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Peachy Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Peachy Barbecue Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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