By Derf on September 12, 2002
Photo by Derf
Photo by Derf
"This is wonderful when peaches are fresh and in season, but canned peaches can be used when necessary."
Serving Size: 1 (276 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"So Good!! I used a nectarine and was to lazy to skin it. I cut the recipe in half for 2 people but next time I will just reduce the amount of chicken but keep the sauce the same as the sauce is incredible! So flavourful! I also added a few snow peas to mine and served with pasta. This is a keeper!"
"Wow! This is a great recipe. The chicken came out very moist and tender and the sauce was very flavorful. The peaches and the basil together with the peppery sauce were really excellent. A great choice for company. The recipe was very clear and accurate as well."
"I love this recipe! The only changes I made was to pound out the chicken,add extra garlic and I used 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock thickened with a corn starch slurry. I have made this recipe atleast 6 times, I am surprised I never rated it before. Great summer meal! thanks a bunch!!"
"I followed the advice of other reviewers and I added a little brown sugar to balance the pepper. I also did not coat the chicken. I used 2 tsp. cornstarch to thicken the sauce instead. The resulting dish was very good served over rice. Thank you, Derf, for a lovely recipe."
"This is a favorite at our house. The melding of basil and onions with the sweet peaches is amazing. Wonderful flavor. For best results, take no shortcuts. Especially, use real onions not dehydrated onions or onion powder (made that mistake only once! - when I didn't realize I was out of real onion until I had already started cooking.)"
"This was good and I'll probably make it again next year when peach season rolls around. I followed the directions exactly, but after tasting it at the end, I decided to add a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar and that made it better. Maybe my peaches weren't sweet enough to start with? Anyway, I served it over Jasmine rice and it was yummy. Thanks."
"This is going into regular rotation!! YUM!!! Did 6 chicken breasts, used frozen whole peaches (defrosted on counter just long enough to cut into sixteenths and peel) we had picked this summer. Oh, and I used a small sweet onion sliced thin rather than chopped. Was in the middle of something else so tossed chicken back on top of the "sauce" and reduced to low heat. It "stewed" like that for probably another 10-20 minutes and infused such fantastic flavor into the meat!! I think this could work well chopped up and served on a bed of greens for a chilled salad as well. Reheats nicely on the stovetop, though the chicken wasn't quite as juicy and tender then."
"I love onions but I didn't put them in because I didn't have any, tasted really good still. Making the sauce with the drippings and flour is impossible, it will clump and/or burn because of such a lack of liquid. You need to add a portion of the chicken stock or make some corn starch slurry."
"We didn't care for this. I thought it was somewhat bitter, although I don't know why."
"We got a few peaches from one of my husband's friends, and I thought I'd try this out. I kind of have mixed feelings on this dish... I read all the reviews and followed the recipe exactly, except that I doubled the flour mixture (glad I did!), and I also used 1/3 the amount of dried basil. I liked the ingredients all separately and the sauce was good, but all together it was - different, for sure! The basil reminded me of Italian food, the peaches reminded me of light, summery food (not Italian), and the onions were good, but odd to see in the sauce with the peaches. I would make it again, but probably for myself, and not for company. I think my husband would prefer it wasn't made again. So, the review is probably 4 stars for me and 2 from my hubby. On a side note, a super easy way to peel peaches is to put them in a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds, take them out with a slotted spoon, wait until they are cool enough to handle and the peel comes right off. It's so cool!"
"Very unusual recipe, but my DH and I loved it. We used canned peaches that I was trying to use up, which tasted just fine. Definitely follow the directions and only turn the chicken once, it keeps the chicken so moist."
"The sauce was quite good, but I think I'll grill the chicken next time. The texture seemed odd paired with the sauce, for some reason. I also had to make more flour mixture- I'd run out of it by the time I got to the third breast."
"Mmmm, fabulous! I used fresh peaches and dried basil. I was out of lemon juice, but didn't notice anything missing. I thought it would be sweeter too, and after tasting the sauce, I wondered if I should add some brown sugar, but when I tasted the sauce with the chicken, I realized it didn't need it. Yum!"
"It so-so. I was hoping it would be sweeter, so I served it with rice and added some brown sugar. That helped it alot. Of course, maybe using canned peaches had an effect on it, too. All in all, it was good and my husband and I ate it all."
"yummy yummy yummy!! is all I can say!! It's *sooo* good! Initially, I thought it was gonna be weird, because the combination sounded wacky, but then I went ahead and tried it anywayz after reading the reviews, and was *very*pleasantly* surprised!"
"You should definitely try this recipe. I used bone-in chicken pieces and cooked it covered on the stove. I did not have chicken stock, so I used vegetable stock. Otherwise, everything else was the same. The chicken came out very moist and my picky eaters even complimented the chef!"
"Fantastic! Not only did it taste great, it looked georgeous. I can't wait to serve this one to company! My husband raved."