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Chili Lime Chicken with Glazed Peaches - a fast and healthy weeknight dinner highlighting fresh juicy peaches. Can be made with breast or thigh meat. #chicken #chickenrecipes #peaches #easydinner #chililimechicken #weeknightdinner #easydinner

Chili Lime Chicken with Glazed Peaches

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Chicken, main
  • Method: baked, pan-seared
  • Cuisine: northwest

Description

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.


Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne or ground chipotle
  • —-
  • 12 teaspoons salt
  • 11 1/4 lb skinless chicken breasts or thighs ( I prefer skin-on, bone-in thighs)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • —–
  • 2 shallots, sliced into thin rings ( about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 large peaches, cut into 1/2 inch thick wedges
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Garnish: cilantro and lime wedges


Instructions

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 400 F oven and let it finish cooki guess all the way through, about 10 minutes.

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.

Serve with ginger whipped sweet potatoes or baked sweet potato fries, everyday quinoa, or forbidden black rice!


Notes

If using bone-in skin-on thighs, this will take more like 35 minutes. 🙂

Keywords: chili lime chicken, pan-seared chicken, chicken with peaches, savory peach recipes, healthy chicken recipe, baked chicken recipes,

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