No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Georgia Peach Chicken Salad
- 2 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Sea Salt and Ground Pepper
- 1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ Cup Red Onion, Chopped
- 4 Large Peaches
- 2 Large Avocados
- 12 Cups Baby Greens
- 1 Recipe *Peach Dressing
- 1 Cup Chopped Roasted Pecans
Preheat the oven to 400F. Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise, season well with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through – 165F on an instant read thermometer. Set aside to cool for a few minutes and then slice.
While the chicken is cooking, put the onion in a bowl of ice water to cover and set aside for about 10 minutes. Peel, pit and chop the peaches and avocados. Make the dressing. *
Drain the red onion and pat dry. Place the onion, chicken, peaches, avocados and chicken on a bed of greens on a platter. Drizzle the salad with dressing and sprinkle with pecans.
*Georgia Peach Dressing
- 1 Peach, Peeled, Pitted and Chopped
- 1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
- 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1 TB Lemon Juice
- 1/4 Cup Packed Basil Leaves
- Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree.
No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop
Did you know that placing onions in iced water removes the “sting” from the onions? Crazy as it sounds, its true! You’ll have all the yummy flavor of the onions without the bite.
No. 3 : Clever Idea
Peaches and avocados are two of my favorite flavor combos. Try substituting peaches for tomatoes in your favorite salsa recipe, and basil for the cilantro. Its a great summer swap for the “same old” salsa!
No. 4 : Cheers!
A to Z Pinot Gris
When peaches are served up in a savory way, like in this salad, pinot gris is a wonderful match. Pinot gris is the same grape as the more familiar pinot grigio, but made in a different style in many different places. It’s packed with the aromas and flavors of oranges, peaches, lemons and honeysuckle that combined, make the wine fruit-forward but not sweet. Try it with grilled peaches, too!