Chili Lime Chicken with Glazed Peaches – a fast and healthy weeknight dinner highlighting fresh juicy peaches. Can be made with breast or thigh meat. 25-30 minutes.
Garnish: cilantro and lime wedges
Preheat oven to 400 F
In a small bowl mix chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika and cayenne
Season both sides of chicken generously with salt. ( a good guideline is 1 teaspoon salt per 1 pound chicken)
Coat and rub all sides of the chicken with the spice mix.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat and sear the chicken, top side down until deeply golden. (If using skin-on, get that skin crispy!). Turn and sear 2 minutes then place chicken on foil, or on a sheet pan in the oven and let it cook through.
To the same skillet, over medium heat add the shallots. Saute stirring often until tender about 3-4 minutes. Add the peaches. Gently saute for 2 minutes, turning them over after they just begin to soften and caramelize. Squeeze with a couple of tablespoons of lime juice and drizzle 1 tablespoon honey, stir carefully with the goal of keeping the peaches intact. Once they are heated through turn heat off.
To serve: Either nestle the chicken back into the skillet with the peaches, squeeze chicken with lime and garnish with cilantro, or place all on a platter, spooning the flavorful pan juices over top, garnishing last.
If using bone-in skin-on thighs, this will take more like 35 minutes. 🙂
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