chicken & balsamic peaches cooked on Weber Spirit II E-310 gas BBQ

Griddled chicken breasts with balsamic peaches cooked on the Weber Spirit II E-310 gas BBQ

Serve plain grilled chicken with this quick, simple fruity accompaniment

Fruit is not just for puddings, is also goes really well with a lot of savoury dishes, such as this chicken with balsamic peaches. Although it appears quite complicated it is all done in the same skillet. Richard Holden, one of the UKs foremost BBQ chefs, and Ian Hodgett from our own Barbecue Shop will take you through the recipe step by step.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic; grated
  • 1 shallot; chopped
  • 4 large peaches; sliced (if using small peaches adjust the quantities of shallot, garlic and balsamic vinegar down accordingly)
  • 60ml (2fl oz) balsamic vinegar
  • small handful fresh basil; torn, for garnish
  • 1tbsp rapeseed oil
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper

Equipment:

Pre-heat the BBQ and griddle to medium with all areas of the BBQ being indirect heat.

Season the chicken and cook in the oil for 2 - 3 minutes each side until it is golden brown. Remove the chicken from the griddle and place over the indirect heat, we put ours on the top rack of the Spirit II, and continue cooking until it reaches 75C, which is the safe temperature for cooked chicken; check with the Weber Instant Read Thermometer.

Just before the chicken is fully cooked add the shallot and garlic to the griddle and sweat off for a couple of minutes, then add the sliced peaches and balsamic vinegar, simmer until the vinegar is reduced slightly and the peaches are soft but not mushy.

Add the basil leaves and pour over the chicken.

This is delicious served with thick slices of artisan garlic bread or just a simple green salad.

Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas