Contemporary, vibrant, and flavorful peach salsa hen with glazed and grilled hen breasts and a easy grilled peach salsa to prime it off!

Profit from peaches this summer time with this simple peach salsa hen, peach lemonade, and this peach pie for dessert! 🙂

Overhead image of the peach salsa chicken on a plate with green beans and a freshly grilled peach on the side

I’m all about pairing fruit with grilled hen; it’s been a theme the previous few summers with this mango chicken, pineapple chicken, cilantro lime chicken, and citrus chicken. And as we speak I’m utilizing one in all my favourite summer time fruits — peaches to make a peach salsa and prime grilled hen with it!

Nevertheless, in case you aren’t capable of finding good ripe peaches, don’t click on off simply but — the hen glaze doesn’t require recent peaches! The glaze is made with peach preserves and a handful of different components. It ensures loads flavorful hen, so that you don’t have to make the peach salsa topping if peaches aren’t out there otherwise you’re brief on time. In fact we find it irresistible greatest with the salsa, however it’s nice both means!

Process shot-- image of the oil being added to the peaches for this peach salsa chicken

The best way to make peach salsa hen

  • Prep hen: pound hen breasts to an excellent thickness so that they’ll prepare dinner evenly afterward. That is greatest achieved by a meat mallet. Drizzle the breasts with olive oil and generously season with salt and pepper
  • Prep glaze: this glaze is straightforward! Stir collectively peach preserves, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, olive oil garlic, and jalapeno. This glaze will baste the hen because it cooks after which get brushed on the completed and cooked hen.
  • Prepare dinner: grill, bake, or saute the hen till it reaches 165 levels F. (I prefer to take the guesswork out by utilizing a digital meat thermometer)

    • Cooking occasions will differ relying on a number of components so I at all times advocate utilizing a thermometer to check your hen because it cooks. Purpose to hit precisely 165 levels Fahrenheit. (Undercooked = unsafe; Overcooked = dry hen)
  • Baste: as you prepare dinner the hen, brush it sometimes with the glaze. 
  • Peach salsa: whereas the hen is cooking, it’s the proper time to whip collectively the salsa. Grill the peaches alongside the hen and prep all the opposite components (dicing the cilantro, crimson onion, pepper, and jalapeno) whereas it’s cooking.
  • End it off: prime hen with a bit extra of that glaze and spoon hefty quantities of the salsa proper on prime.

 

Recipe ideas

  • Be sure to slice the hen in half, or pound them into an excellent thickness earlier than cooking. This enables the hen to prepare dinner evenly. Bear in mind you don’t wish to pound the hen to be skinny, you wish to pound it to be EVEN.
  • If grilling, generously oil your grill grates. I do that by rolling up a couple of paper towels, drenching them in vegetable or canola oil, and utilizing tongs, rub the drenched paper towels alongside the grill grates. Doing this may contribute to a stupendous sear, and make sure the hen doesn’t persist with the grates.
  • For a scrumptious smoky-flavored salsa, grill the peaches. Whereas that is elective, grilling the peaches brings out one of the best taste  — it makes the peaches extra juicy, flavorful, and candy. It’s additionally easy to do because you’re already grilling the hen! (Extra on grilling peaches beneath).

Overhead image of the peach salsa all mixed together in a bowl for this chicken and peach salsa

The best way to grill peaches

  • Preheat the grill to about 400 levels and clear the grates with a grill brush. Oil the grates to make sure the peaches don’t persist with them.
  • Put together the peaches by halving them and eradicating the bit. Brush the minimize sides with olive oil.
  • Grill the peaches cut-side down for 2-Four minutes. I depart them undisturbed for two minutes, after which rotate (to get cross grill marks) and depart peaches (minimize aspect down) for an additional 2 minutes. Then flip the peaches the wrong way up and prepare dinner for an additional 1-Three minutes or till skins are calmly charred and peaches are tender. Prepare dinner time will differ vastly relying on the scale of peaches, precise warmth of grill, ripeness of peaches, and so forth. 
  • Take away the grilled peaches and let stand till cool sufficient to chop.

When grilling peaches for the salsa, I do like them to be somewhat extra agency so that they’ll chop simply and stay intact within the salsa. I usually grill them for about Four minutes complete (at 400-450 levels F) for this salsa.

Peach salsa

The salsa is comprised of these beautiful grilled peaches, freshly chopped cilantro, diced crimson onion, diced crimson pepper, and a diced jalapeno.

  • Be sure to season the salsa to style with salt and pepper (the salt will improve flavors and stability the candy).
  • I additionally like so as to add somewhat chili powder for taste and warmth. In case you’re delicate to warmth, scale back the quantity of jalapeno, scale back the chili powder, or omit each fully.
  • In case you’re delicate to crimson onion you’ll be able to omit it OR soak the diced crimson onion in chilly water for about 10 minutes after which totally drain. This can take away the “chew” of the onion.

Alternate cooking strategies

Cooking occasions will differ relying on a number of components so I at all times advocate utilizing a thermometer to check your hen because it cooks. Purpose to hit precisely 160-165 levels Fahrenheit (carryover warmth will take hen from 160 to 165). (Undercooked = unsafe; Overcooked = dry hen)

  • Baked Peach Rooster: Preheat oven to 425 levels F.  Place hen on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake for about 18 minutes, flipping the hen and glazing midway. Take away from the oven, and loosely cowl sheet pan with foil.  Let the hen relaxation for 5-10 minutes. Add remaining peach glaze over prime the hen and a beneficiant spoonful of peach salsa!
  • Sauteed Peach Rooster: Warmth 1 tablespoon oil in a sauté pan over medium-high warmth.  Add hen breast and prepare dinner for 4-6 minutes per aspect till the hen is cooked by means of and the juices run clear. As you saute the hen, brush it generously with the reserved glaze. Switch the hen to a clear plate, and loosely cowl with foil. Let the hen relaxation for 5-10 minutes. Add remaining peach glaze over prime the hen and a beneficiant spoonful of peach salsa!

Recipe variation concepts

  • Serve the hen and peach salsa over quinoabrown rice, or one other related complete grain.
  • Spicy hen: in case you’re trying to amp up the spice; add some cayenne pepper (1/Four to 1/2 teaspoon) to the glaze. It’s also possible to add some crimson pepper flakes to the completed dish!
  • Use hen thighs: swap out boneless skinless thighs for breasts on this recipe (alter cooking occasions as wanted).

Overhead image of the peach salsa chicken with salsa on top and green beans

Peach salsa hen aspect dish concepts

Serve this peach hen over

Peach Salsa Rooster

Contemporary, vibrant, and flavorful peach salsa hen with glazed and grilled hen breasts and a easy grilled peach salsa to prime it off!

Course:

Dinner

Delicacies:

American

Key phrase:

peach salsa, peach salsa hen

Servings: 2 servings

Energy: 455 kcal

Elements

Peach Salsa

  • 1 and 1/2
    cups
    diced recent peaches
    (~1 massive peach or 2 small/medium peaches)
  • 1/2
    cup
    crimson pepper,
    diced
  • 1
    tablespoon
    jalapeno,
    finely diced (seeds/ribs discarded)
  • 1/3
    cup
    crimson onion,
    diced
  • 1
    tablespoon
    freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/3
    cup
    cilantro leaves,
    coarsely chopped
  • Optionally available: 1/Eight teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper (1/Four tsp every)

Rooster (and Glaze)

  • 1
    pound
    boneless skinless hen breasts
  • Olive oil, salt, and pepper
  • 1
    cup
    peach preserves
  • 1 and 1/2
    tablespoons
    olive oil,
    plus extra for brushing
  • 1
    tablespoon
    lite soy sauce
  • 1/2
    tablespoon
    Dijon mustard
  • 1/2
    tablespoon
    finely chopped garlic
  • 1 and 1/2
    tablespoons
    finely diced jalapeno

Directions

  1. PEACH SALSA: Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high warmth (about 400-450 levels F.) Generously oil the grill (I drench a roll-up paper towel in vegetable oil and, holding it with tongs, rub it over the grill grates. Do not skip this step.) (Grill pan: brush 1 tablespoon oil over the pan) Halve the peaches and take away the pits. Calmly brush the minimize sides and the skins with oil. Grill peaches till tender and calmly charred, however nonetheless agency sufficient to cut, about 4-5 minutes complete, flipping from 1 aspect to the opposite midway in between. Chop the peaches into small and even items and add to a medium sized bowl. Add within the diced crimson pepper, diced jalapeno, diced crimson onion, lime juice, and coarsely chopped cilantro. Add within the chili powder and salt and pepper to style (I add in 1/Four teaspoon of every, however add to desire). Gently toss and style. Modify to non-public desire (extra salt/chili powder/lime juice). Place within the fridge till able to eat. Toss once more proper earlier than including to plates.

  2. GLAZE: In a big bowl, mix the peach preserves, olive oil, soy sauce, mustard, garlic and jalapeno. Season to style with salt and pepper (I add 1/Four teaspoon of every). Put aside 1/Three cup of this glaze for the tip of the recipe.

  3. CHICKEN: Halve the hen breast(s) in half horizontally and pound the items to even thickness (don’t need the hen tremendous flat, simply even so it would prepare dinner evenly). Drizzle both sides with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Flip items over and repeat — oil, salt, pepper, seasoning. Place the ready hen on the grill. Grill for 8-10 minutes, flipping as soon as in between midway, and brushing generously with the peach glaze (not the 1/Three cup that you just put aside), or till hen juices run clear and inner temperature is at 160 to 165 levels F. (160 levels will carry over warmth to get to 165 levels F). Tent hen with foil and let stand for 5-10 minutes.

  4. SERVE: Brush remaining 1/Three cup of the peach glaze over cooked hen and prime with peach salsa (style once more earlier than including on prime of the hen and add any extra salt/pepper). Get pleasure from whereas scorching.

Nutrition facts in peach salsa chicken