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Spicy Chicken Breasts with Pepper Peach Relish Recipe

Spicy Chicken Breasts with Pepper Peach Relish Recipe

This summery entree is simply packed with the good-for-your-eyes vitamins found in both peaches and peppers. Roxanne Chan - Albany, CA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup peach preserves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • RELISH:
  • 2 medium peaches, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint

Directions

  • 1. Combine the salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; rub over chicken. In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients; set aside. In another bowl, combine the peaches, peppers, onion, mint and 2 tablespoons glaze; set aside.
  • 2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting frequently with reserved glaze. Serve with reserved relish. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup relish equals 263 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 379 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.