Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Grilled Chicken and Peaches

I wanted something simple to compliment my Pasta Pesto and Peas. I thought grilled chicken would pair nicely. The recipe below is my own creation and it really turned out well. I found the grilled peaches recipe on the Food Network Site. We really liked the flavor of the grilled peaches, I wasn't crazy about the texture. I would make them again, only next time I would use a firmer peach. I used Texas peaches which are currently in season. They are smaller and softer and didn't hold up as well to the grilling. I served mine as a side, but as the recipe suggests you can also use this as a dessert.

Here are the ingredients I used to season my chicken:

Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper
Garlic Powder
Dried Basil
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Orange Pepper (Sold at Harry and Davids)

Grilled Peaches
Source: Food NetworkSuggested toppings: toasted sliced almonds 4 ripe medium peaches
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup dark brown sugar

Cut the peaches in half and remove the pit. Slice each half in half and toss them in a bowl with the vanilla extract, almond extract, and brown sugar. Set aside for 15 minutes while you preheat a grill with a medium-high heat. Grill skin side down until skin is slightly charred, about 3 minutes. Turn and grill on the other 2 sides until you get nice grill marks, about 1 minute on each side.

Divide the peaches among 4 bowls and serve with the frozen yogurt and toasted almonds, if desired.

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