
- Place your chicken on direct heat (flame) and cook at medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes per side.
- Move the chicken to indirect heat (off the flame) and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes while maintaining the grill temperature. You don’t need to flip the chicken at this point since it will cook similarly to how it would in an oven.
- Use an internal meat thermometer to check the chicken for doneness. Remove the chicken from the grill and to a clean plate once the thickest part of the breast has reached 160°F.
While the chicken rests for 5 minutes or so, grill up the peaches! Place the peaches over direct heat and let them cook 1-2 minutes per side and transfer them to a plate.
Now the fun part. Assembly! Plate the chicken along with the grilled peaches, fresh prosciutto, burrata and fresh basil. Add a side of grilled bread and voila! You’ve got yourself a delicious summer meal.
This is the perfect meal to make when hosting friends or on a hot summer day when it’s just too hot to turn on the oven. It’s truly one of our favorites and we can’t wait to hear what you think!
- Peach Preserves – We love peach preserves, but peach mango preserves would be delicious too. Get creative here!
- Foil or Grill Mat – If you’re worried about your chicken or peaches sticking, feel free to use a piece of heavy duty foil or a grill mat. We used a nice metal grill spatula and didn’t have any issues with things sticking.
- Chicken Thickness – For the easiest time cooking, select chicken breasts of similar sizes so that the finish cooking at the same time.
- Gluten-Free – Sub tamari or coconut aminos for the soy sauce to make this recipe gluten-free.
- Dairy-Free – Omit the burrata to make this recipe dairy-free and it’ll still be delicious. We promise.
- Chicken Thighs – Check out our tutorial on how to grill chicken thighs if you prefer this cut of meat to chicken breasts.
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Peach Chicken – a delicious grilled peach chicken recipe with burrata cheese, prosciutto and fresh basil leaves! The perfect summer dinner!
Marinade + Chicken:
- 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup peach preserves*
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce (sub Tamari for gluten-free)
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha or Garlic Chili Sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2–3 peaches, cut into wedges
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- pinch of kosher salt
- 8oz burrata cheese
- 4oz prosciutto
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- (optional) serve with grilled bread
- Make Marinade: in a medium-sized bowl combine olive oil, garlic, peach preserves, soy sauce, Sriracha, kosher salt, ground black pepper, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard and lemon zest. Whisk to combine or place in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Marinade Chicken: place chicken breasts in a reusable silicone bag or glass container. Pour marinade over top. Ensure chicken is fully coated. Cover or seal and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
- Prepare Peaches: Right before you are ready to cook, cut peaches into wedges and place on a plate. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt. Set aside.
- Grill Chicken: Heat grill to medium-high heat (approximately 450 degrees F). Remove chicken from marinade and let the excess drip off. Place chicken on direct heat (direct flame) and cook at medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side. Move chicken away from the direct heat (direct flame) so that it is cooking on indirect heat (maintaining the same grill temp) and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes (you don’t need to flip during this point because the chicken will cook as if it is in an oven) or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the chicken reads 160 on your meat thermometer. Transfer to a plate and let rest 5 minutes so juices can redistribute (the chicken will continue to cook during this time and the internal temp will continue to rise up to 10 additional degrees).
- Grill Peaches: While the chicken is resting bring grill up to high heat and place peaches over direct heat and let cook 1-2 minutes per side (we are really just looking for char marks). Transfer to a plate.
- Plate and Serve: Plate chicken along with the grilled peaches, fresh prosciutto, burrata and fresh basil. Grilled bread is also amazing with this!
- *Peach Preserves: feel free to use a peach mango or other variation of peach preserves if you want to!
- Foil or Grill Mat: we didn’t have issues with sticking (but we did use a nice metal grill spatula to flip), but if you are worried use a piece of heavy duty foil or a grill mat of your choice.
- Even thickness: it helps to pick out chicken breasts that are of even thickness so they finish cooking at the same time. If one or more of your chicken breasts are quite a bit bigger simply place on a poultry-safe cutting board and cover with plastic wrap. Use a meat mallet to pound chicken down until it is even thickness.
- Gluten-Free: to make gluten-free sub in Tamari or coconut aminos for the soy sauce.
- Dairy-Free: you can easily omit the burrata if you need to – still delicious!
- Chicken Thighs: you can definitely use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts – just adjust the cook time as necessary – here is a tutorial on grilling chicken thighs.
- Serving Size: 6 oz
- Calories: 209
- Sugar: 13.6 g
- Sodium: 681.8 mg
- Fat: 8.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 19 g
- Protein: 15.7 g
- Cholesterol: 21.8 mg
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