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Grilled Chicken with Bourbon Peach Butter

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Thom Driver
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 3 hrs, 12 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 breast half and 1/4 cup sauce)
Our hands-free oven method helps prevent the sugary fruit butter from scorching.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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