Grilled Chicken with Bourbon Peach Butter

Grilled Chicken with Bourbon Peach ButterRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Thom Driver
Our hands-free oven method helps prevent the sugary fruit butter from scorching.


6 servings (serving size: 1 breast half and 1/4 cup sauce)
Total time: 3 Hours, 12 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 12 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 304
Fat 2.5 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 40.4 g
Carbohydrate 23.8 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 409 mg
Calcium 37 mg


1 1/2 pounds coarsely chopped peeled peaches (about 5 medium)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup bourbon
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 250°.

2. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Combine peach mixture, bourbon, brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor or blender, and process for 1 minute or until smooth. Transfer peach mixture to a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Bake at 250° for 2 hours and 15 minutes or until thickened.

3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

4. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper evenly over chicken. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with sauce.


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