Healthy, fresh, and bursting with flavor, this easy skillet Peach Balsamic Chicken recipe is a savory chicken dish featuring a combination of flavors including balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, and fresh peaches. It’s the perfect dinner for summer!
Balsamic Chicken Skillet
Peaches are the perfect summer food. I love creating recipes with fresh peaches, like my Tangy Fruit Salsa With Baked Cinnamon Chips. But have you ever cooked peaches before? Have you ever cooked peaches with chicken? Peaches and chicken happen to be a delicious food combination, but when you add the balsamic glaze you’ve got the most delicious balsamic chicken recipe for your summer dinner. Add some fresh basil and the flavor is over the top!
Let’s take a look at the ingredients that go into this peach chicken recipe. We’ve got:
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Black pepper
- Ground ginger
- Garlic cloves
- Balsamic vinegar
- Fresh peaches
- Cherry tomatoes
- Fresh basil
What Type of Chicken to Use
This recipe calls for four to five 4 oz chicken breasts, but you could easily substitute chicken thighs for the chicken breast. Both boneless, skinless chicken thighs or bone in works great with this recipe. I’ve made this recipe using chicken breasts.
Flavored Balsamic Vinegar
If you have a balsamic vinegar on hand that is flavored, use it! I’ve used both a cranberry and cherry balsamic vinegar in this sauteed chicken breast recipe and it enhances the flavor so much! But using a regular balsamic vinegar is perfectly fine. Balsamic vinegar in an intensely flavored ingredient that pairs perfectly with the fresh peaches in this mouthwatering dish.
How to Make Peach Balsamic Chicken
Let’s jump into this deliciousness and get cooking!
- Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cut the onion into small slivers and add the onion to the skillet. Sauté onions for about 3 minutes.
- Season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper and add to the skillet.
- Sauté until golden brown, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Remove chicken from the skillet and transfer to a plate. Note: Your chicken will not be done at this point!
- Let’s talk FLAVOR for a minute!! See that below? That’s what FLAVOR looks like! Once you remove the chicken breasts, take the spatula and scrape the garlic and onions from the bottom of the pan. This provides so much flavor to this chicken skillet recipe.
- While leaving the garlic and onions in skillet, add 1 more teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, as well as another teaspoon of balsamic vinegar.
- Bring to a low boil and stir until the liquid is reduced by half, about 1 minute.
- Stir in the honey and then add in fresh peaches and tomatoes. Saute until the peaches and tomatoes are covered in the balsamic glaze.
- Return chicken to skillet, placing in the middle between the peaches and tomatoes. Cover skillet with lid and reduce heat to medium-low. You want to allow the chicken and sauce to simmer until chicken has cooked all the way through and the glaze thickens. Top with fresh basil and serve.
How to Tell When Chicken is Done Cooking?
- I always use an electric meat thermometer to make sure the chicken has reached 165 degrees fahrenheit.
- If you don’t want to mess with the meat thermometer, you can cut into your chicken breast to ensure doneness. The chicken breast meat should be completely white with no pink. Juices should run clear.
- This makes for the best cast iron skillet chicken recipe! If you have a cast iron skillet, definately use it for this chicken dinner.
- Do you have a Le Creuset skillet or dutch oven? This sauteed chicken cooks perfectly in either of these Le Creuset!
- If you’re looking for a low carb chicken dinner, this is the recipe for you!
- Use any flavored balsamic vinegar in this chicken skillet recipe. It pops the flavor!
- Is balsamic vinegar gluten free? Most are, some aren’t. So if you’re using a gluten free balsamic vinegar, this recipe is gluten free. Make sure you read the labels on your balsamic vinegar.
What to Serve with Peach Balsamic Chicken
- I love serving this supreme chicken dinner over a bed of my Ono Rice.
- Are you in a hurry and need to make rice quickly? Serve this chicken dinner over some instant pot rice.
- Looking for a salad to pair this balsamic glaze chicken recipe with? The crunchy pecans, crisp pears, and savory feta cheese in my Autumn Chopped Salad pairs perfectly with the tangy peach flavor this chicken dish brings forth.
- Want a simple low carb option? Skip serving this chicken over rice and steam up some broccolini!
If you are looking for new chicken dinner ideas, you’ll love this fresh peach recipe. It’s a great way to use up all those summer peaches and tomatoes, as well as enjoying a new recipe that brings forth so much flavorful ingredients!
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Peach Balsamic Chicken
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 onion, sliced into small slivers
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 2 cups fresh peaches, sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cut onion into small slivers and add onion to skillet. Sauté onions for about 3 minutes.
- Season your chicken with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Sauté until golden brown, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet and transfer to a plate. Note - your chicken will not be done.
- While leaving the oil and onions in skillet, add 1 more teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and add garlic. Sauté onions and garlic for about 1 minute.
- Add balsamic vinegar and the ground ginger and stir until liquid is reduced by half, about 1 minute.
- Stir in honey and then add in fresh peaches and tomatoes. Add in more salt and pepper to taste.
- Return chicken to skillet, placing the chicken in the middle between the peaches and tomatoes. Cover skillet with lid and reduce heat to medium-low. Allow chicken and sauce to simmer until chicken has cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes. Ensure the temperature reaches 165 degrees on a meat thermometer.
- Top with fresh basil.
Update Notes: This post was originally published in August 2015, but was re-published with updated step-by-step instructions, pictures, and tips in July 2019.