Barbecued Chicken Breasts with Spicy Peach Glaze


The perfect summer dish, this chicken is even better served cold the next day.


  • 1 cup peach preserves or jam

  • 1 large clove garlic, minced (1 teaspoon)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 chicken breasts (about 5 pounds), split

  • 4 ripe peaches, cut in half and pitted


  1. Preheat grill to medium hot. In a medium mixing bowl, combine preserves, garlic, olive oil, soy sauce, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper, and mix well to combine.

  2. Sprinkle chicken breasts with additional salt and pepper, and place, skin side down, on the grill. Cook the chicken about 10 minutes on each side before brushing the upturned side with glaze. Continue cooking chicken for another 10 to 12 minutes, turning it every 3 to 5 minutes and brushing each upturned side with glaze every time, until the chicken is cooked through. Move chicken to the oven or a cooler part of grill if it gets too dark before it is cooked through.

  3. Place peach halves on the grill, cut side down, and grill 2 minutes. Turn, and brush the tops with glaze. Grill 3 to 4 minutes more, until the peaches are soft and the cavities fill with juices. Transfer the cooked chicken and peaches to a serving platter.

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