Monday, August 16, 2010

Savory Peach Chicken

The boys and I picked 69 pounds of peaches on Friday.  On Saturday Becky came over and showed me how to can some.  We canned 7 quarts that night.  Then on our anniversary night Dave and I canned 7 more quarts.  They had to be done, we lost about 5 from mold.  Dave wasn't too thrilled to be canning on anniversary.  Maybe next year I won't pick peaches until after our anniversary.  We washed and put the rest in the fridge.  So I made a very yummy peach crisp!!!  I made a cobbler on Saturday and this crisp was way better, especially with vanilla ice cream.
I also made a Savory Peach Chicken.  I made rice and french cut green beans to go along with it.  I thought it was wonderful!!!

Savory Peach Chicken
Ingredients •  1 tablespoon canola oil
•  4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, about 1 1/4 pounds
•  1/2 teaspoon salt
•  1/4 teaspoon pepper
•  2 tablespoons brown sugar
•  2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
•  2 tablespoons rice vinegar
•  1/4 cup orange juice
•  1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
•  2 cloves garlic, minced
•  1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
•  4 large firm-ripe peaches, cut into 1/4-inch slices, or 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen peaches, (about 4 1/2 cups)
•  2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Directions Heat the oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper, add to the skillet and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Meanwhile combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar and orange juice in a small bowl and set aside. When the chicken is browned, transfer to a plate and set aside.
Add the ginger and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the chicken broth, the soy sauce mixture, and the peaches to the pan. Turn the heat up to high and cook, uncovered, for about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce is nicely thickened and the peaches soften. Add the chicken back to the pan with the sauce, turn the heat down to moderate-low, cover and cook for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
In the meantime, toast the almonds in a dry skillet over a medium-high heat stirring frequently, until golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Serve the chicken topped with the sauce and sprinkled with the toasted almonds.
Yield: 4 serving, 1 piece chicken, 2/3 cup sauce and 1/2 tablespoon almonds per serving

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