Peach-glazed chicken thighs

Yield: 3 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 larges Ripe peaches
6 Chicken thighs
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons Olive oil
2 teaspoons Honey
1 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Sliced scallion green

(2 to 3 Servings)

1. Peel and chop 1 peach and place in a medium bowl. Using a fork, mash the peach. Place the chicken thighs in the bowl and toss to coat well. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours or refrigerate for up to 6 hours; return to room temp. before proceeding.

2. Preheat the oven to 350. Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper.

3. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat.

Add the chicken, skin-side down, and cook until the skin is deep brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Turn the thighs and place the skillet in the oven. Bake until tender, about 15 minutes.

4. Peel and slice the remaining peach. Remove the chicken thighs from the skillet. Pour off any fat from the pan and return the chicken to the skillet. Place over high heat until the chicken begins to sizzle. Add the honey; toss to coat the thighs. Cook stirring, until the honey begins to brown and stick to the bottom of the pan, about 1 minute. Add the vinegar and peach slices. Stir to loosen the brown bits from the bottom of the pan and turn to glaze the chicken, about 1½ minutes. Remove the thighs to a platter, place the peach slices in the middle and garnish with the scallion.

Serve with rice or pasta and garden vegetable salad.

From: Food & Wine July 1987

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