Thursday, April 05, 2012

Chicken with Peach and Bourbon Glaze

Grilled or Pan Roasted Chicken with Peach and Bourbon Glaze is about as easy as you get. Certainly this recipe has earned a place in our regular go-to meals for when time is short and everyone is hungry. It’s also inexpensive (if you stock bourbon in your home) and most ingredients are most likely in your pantry already.




INGREDIENTS

For Chicken:

4 four-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 cup finely diced onions

For Sauce:

2 tablespoons bourbon
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup all-fruit peach preserves
4 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar


DIRECTIONS

FOR CHICKEN:
You can cook the chicken on the grill OR use a grill pan on your stove top.
For grilling, you know what to do :-)
For stove top: Season breasts with salt and pepper; place in a grill pan (you know, the ridgey kind) with the oil. Cook for approximately 8 minutes per side. Set chicken aside and keep warm while you make the sauce.

(Note: The chicken breasts we picked up were so large I cut them in half. Next time I am using boneless thighs)

Sauce:
Add onion to a skillet (or grill pan if you used that) and cook until caramelized, scraping the skillet gently to loosen leftover meat slivers. Add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat. It will reduce and get thicker. It will also get your tummy grumbling as the sweet aroma of peach and bourbon permeate the air.

Return chicken to the pan along with any juices and stir sauce to combine, spooning sauce over chicken. This is a great sauce to spoon over rice, potatoes or noodles.



We spooned the sauce over the chicken and a bit on potatoes the first evening. This sauce is also very good over rice (which is what we prepared with the leftovers.)

What will I do differently next time? Well, I will double the sauce because it's just that good. Sticky, ooey, delicious and easy. And I will use boneless chicken thighs as we prefer the moister meat of the bird. I imagine this would work well with tenderloins and pork also.

As I saw this recipe in an old Redbook Magazine I will share this with Ivonne over at CreamPuffs in Venice for her roundup of Magazine Monday. Surf over to visit the Creampuff!



I hope you will write and let me know if you try this and enjoy. It's a winner in our household.

Bon appetit!

16 comments:

Heather @girlichef.com said...

Mmmm...peach and bourbon are SUCH a fantastic combination. I want that for dinner!

Janel said...

This sounds so good. I bet it would be wonderful with pork loin.

Wandering Coyote said...

I am so sad to say I haven't been here in a while. :( Looks like a lot of changes have gone on in my absence.

Great-looking recipe! I don't know how much bourbon costs, though.

Is Magazine Monday still going on?

Sue/the view from great island said...

I love finding recipes in old magazines, it;s like finding buried treasure. This makes my mouth water, that sweet and sour peach glaze is just amazing.

Pierce said...

Thanks ladies...I appreciate it. Peach and Bourbon sure are a natural marriage.

Allyson, yes...magazine Monday is still an event but she doesn't do it each Monday anymore.

Lyndsay Wells said...

Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this gorgeous recipe! I'm making it for Good Friday dinner tomorrow night. Lovely!

Pierce said...

Thanks Lyndsay! I appreciate that :-)

Le laquet said...

Ok, this is right up my alley but I need a little translation ... 1/2 cup all-fruit peach preserves? Is that like good quality peach jam? Like you'd put on toast or biscuits?
Vin and I are dribbling!

Pierce said...

Madame LANGTHORNE, yes that's it exactly. The brand All Fruit is a natural preserve version. There are so many with high fructose corn syrup on grocery shelves that you have to look at all ingredients. You won't have that trouble where you are. The peach and Bourbon are heavenly.

Pierce said...

I don't know why your last name is all in caps :-)

Rita said...

What a great combination ingredients. I remember years ago having a recipe with chicken baked in the oven with peaches; it was good. Now I am anxious to try this one. Thanks.
Rita

Pierce said...

Let me know how it turns out Rita! Thank you.

~~louise~~ said...

Whew! I finally made it here just in time. Any leftovers? It looks delicious and sounds awesome!!!

Thanks for sharing, Tina...

Le laquet said...

It looks gorgeous and would be an additional different thing we could do with chicken for a change ... as long as Simon could leave the bourbon be ;o)

Lord of Squirrel Head Manor said...

Jo, Tina had to pry tbe bourbon out of my hands. ;)

creampuff said...

Looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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