Peaches might be one of our favorite foods. When enjoyed at the peak of ripeness, they have a sweet, juicy flesh that cannot be matched by any other fruit. Peaches are in season for a limited time in the heat of summer, with typically months ranging from late June to late August. It’s worth holding out for fresh peaches, for when they are in season, they have the boldest color, flavor, and texture. Enjoy these recipes with fresh peaches when available.
While typically reserved for desserts, peaches work great in savory dishes, too. Chicken and peaches come together in a French-meets-Chinese fusion dish.
3 pounds assorted chicken pieces
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white wine
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup chicken broth
8 cups sliced peaches
1 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Place flour in a large bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat pieces, shaking off excess. Place chicken in large baking dish.
3. In a medium skillet, combine wine, butter, and broth over medium-high heat. Cook until melted, stirring. Add peaches and walnuts, stirring to combine. Pour over chicken evenly.
4. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes, until chicken is done and sauce is thickened