Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Peaches and Cheese

Peaches and mozzarella take chicken from boring to delicious in this easy one-skillet dish

Balsamic Roasted Peach Chicken from @memeinge on My Cooking Spot

At what point does it get to be excessive to talk about my love for fruits and vegetables?


I hope we haven’t gotten there yet because I’m here to tell you how much I love peaches.

Balsamic Roasted Peach Chicken from @memeinge on My Cooking Spot

Peaches aren’t my absolute favorite fruit (that title is for my beloved strawberries), but I do have a sincere, excessive amount of love for peaches.

And peach season is in full force right now which is why any time I see peaches, I buy them. You gotta get them while they’re good because a not good peach is so not good. Bleh.

Right now though, peaches are good. Is there anything better than a perfectly ripe, juicy peach? Yum!

So yes, you can eat all your peaches just as is and that’s wonderful & delicious. But you can also eat your peaches in savory things, too.

And when you top anything with cheese, it gets infinitely better, no?

Balsamic Roasted Peach Chicken from @memeinge on My Cooking Spot

So you make this quick and easy dish by pan-frying some thinly sliced chicken breast. Flip, pour in some balsamic vinegar and top with a sliced peach and bake. Then you top with some mozzarella and broil the dish until perfection and sprinkle with fresh basil. Done.

Fun fact on this dish: the recipe title has more words than ingredients. Oh and it takes about 5-10 minutes prep time — you just have to slice a peach, slice the mozzarella, and chop some mozzarella.

Balsamic Roasted Peach Chicken from @memeinge on My Cooking Spot

Less than 10 ingredients, less than 10 minutes prep time, and ready in under 30 minutes? I’ll take it!

P.S. Two things: Make sure to dry off the mozzarella before you slice it. This will keep the dish from being too watery.

And you might think you want more oil, but I tried it with a tablespoon initially and it was soo greasy. Luckily, this was good enough to repeat the next night 😉

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Peaches and Cheese

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Peaches and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breast, thinly sliced (about 1 pound)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 1 peach, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 2 TBSP fresh chopped basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400*F.
  2. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large oven-safe skillet. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and cayenne pepper. Add the chicken in one layer to the hot skillet. Cook for 5 minutes, and flip the chicken. Pour the balsamic vinegar over the chicken.
  3. Top the chicken with peach slices, and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until peaches are slightly golden and chicken is cooked. Cover with mozzarella, and turn the oven to broil. Broil for about 2-3 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
  4. Carefully, remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh basil. Enjoy!
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Meme Inge is a registered dietitian/nutritionist living in New Orleans, LA - notably referred as The Big Easy. Growing up surrounded by a family of cooks, Meme has always been a lover of food - both healthy and not so healthy. She started the blog Living Well Kitchen as an outlet for sharing her kitchen creations and nutrition knowledge with others. Living Well Kitchen is busting with recipes, practical nutrition advice, local restaurant reviews, fitness fun, and any other ramblings she may have. Join her as she waxes poetic about fruits & veggies and tries to make southern staples just a little bit healthier.

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Comments

  1. Oh my gosh! These look absolutely delicious.

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