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Peachy Barbecue Chicken Recipe
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Peachy Barbecue Chicken Recipe

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Barbecue sauce and peach preserves bring the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors to this tender dish from Laura Mahaffey of Annapolis, Maryland. It's a great meal if you have extra green peppers to use up.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups peach preserves
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 medium green peppers, julienned
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without rice) equals 514 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 1,115 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil in batches on both sides. Return all to skillet. In a large bowl, combine the preserves, onion, barbecue sauce and soy sauce; pour over chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add green peppers and water chestnuts. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Serve immediately with rice; or cool chicken and transfer to a freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months.
  4. To use frozen chicken: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before reheating. Cover and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with rice. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Peachy Barbecue Chicken in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p46

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without rice) equals 514 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 1,115 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

I love this recipe: quick and easy and my whole family eats it!!! It is easy and quick, but looks great enough for company. A "go-to" recipe. Thank you!

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

I cut it down to servings for two and did it in the slow cooker on low for 4 1/2 hours. It was very good.

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2009

Loved it! Rave reviews from my family. Will definitely do again.

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2008

I cut out the step of adding flour to the chicken breast halves; also, the sauce I cut in half because it was alot considering this dish is only for 8 guests. It was very quick and easy!

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