Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch
Hands-on Time
45 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 45 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 thigh and about 1/3 cup salsa)

We love the combination of sweet peaches and fiery peppers; seed the jalapeño if you prefer a dish with hints of pepper flavor, minus the burn.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place first 3 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken; toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Step 2

To prepare salsa, combine onion and next 6 ingredients (through jalapeño); stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Let stand 1 hour.

Step 3

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 4

Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Let chicken stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with salsa and lime wedges, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Peachy goodness

July 19, 2015
This is an easy meal to make on a summer's night when peaches are at their peak.  I marinaded the thighs a bit longer - 4 hours - and they were tender and juicy.  Served over a bed of roasted garlic couscous, the salsa was pleasing to both the eye and the palate.  A side of steamed snap peas and a glass of chardonnay and who needs to go to a restaurant to have a meal like this?

anealain's Review

July 28, 2014
This was a hit with family when I made it, and it was beautiful as well. I will make this again since it was so easy, although I may switch up the salsa a little!

steponme's Review

July 21, 2014
The Peach-Lime salsa was delicious. Thought the chicken was just okay, but with the salsa it's a winner.

JJennifer's Review

July 19, 2014
Just enough zing in the very tasty salsa that compliments chicken well.

clc1040's Review

June 14, 2014
In spite of the time requirements this was quite easy. We loved it! I agree that the amount of salsa could be doubled; definitely could use more with each serving.

sukeedog's Review

June 14, 2014

Gabbyct's Review

June 09, 2014
This is a recipe that is easy to make and delicious- doable for a week night. I used pounded out chicken breast since I didn't have any thighs and it was delicious... I let the breast rest and then sliced it across the grain and added the sauce. I didn't have fresh peaches so defrosted some frozen ones. It wasn't beautiful but tasted delicious. I will make this again. I have to say I am not a fan of what their 4 star rating means.. "worthy of a special occasion" Some things are really good but better than solid and not quite outstanding - worthy of a special occasion makes it seem like it's kind of a pain to make but is good for special things..

KimberlyInSB's Review

May 31, 2014
This was excellent! Hubby absolutely loved it. My peaches were a little hard, so I through them on the grill for a few minutes to soften them up. That brought out all the juiciness and sweetness in them -- yum! The salsa pairs wonderfully with the chicken. The only thing I changed was that I threw in a little lime zest along with the lime juice as I like the flavor it adds, without the acid. But otherwise I followed the recipe as written. The only thing I would do differently next time is to double (or triple) the salsa. It was really yummy and we ate about 2/3 of it - and I still have 4 chicken thighs left! So I'm going to have to make more!!