Chicken and Peaches

Chicken and Peaches

Chicken and Peaches
Serve with Asian noodles and steamed broccoli-Chicken and peaches? And with an Asian flair? It really is delicious! The hint of sesame oil is the prefect complement to the juicy sweet peaches. Paired with salty-sweet noodles and simply steamed broccoli, you’ll want to pull out the chopsticks for this highly nutritious dinner.
    Servings
    4 people
    Cook Time
    30 minutes
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    Servings
    4 people
    Cook Time
    30 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 8ounce whole grain spaghetti noodles
    • 1/2teaspoon canola or grape seed oil
    • 2teaspoon sesame oil
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
    • 2 large ripe peaches, sliced
    • 1 sweet onion, cut in half and sliced
    • 1/4teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 head of broccoli, florets separated
    • 1/8teaspoon each sea salt and ground black pepper
    • 1/4teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1tablespoon low sodium soy sauce or amino Braggs
    • 1tablespoon mirin
    • 1/2tablespoon agave syrup or honey
    • 1tablespoon green onion, chopped
    • 1/2teaspoon sesame oil
    • 3 green onions, chopped
    Instructions
    1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, keep warm and set aside.
    2. While pasta cooks, heat oils in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté chicken breast for 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
    3. Add peaches and onion to chicken breast. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes until meat is no longer pink inside
    4. While chicken and peaches cook, steam broccoli in a steamer basket over 1 inch of water in a medium saucepan until bright green and slightly crisp. Transfer to a serving bowl, tossing with salt and pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil. Cover and keep warm.
    5. Drain noodles, transfer to a large serving bowl. Add soy sauce and next 4 ingredients (through sesame oil) to bowl, tossing to combine.
    6. Slice each chicken breast into 4-5 pieces, place on top of noodles, top with peach sauce, and sprinkle with green onions. Serve with broccoli.
    Recipe Notes

    You could substitute 2 cups steamed edamame and ½ cup dry roasted peanuts for the chicken for a vegetarian version.

    I have two family member that are not huge fans of fresh ginger, but adding ½ to 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root while the peaches and onions cook really enhances the Asian flavor.

    Mirin is an essential Japanese condiment. Although it sometimes gets confused with rice wine vinegar, mirin actually is a sweet rice wine used in Japanese cooking. It doesn't just flavor food. The sweetness also gives luster to sauces and glazes and can help them cling to food. If you don't have mirin, there are many common suggestions for substitutions. You can just use dry sherry or sweet marsala, for instance. Or you can dissolve a small amount of sugar in a little white wine or sherry, perhaps a 1/4 teaspoon of sugar to 1/4 cup wine.

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