Thursday, July 3, 2008

Grilled Chicken with Easy Tangy Peach Barbecue Sauce

Scroll down for a complete Fourth of July Menu with recipes....


If you're following along, you're all set for the Fourth of July with Brown Sugar and Bacon Baked Beans, Buttermilk and Blue Cheese Red Potato Salad, Tomato and Cucumber Cole Slaw with Lemon Dressing, and now Tangy Peach Barbecue Chicken....


My four married nieces (Candice, Courtney, Cammy, and Katie from my oldest sister Laurie) put in a desperate pitch for fast and easy recipes, with no more than five ingredients. Essentially, they want delicious and foolproof recipes for reluctant cooks. Help is on the way!

I created this barbecue chicken recipe with my busy nieces in mind. They can whip up this tangy peach barbecue sauce while they take care of their babies and tots, then send their husbands outside to man the grill. It's simple and fast, but don't be deceived-it's also irresistibly sweet and tangy and yummy-oh so much better than any bottled sauce you might be tempted to buy. Plus it's perfect for the Fourth, with it's bright and peachy, all-American flavors. Since boneless, skinless chicken has a tendency to dry out on the grill, I've soaked mine overnight in a brine (salty water). It isn't vital, but it's a great way to keep the meat moist and juicy. I'm sure you'll enjoy this chicken and the rest of the menu, whether you're a seasoned chef or a reluctant cook. Happy Third of July!

Grilled Chicken with Easy Tangy Peach Barbecue Sauce


Estimated Cost: $4.00

Notes: For the brine soak, in a large zip top bag, combine chicken, 3 cups water, 1 tablespoon salt and 1 tablespoon sugar. Let soak overnight. Drain and pat dry.

1 cup peach preserves

1 cup ketchup

4 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken

Preheat grill for medium hot cooking. Combine all ingredients (except chicken) in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. To avoid cross contamination, set aside half the sauce for serving with the cooked chicken. Pour some of remaining sauce on chicken and continue to baste with sauce while grilling. Grill chicken for four to six minutes per side, depending on thickness, basting frequently with sauce. Serve with extra peach barbecue sauce. Enjoy!

Coming Tomorrow (early, I promise):

Red, White, and Blue M and M cookies

Did anyone else have trouble finding patriotic M and Ms this year?

16 comments:

Mary Kate said...

To market, to market, to buy...chicken. I'm on my way in just one minute to buy all the ingredients I need for this wonderful meal. The chicken looks so delicious. Happy third to you too Prudy and thanks!

Catherine said...

I haven't seen any patriotic M&M's this year! I think my family will love this chicken! And don't forget what Annabelle told West about peaches!!!

Catherine said...

Hello again Prudy,
You didn't miss that post, I just forgot to post date it! I'm getting excited for my new layout, too! I can't wait. I stare at it all day, waiting for the moment when it will actually be MINE! =D

The Renouf Family said...

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you!!!
Everything looks so delicous. I can't wait for tomorrow.
H

Steph said...

Prudy, I wish I still had my bbq after it set on fire 2 summers ago! Yep, 2 summers w/out bbq at my house sucks. Your sauce seems finger licking good, I love sweeter bbq sauces. I can't wait for your cookies!

Pamela said...

The chicken looks so good and thanks for the tip about the brine. I can't wait to give it a try. I meant to get to Target this week, since they always seem to have the seasonal M & M's, but I never made it there. The cookies look yummy, too. Happy 4th!

Anne said...

Wow, Peach BBQ sauce sounds amazing! Since my husband loves peaches and his favorite "perfume" is smoke off the grill, I'll be trying this soon. :)

By all means, go ahead and post the shortening trick. It's too good to hoard! I haven't tried it with PB... one of the best parts is how the shortening just pops out of the saran wrap, but I bet with the PB it would at least be better clean up, which is half the battle!

JJ said...

I am so excited for a BBQ this afternoon to sample all of this! Your blog may inspire me to start cooking again!

taffi said...

oh my goodness, this looks divine!!! I am sooo trying it. thanks for all the yummy recipes, Prudy!

Carie said...

The chicken sure looks Yum-O but I am new to this. How do you print off the chicken recipe only and not the whole list?

Prudy said...

Carie:
Hello and welcome! To print off a recipe only, highlight just the portion that you want. Hit control and C at the same time. Open up a word document and hit Control and V at the same time. You're basically cutting and pasting the portion that you want into a word document! Best of luck and let me know if I can help. Thanks.

Allie said...

The peach BBQ suace looks so yummy. I'm big on having a sauce on bbq chicken seems to be the finishing touch. Look forward to trying it!

Allie said...

Took me a little longer then I wanted, but I found time to make the chicken last weekend. Just wanted to let you know I loved it and it was a nice twist then the regular BBQ sauce we use on everything. Now I have a use for all the leftover preserves and jellies in the fridge!

Marilene said...

love love love the song from gracie fields! super fun. i can't wait to make this delish looking chicken tonight!

Mandy said...

I just realized I was out of BBQ sauce and thank you for posting this quick and easy way to make it yourself. You saved our lunch!

Mandy

Roxanna said...

Well, that's new. I've never heard or read of peach being used in grilling chicken before. It looks really delicious, so I think I'm gonna try that recipe when I have my own charcoal barbeque and bbq tools. I told my husband that it will be the perfect gift for our anniversary next month. I'm so excited to use them!