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Peach BBQ Chicken

Recently I came across a recipe for Brown Sugar Pork Chops in Peach BBQ Sauce. It actually sounded very interesting.  I usually don’t like sweet and savory but thought that I might give it a try.

Original Recipe
Original Recipe

Since I don’t eat pork, I decided to switch up the recipe and make Peach BBQ Chicken instead.

To make this recipe I pretty much followed the recipe as directed, with of course chicken being the only substitute.

Peach BBQ Chicken
Fragrant ginger infused peach bbq sauce topped over baked chicken breast.
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  1. 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  2. 1/4 cup kosher salt
  3. 2 cups boiling water
  4. 3 cups ice cubes
  5. 4 Skinless Chicken Breast
  6. 1 medium-size sweet onion, finely chopped
  7. 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  8. 1 garlic clove, minced
  9. 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  10. 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  11. 1/2 cup peach preserves or jam ( I used sugar free)
  12. 2 large peaches (about 1 lb.), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  13. 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  14. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. 1. Combine sugar and salt in a large bowl; add boiling water, stirring until sugar and salt dissolve. Stir in ice cubes to cool mixture. Add chicken breast; cover and chill 30 minutes.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, sauté onion in hot oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat 2 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring constantly, 45 to 60 seconds or until fragrant. Add ketchup, peach preserves, and peaches. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes or until sauce thickens. Add vinegar; season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
  3. 3. Remove chicken from brine, discarding brine. Place chicken in a baking dish.
  4. 4. Preheat oven 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Pour the peach mixture over the chicken and back for 30 to 45 minutes.
Adapted from Southern Living Magazine
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When making this recipe the most exciting part, for me, was the opportunity to use fresh ginger.  I’d been wanting to experiment with ginger for a long time and never had.

Fresh ingredients for Peach BBQ
Fresh ingredients for Peach BBQ

The sauce came together really easily, but I found that it had a slightly overwhelming ketchup flavor. I think if I were to make this dish again I would cut back the ketchup to a single cup or maybe even ¾ a cup.

Peach BBQ Sauce
Peach BBQ Sauce

Overall though the peach bbq sauce and chicken was really good. I paired this dish with some sweet corn. It was a prefect summer/fall dish and one I plan to make again.

Peach BBQ Chicken with Sweet Corn
Peach BBQ Chicken with Sweet Corn
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  • How awesomely delicious looking and sounding! Peaches are one of the largest crops around here, so I think I’ll try this with some homemade peach jam for a family BBQ when the weather warms up. Thank you for sharing this great recipe with us!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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