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Glazed Chicken with Peaches & Red Pepper

Glazed Chicken with Peaches & Red Pepper

When peaches are in season, I feel I should be enjoying them everyday. They’re here for such a short time and Canadian peaches are the best in the world. Here’s my fast go-to-recipe during that time. When peaches aren’t at their prime, mangoes work superbly.


  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs or 4 breasts
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 4 ripe but firm peeled peaches or nectarines or 1 peeled mango
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried tarragon
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) orange or ginger marmalade or hot red pepper jelly
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) each dried red pepper flakes and salt
  • cooked white or brown rice or quinoa
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) torn basil or coriander leaves (optional)


  1. Trim visible fat from chicken. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until pale golden, 3 to 4 minutes a side.

  2. Meanwhile cut peaches into fat wedges or slice mango into bite-size strips and chop red pepper. Set aside. Measure out 1 teaspoon (5 mL) tarragon and when chicken is golden, sprinkle over both sides of the chicken. Add marmalade to pan as well as 1/3 cup (100 mL) water. Stir until marmalade is melted.

  3. Scatter peaches and peppers around chicken. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tsp (10 mL) tarragon, pepper flakes and salt. Cover and simmer until chicken feels springy when tapped, fruit is warm and peppers tender-crisp, 5 to 12 more minutes. Stir fruit often and turn chicken partway through.

  4. Remove chicken to a platter. Spoon fruit and peppers over top. Turn heat to high. Boil sauce, stirring frequently, until liquid is reduced to a glaze, about 5 minutes. Place chicken on top of rice and spoon sauce, peppers and peaches over top. Scatter with fresh basil or coriander.

Nutrition Info

  • Amount
  • Calories 276
  • Protein 23 g
  • Fat 9 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Carbohydrate 28 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 23 g
  • Cholesterol 103 mg
  • Sodium 422 mg
  • % Daily Value
  • Potassium 13
  • Calcium 3
  • Iron 11
  • Vitamin A 17
  • Vitamin C 93
  • Vitamin B6 22
  • Vitamin B12 14
  • Folate 7
  • Magnesium 32
  • Zinc 27

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