Peach Chili Grilled Chicken

Peach Chili Grilled Chicken – Tender, juicy, and full of FLAVOR from the sweet peach preserves and chili garlic sauce!! The perfect contrast! EASY, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, zero cleanup, perfect for backyard barbecues or easy weeknight dinners!!

Peach Chili Grilled Chicken - Tender, juicy, and full of FLAVOR from the sweet peach preserves and chili garlic sauce!! The perfect contrast! EASY, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, zero cleanup, perfect for backyard barbecues or easy weeknight dinners!!

Chicken on the grill is always a winner. Tender, so juicy, and full of flavor that you can only achieve on the grill.

With summer grilling season in full swing, this recipe will come in handy when you need an easy, healthy dinner, with zero cleanup, that’s ready in 10 minutes. It reminds me of this Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken.

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How Long To Marinate

I like to marinate my chicken overnight for the full flavor effect, but if you’re running short on time, even 30 to 60 minutes will do.

The chicken marinates in sweet peach preserves, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, olive oil, and either lemon juice or apple cider vinegar for an acidic and tenderizing touch.

Peach Chili Grilled Chicken - Tender, juicy, and full of FLAVOR from the sweet peach preserves and chili garlic sauce!! The perfect contrast! EASY, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, zero cleanup, perfect for backyard barbecues or easy weeknight dinners!!

How Spicy Is It

The chicken has a slight amount of heat and spice from the chili garlic sauce but it’s very mild, for us. I used 1/3 cup chili garlic sauce but if you’re sensitive to heat, dial that back to taste.

If you like more heat, add more chili garlic sauce, cayenne pepper, Tabasco, jalapenos, serranos, etc. to the marinade. The peach preserves are a lovely counterbalance to the heat.

What To Serve With It

Served with a salad or grilled veggies, this is an easy, naturally gluten-free, weeknight dinner when you need to get something on the table quickly.

It would also be lovely with grilled peaches to really bring out the peach flavor in the chicken. Just halve the peaches, brush the cut sides with olive oil, and grill for a couple minutes, cut side down.

You can double or triple the recipe and make it for your next backyard barbecue. I can’t believe that Fourth of July and Labor Day and so many barbecues and get-togethers are upon us.

Peach Chili Grilled Chicken – Tender, juicy, and full of FLAVOR from the sweet peach preserves and chili garlic sauce!! The perfect contrast! EASY, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, zero cleanup, perfect for backyard barbecues or easy weeknight dinners!!

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Peach Chili Grilled Chicken - Tender, juicy, and full of FLAVOR from the sweet peach preserves and chili garlic sauce!! The perfect contrast! EASY, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, zero cleanup, perfect for backyard barbecues or easy weeknight dinners!!

Peach Chili Grilled Chicken

Peach Chili Grilled Chicken – Tender, juicy, and full of FLAVOR from the sweet peach preserves and chili garlic sauce!! The perfect contrast! EASY, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, zero cleanup, perfect for backyard barbecues or easy weeknight dinners!!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup chili garlic sauce, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • about 2.50 to 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used 4 medium sized breasts)
  • fresh cilantro, optional for garnishing
  • peppers, optional for garnishing (serrano, jalapeno, habanero, etc.)

Directions:

  1. To a medium bowl, add the peach preserves, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, chicken, and whisk to combine; set aside.
  2. To a large ziptop plastic bag, add the chicken and about three-quarters of the marinade. Seal bag and squish the contents around so chicken is evenly coated. Place bag in the fridge to marinate for at least 1 hour (overnight is great if you can plan ahead). Set aside the remaining unused marinade to brush on chicken while it cooks; refrigerate it if you’re marinating overnight or for longer than an hour or so.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Add the chicken and grill for about 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through; flip intermittently to ensure even cooking. Brush the reserved marinade on the chicken intermittently while it cooks.
  4. Optionally garnish chicken with cilantro, peppers, and serve immediately. Chicken is best fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Adapted from Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken

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13 comments on “Peach Chili Grilled Chicken”

  1. This looks incredible! So many different fruits are great with chicken and peaches sound wonderful–especially for summer! I am looking forward to a day off on the 4th and would love to make this.

    • Enjoy your day off mid week and I definitely think this would be a great option for a Fourth of July meal!

      • We totally loved this!! The marinade is fantastic and I love the cilantro with it as well. I really liked your idea of grilled peaches so I put them on a salad to pull it all together. Happy 4th of July!

      • So glad you guys loved this and I feel like it was a perfect 4th of July kind of meal. Your salad with the peaches sounds lovely and Happy 4th!

  2. Ooh, yummy. Great flavor combo!

  3. Swooning over the flavors in this dish! Peach and chili sounds so tasty! This grilled chicken is going to be a huge hit here!

  4. My husband and I are recently discovering how delicious fruit is with grilled meats!! YUM :)

  5. This was sooooi good! We made it over a campfire on the first night on a vacation. Thank you for such an easy and delicious recipe.

    Rating: 5
  6. I have not made this yet, but I bought the wrong kind of chili sauce. I bought the Heinz chili sauce. Will this work if I add garlic to it or should I just go back to the store and get the correct one? Will it not have enough heat and wind up being too sweet? Please advise :)

    • I really have not tried it with other chili sauces so cannot say for sure. If you want it to have more heat than what it already has then add a little bit of Tabasco or cayenne pepper or something to boost the heat. Or just buy a different bottle of sauce.

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