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Ginger Chicken with Peaches and Onion

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The frozen peaches go straight into the oven without thawing; cooked with onions, ginger, and chicken, they turn into a flavorful compote.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, December 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (1 pound) frozen peaches, unthawed
  • 2 red onions, halved and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken breast halves, (10 to 12 ounces each)
  • Cooked white rice, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place peaches and onions on a large rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with ginger, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, sesame oil, and red-pepper flakes; toss to coat.

  2. Rub chicken with remaining teaspoon vegetable oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange chicken skin side up among peaches and onions.

  3. Roast until chicken is opaque throughout and registers 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of breast (avoiding bone), 25 to 30 minutes. Serve chicken with white rice, peaches, and onions.

Cook's Notes

Peeling ginger: To remove the skin easily, without wasting any flesh, scrape it off using the edge of a spoon.

Reviews Add a comment

  • Jenny357
    6 JUN, 2014
    "Unthawed"? Wouldn't you think the Martha Stewart people would have a handle on basic vocabulary?
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  • marlowlu
    24 APR, 2012
    agreed, this recipe is good. i used vegetarian nuggets instead of chicken and added two cloves of garlic plus extra of all the flavors. i didn't make rice but it worked since there wasn't much juice.
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  • Igby
    18 FEB, 2011
    Not your average boring chicken recipe. Easy and full of flavor. The chicken is juicy. The peaches and onions and sauce are delicious over the rice. Great leftovers. Did I mention quick and easy to make with familiar ingredients but looks and tastes special.
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  • Derailedlisa
    2 NOV, 2008
    I made this dish for my best friend (she loves peaches) and it was a hit! Simple yet elegant. Great for any occasion.
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  • koolmomof6
    9 SEP, 2008
    danadolittle: basically it's to use all the ingredients besides the peaches themselves as a marinade..
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  • Danadolittle
    8 SEP, 2008
    I'm making this tonight for dinner. What is the marinade?
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  • koolmomof6
    8 SEP, 2008
    this recipe was fantastic! I used everyone's suggestions to marinate before and I added 2 T of brown sugar at the end b/c I felt it had a lot of "kick" and needed a little sweetness too. I also added 2 cloves of crushed garlec. I used legs (nobody here likes breasts besides cutlets) and everyone loved it.
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  • koolmomof6
    8 SEP, 2008
    this recipe was fantastic! I used everyone's suggestions to marinate before and I added 2 T of brown sugar at the end b/c I felt it had a lot of "kick" and needed a little sweetness too. I also added 2 cloves of crushed garlec. I used legs (nobody here likes breasts besides cutlets) and everyone loved it.
    Reply
  • koolmomof6
    8 SEP, 2008
    this recipe was fantastic! I used everyone's suggestions to marinate before and I added 2 T of brown sugar at the end b/c I felt it had a lot of "kick" and needed a little sweetness too. I also added 2 cloves of crushed garlec. I used legs (nobody here likes breasts besides cutlets) and everyone loved it.
    Reply
  • Darneshia
    7 SEP, 2008
    my family liked this, with the exception of the couple that didn't like onions. I used fresh peaches and just threw them in the freezer. that worked. I'd like to say make sure to cut the peaches kind of thick or they'll get really limp and soggy. I used boneless skinless chicken and that works just fine.
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