25.8.10

Grilled Chicken Breast with Peach Adobo Sauce

So many times I am stymied by ingredients that are just not available in my little town.  The latest is chipotles in adobo sauce.  It is almost a staple but is nowhere to be found in all my local grocery stores.  Then I remembered that Memoria had a post about making adobo sauce on her blog Mangio da Sola, Eating Alone.

I have some dried chipotles.  And I can easily buy more online.  I also have other dried chiles from my trip to Tennessee a few months ago.  I had everything on hand!  Even Mexican oregano.

So now I have two jars of chipotles in adobo sauce in my fridge.  This should keep me for awhile.  I can hardly wait to compare them with the canned that I usually buy.

And peaches are in season...

Grilled Chicken Breast with Peach Adobo Sauce
  • 1 peach, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles
  • 2 teaspoons hazelnut oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 large peach, rinsed, fuzz wiped away and sliced in half
  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves with skin
Coat grill rack with nonstick spray. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Stir preserves, next 3 ingredients, 2 teaspoons oil, and chopped cilantro in medium bowl; season dressing with salt and pepper. Transfer 1/4 cup dressing to small bowl.
Brush peaches, then chicken with oil and dressing from small bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill chicken until cooked through, about 7 minutes per side. Grill peach until slightly charred, about 2 minutes per side.
Place 1 chicken breast on each plate. Garnish with peach half. Drizzle dressing from bowl over chicken and peaches. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.

4 comments:

  1. Homemade adobo!!? Never thought to even try it. I will be interested in your comparison. The chicken, by the way, looks wonderful.

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  2. It looks so good, although I'm not sure I could resist just eating the peach.

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  3. This recipe really intrigues me. I'm not known to be a fruit lover, but when it's turned into something savory, I'm all over it. It looks delicious!

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  4. Aww, shucks! Thanks for posting back to me. This peach adobo sauce looks and sounds fantastic. Wow.

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