This is my first time contributing a recipe to the great #SundaySupper group organized by Isabel. This week’s theme is Back to School Meals. Each recipe must be easy to make in less than 30 minutes making it an easy fit for cooking at home during a school night.
Well this is something I live by as the sole cook and income in our household, so coming home after a long day of work means I need to be able to make a great dinner with little time and with so many great peaches at our Farmers’ Markets here in Southern California I decided to do a simple, yet flavorful salad.
End of Summer Grilled Peaches and Chicken Salad
1 lb chicken, boneless skinless breasts
1 bunch of green or red leaf lettuce
4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
3/4 cup of olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Heat grill for cooking chicken breasts and peaches. In a bowl place 1/4 cup of olive oil and salt and pepper mixing together then coating boneless, skinless chicken breasts with mixture. Place chicken breasts on half of the grill. Keeping the other half of grill free for cooking peaches. Cook chicken for about 10 minutes per side being sure not to burn.
Cut some ripe but not too soft peaches into halves and remove the pits. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on the exposed inside half of the peaches. Put them non-skin side down on the grill grates and cook for 5 minutes.
For the vinaigrette, mix 1/2 cup of olive oil, honey and balsamic. Whisk together and add some salt and pepper to taste.
Turn the peaches over and brush with small amount of honey balsamic vinaigrette blend. Turn them a couple times cooking skin and non-skin sides for a few more minutes on each side being sure not too burn. Remove from grill.
Meanwhile continue grilling chicken breasts and remove when finished.
Wash lettuce and slice chicken into smaller slices laying the peach half in the center of salad and sliced chicken to the side. Sprinkle salad with crumbled feta cheese and drizzle honey vinaigrette dressing over salad.
Serve with slice of bread.