Grilled Chicken Breasts with Peach and Cucumber Salad

Blog_August 07, 2013

I don’t know if it’s just because I live in Georgia, but peach season has been awesome this year. I have been devouring some serious peaches … peaches in salad, peaches in smoothies, peaches with other fruit, and just plain “juice drippin’ down your chin” peaching.

This is a really simple, but delicious and refreshing salad to serve along side a main, which in this case was grilled chicken breasts.  Enjoy 🙂

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Peach and Cucumber Salad
 
Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Adapted, Real Simple Magazine
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • Smoked paprika
  • S/P
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 1 large seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • Fresh herbs, optional
Instructions
  1. Heat grill or grill pan to medium. If using an outdoor grill, clean and prep grates with oil. Otherwise prep grill pan with oil.
  2. Mix together the mayonnaise and smoked paprika to taste, to serve as a dipping sauce for the chicken breast. Set aside. You can also use Greek yogurt as a mayo substitute.
  3. Toss the peaches, cucumber, shallot, and cider vinegar together in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season lightly with S/P. You can add fresh herbs if you’d like – I like mint with this salad. Set aside.
  4. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and cover with plastic wrap. Pound a few times so they even out and will grill evenly. (I don’t pound chicken too thin when I grill, but just enough to even out the thicker middle parts). Brush the chicken with olive oil and season generously with S/P. Grill, covered, until cooked through and 165 degrees internally, about 6-7 minutes per side. (I usually take mine off when they reach 160 degrees because they will continue to cook when off the heat).
  5. Serve immediately with the peach salad and dipping sauce.
 

 

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