Peach BBQ

peachbbq1I had all these ripe peaches and I wanted a great peach bbq recipe to put them to good use.  I stumbled upon Ms Paltrow’s peach bbq recipe (read here).  What I loved about the recipe was that it was easy, there are no artificial ingredients, and I had almost everything I needed.  I decided to go with organic chicken thighs because I think they have more flavor than chicken breasts.  I also used 1 whole chipotle pepper which gave it a really nice spice.  There’s nothing I love eating more than sweet and spicy foods.  I served the chicken with you guessed it, corn and tomatoes.  I’m going to be so sick of them by the end of the Summer.


  • 1 cup chopped peeled fresh peaches or 9-10 ounces frozen sliced peaches, thawed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles in adobo or 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 skinless, boneless organic chicken breasts
  • Vegetable oil


  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan. Season lightly with salt and pepper and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer until peaches are very soft and flavors meld, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat; let cool. Pour peach mixture into a blender and purée until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place half the sauce in a medium bowl; add the chicken and turn to coat. Let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes, or cover and chill for up to 8 hours, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce.
  • Prepare a grill to medium-high heat. Brush grill rack with oil. Grill chicken until browned and almost cooked through, 4-5 minutes per side. Brush on all sides with reserved sauce; grill until glazed and cooked through, 1-2 minutes per side. Slice crosswise. Serve remaining sauce alongside.