Monday, June 21, 2010

Peaches for Dinner


I love cooking with fruit.  Especially in the summer.  I have a couple recipes planned this week that include seasonal fruit. Here's one we made on Father's Day

Grilled Chicken and Peaches with Chipotle-Peach Dressing

A couple changes to the recipe:
1. Double the dressing, so you have enough to let the chicken marinate for a couple hours
2. Baste the chicken as it grills
3. Seal peaches in a foil pouch.  We have a Weber charcoal grill and the slices would have fallen right through the grates.  We cooked them in the foil pouch for about 4-6 minuets and they were delish.

I served this with a mixed greens salad & vinaigrette and grilled potatoes (a recipe my sweet friend Jen shared with my a number of years ago and they are soo good).
The best part is the oven stays off and there is no dish to clean up.

Recipe for Grilled Potatoes
4 backing potatoes, sliced about 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick
4 tsp olive oil
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp back pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp minced garlic

Toss all ingredients together
Wrap in heavy aluminum foil and grill (about 20-30 minutes)

A few tips:

  • I do spray my foil with cooking spray so the potatoes don't stick. 

  • I am also a little more genrous with the salt.

  • Don't stack higher than 2 slices thick, the ones closest to the grill will get the lovely brown crust.
 Top pictures from google image search, bottom picture mine


  1. Delicious recipes. Keep 'em coming!

  2. Somehow I missed the portion of the recipe that is for the chicken! Help!

  3. Just click the recipe title and it will take u to full recipe! Enjoy!!