Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Thom Driver
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 250°.

Step 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.

Step 3

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

KeelyG84's Review

KeelyG84
September 12, 2012
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TheMomChef's Review

rquinnett
August 15, 2011
The peach butter is outstanding. I made it on its own instead of with the chicken and have been using it on warm biscuits for breakfast. I will make it with the chicken, but will use it as a barbecue sauce instead of just serving it on the side. Read my full review at: http://www.takingonmagazines.com/2011/08/bourbon-peach-butter-from-cooking-light.html

VaBelle35's Review

Robin123
August 14, 2011
I like this recipe. I used 1 lb of frozen peaches and then the rest of the ingredients as written and it cooked perfectly in the oven for 2 hr and 15 min. It came out very rich and dark. I stirred it once half way through.

foreverjung's Review

BethWilder
August 07, 2011
I basically could have taken peach jam and stirred in bourbon and had the same sauce. The bourbon taste was very strong, and even my husband who is bourbon lover did not care for it. Maybe if there was an element that could make the sauce smokier, it could have been a good base for a bbq sauce. Just slathered over plain chicken, it did not meet my expectations. Also, for a "five ingredient meal", 2.5 hours of cooking time is a bit much.

rquinnett's Review

foreverjung
July 31, 2011
We loved this. The peach butter was in no way done in 2.15 hours. I put it in the crock pot and cooked on low for several hours until it was thick and dark. I also used the butter like a barbecue sauce rather than just serve it a a sauce. I brined the chicken prior to grilling and that gave the chicken itself a lot of flavor.

BethWilder's Review

VaBelle35
July 25, 2011
The chicken definitely needs more than just salt and pepper. It was really bland and plain. The sauce was ok and had a lot of flavor, but was a little too heavy on the bourbon for me.

FranG64's Review

FranG64
July 24, 2011
Made this last night for friends and it was very well-received. While the sauce does take some time to prepare, it was worth it. Nice way to dress up grilled chicken!

Robin123's Review

TheMomChef
July 22, 2011
Sauce is a lot of work, but tastes pretty good. However the chicken is really plain. I would suggest sprinkling rosemary on the chicken to add a little more flavor. Wondering what I am going to do with the leftover sauce...too much work to just toss!