So here's something funny and unusual about me: I love peach flavored things, but I do not like the fruit itself. Well, if it was the last thing on earth to eat, I would definitely eat it, I don't dislike it that much... But given the choice between peaches and anything else, and I'm probably gonna go for the anything else.
With that said, I was at the store looking for apricot preserves and would you believe it, they did not have one single jar of it. So, I thought, ok.. what's close to apricot?? Peach? Really? Peach is the only thing on this shelf that is sort of like it? Well, crap... ok, then, let's get it. So into the cart it went and into the pantry it went once we got home. And there it stayed....and stayed...and all of a sudden I could not remember what I had planned on making with the apricot preserves!! Wanting to use this jar of preserves that I really had not wanted in the first place, I decided to make a marinade for chicken with it. And believe it or not, a star was born! A simple, yet flavorful marinade that could even double for a sauce, if you were so inclined to heat it up in a sauce pan...I'm just saying, it would be good :)
Peach Glazed Grilled Chicken
1/2 cup peach preserves
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the chicken. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Place chicken in shallow dish or resealable bag and pour marinade over it. Let marinate for 8 hours or over night. (If you are in a pinch, you can marinate it for 4 hours, but I wouldn't recommend any less time.)
Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Oil the grill grates. Remove the chicken from the bag or dish and discard marinade. Place chicken on grill and grill 6-10 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the chicken. Chicken is ready when it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Enjoy!
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