Grilled Chicken with Sea Salted Peaches

Grilled Chicken with Sea Salted Peaches

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Grilled Chicken with Sea Salted Peaches

So, how was your weekend? Mine was basically the best. I met a celebrity this weekend! Alexander Ludwig. You might know him from The Hunger Games, but he also plays a main character on one of my faaaaavourite shows, Vikings!! He happens to be the cousin of one of our friends whose wedding we celebrated in beautiful Banff, Alberta.

Alexander was gracious enough to pose for a couple of photos with me – I posted it on my Insta stories so hopefully you caught it! Other than this exciting event, the wedding itself was amazing. Etienne and I caught up with so many friends we haven’t seen in a long time, and the mood all day was so full of love and joy – just as a wedding day should be, no? The cupcakes from Crave helped too. 😉

After coming home from all the great food and libations, Etienne and I were hankering for something from the grill. When Frontier Co-op asked me to create a post using their table grind sea salt, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.

I am a big fan of sea salt! I love to combine it with sweet flavours, like in my salted caramel chocolate almond clusters, or in my all-time favourite salted caramel sauce!! If you like that salty/sweet combo (who doesn’t), then you must try sea salt with your favourite fruit.

I’ve been wanting to grill peaches all summer now, but I hadn’t been able to get my hands on any fresh peaches at a reasonable price until this past week’s Costco trip. Peaches finally in hand, I knew I needed a bit of a marinade for them before grilling.

I whipped up a ginger-lime marinade for the chicken breasts, and used a simpler, sweeter version for the peaches.

The chicken should marinate for at least 4 hours before grilling (overnight is best) and the peaches should marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.

Grilling over medium heat, the chicken will take about 10-15 minutes. During the last 5 minutes of the chicken’s cook time, place the peaches cut side down on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes. Flip them over, and cook for another 3 minutes before removing everything from the grill and sprinkling the peaches with the sea salt. That salty/sweet flavour combo of the grilled peaches is to die for!!

We ate our chicken and sea salted peaches on a bed of lettuce, drizzled with some balsamic vinegar. This dish would also be delicious with some wild rice!

Grilled Chicken with Sea Salted Peaches

Grilled Chicken with Sea Salted Peaches

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Sweet, juicy peaches marinated with ginger and lime, dusted with sea salt and paired with a grilled chicken breast. An amazing summer dinner!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, flattened
  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted

Chicken Marinade

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp oil (grapeseed or canola)
  • juice of 1 lime (plus zest of 1/2)
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Peaches Marinade

  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • juice of 1 lime

Instructions

  1. The night before, or at least 4 hours before grilling, whisk together all of the chicken marinade ingredients and combine together in a large Ziploc bag with the chicken.
  2. 30 minutes to an hour before grilling, in a medium sized bowl, combine the peaches marinade ingredients together. Add the peach halves, turning gently to coat.
  3. Turn the grill to medium heat and add the chicken breasts, turning over halfway through the cook time, about 10-15 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 F is reached. When the chicken is almost done cooking, place the peaches, cut side down on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes per side, until char marks begin to appear.
  4. Remove the chicken and peaches from the grill (peaches will continue to cook once removed) and sprinkle sea salt all over the peaches. Serve the chicken and peaches on a bed of fresh lettuce drizzled with balsamic vinegar or with wild rice.

Leftovers will keep in the fridge, in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Be sure to pin this dish for later!

Grilled Chicken with Sea Salted Peaches

 

Sweet, juicy peaches marinated with ginger and lime, dusted with sea salt and paired with a grilled chicken breast. An amazing summer dinner!
 

33 Comments

  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    Salty sweet is my love language :). I’ve been known to salt fruit at times, but never peaches and NEVER grilled! This is brilliant and I must try it or my life will not be complete. AND I’m a huge fan of Frontier Co-op cinnamon–I didn’t know they make sea salt! Thank you for the info! PS, next time can I get an invite to your friend’s wedding? I wouldn’t mind meeting Alexander Ludwig too, haha!

    • Loove salty sweet too. I just started grilling peaches this summer and I’m addicted! They get so soft and juicy…it’s wonderful. Your life will definitely not be complete until you do it 😉 Haha Kelsie – you can definitely be my date “next time” my friend gets married!

  2. marcie@flavorthemoments

    That’s so exciting that you got to meet Alexander — I know him from both shows! Too bad I missed it on your Insta stories. 🙁 This is my kind of meal too! I love a good grilled chicken and the peaches are such a great accompaniment!

  3. I love grilled peaches! It brings out there sweetness even more and with a shot of salt! Perfect

  4. What a fabulous meal! The chicken marinade sounds terrific and I love grilled peaches!

  5. Ok, should I come right out and say Alexander Ludwig is HOT! Yes, I think I should AND this grilled chicken with sea salted grilled peaches is HOT too! I love the simplicity of this recipe Katherine! I am going to live vicariously through you. 😀 Lucky girl!!

  6. Sounds fantastic Katherine!! Grilled chicken, fresh lettuce and grilled juicy peaches! Perfect! Love the marinade flavors 🙂

  7. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!!!!! I am a HUGE Vikings fan and I LOVE ME some Alexander Ludwig! He’s way too young for me… and ya know, I’m 100% married, but Ugh. I <3 him. SO much! Obviously I'm crazy jelly you met him!!! Hold on… I need a minute. hahahaha. Anyways, I LOVE this dish! Peaches are the bomb, so I love that you used sea salt on them! And paired with some chicken? YES PLEASE! What's not to love?! Cheers!

  8. Grilled fruits are the best!!! Sweet, ripe peaches charred on the grill sprinkled with sea salt…I’m drooling typing this:)

  9. Now that’s a fine looking dinner! So summery and full of flavor! Love it! Pinned!

  10. I love this chicken marinade paired with fruit! Nice touch for a tasty dinner.

  11. Sea salt peaches, this recipe sounds delightful!

  12. What?! That’s pretty exciting!! Must have been a highlight of your weekend for sure 🙂 !! I love sweet and savoury/salty combos so this recipe is a big YES for me!! We gotta make the most of peach season while it’s here and you definitely made the most of them with this deliciousness! Have a wonderful weekend, Katherine! XO

  13. Lucky you! How awesome was that to meet a celebrity so randomly!! This grilled chicken and peach looks delicious…and so healthy too! The sea salt on the peach sounds wonderful. I’m a fan of sweet and salty. I don’t usually buy peach off season—I always end up with ones that are too mealy. But in season fresh peaches are so good!

    • It was pretty awesome!!! I was a little over the moon that night 😉 Haha! I remember craving peaches when I was pregnant, but they were off-season. I bought them anyway and they were totally mealy!! So in season is definitely the way to go. Thanks Thao!!

  14. Sweet and Salty …my favorite.

  15. This looks like the perfect summer dinner!! Plus I love that you can marinate the chicken overnight. Yum 🙂 xoxo

  16. We have been grilling all summer long and I love it! This chicken (love the marinade) and peaches look divine! I love the char marks on the peaches! Take care.

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