Monday, June 25, 2012

BBQ Peach Chipotle Chicken

This recipe combines a variety of flavors that blend together so well. The sweetness of the peaches mixed with the tangy BBQ sauce is a great combination. The chicken must marinate for at least 1 hour, so it is ideal if you prepare this in advance. Cooking on the grill will get the chicken nice and charred, however, you can also cook it in a skillet. My plans of BBQ'ing came to an abrupt halt when the thunder storm started, so I settled for the stove top. The chicken came out just as delicious and very juicy. Cooking it on the stove allowed for the marinade to become a glaze on the chicken.

Recipe yields 4 servings

2 lbs chicken breast tenders
1 1/2 cup peach preserves
1/2 cup chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1/2 BBQ sauce
1 tsp salt
5 garlic cloves

Chop the garlic cloves. Add garlic, peach preserves, chipotle peppers, BBQ sauce and salt to a mixing bowl. Combine well. Add chicken to bowl and combine so chicken is covered with the marinade. Cover the bowl with cellophane and place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour. (The longer you marinate the chicken, the stronger the flavor will be.)

 Remove chicken from excess sauce and cook on grill for 4-5 minutes each side or until chicken is cooked through. If using a skillet, place chicken in skillet and cook on medium heat for 5-6 minutes. You do not need to prepare the pan with cooking spray or oil, the marinade will create a glaze that the chicken with absorb and cook in. Remove from skillet, serve and enjoy!

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