Peachy chicken putting smiles on everyone's face

Chicken - It's what's for Dinner!

Are you sick of the same menu week after week? Are you one of those families that never stray from the same old boring foods. Now is the time to change that.

While people like the quality selection and choices of eating out in a restaurant, eating at home is more preferable on the budget. Yet, if you thought it was impossible to create restaurant quality entrées in your home, than it is time to rethink. With the right recipe, and just a touch of patience, you can create a delicious menu at home that your family will love.

Often times I struggle trying to find a whole meal that the entire family can enjoy. While making my weekly grocery list, I often times find myself flipping through recipe book after recipe book. Usually, I come back to my tried and true favorites, always a recipe from Taste of Home.

My latest creation was from the Taste of Home Annual Recipes 2006 edition.

Peachy Chicken from stove to plate in just about a half an hour!
Peachy Chicken from stove to plate in just about a half an hour! | Source

Prep/Total Time: about 25 minutes

Ingredients:

4 boneless chicken breasts (about 4 oz each)

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 Tbsp butter

1 can sliced peaches, undrained

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup orange juice

1 envelope onion soup mix

Hot cooked rice (optional)

In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil and butter; remove and keep warm. Add peaches with juice, brown sugar, orange juice and soup mix to skillet; stir until combined. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for about 2 minutes

Reduce heat; return chicken to pan. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes until chicken juices run clear. Serve over rice if desired. Yeild: 4 servings

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Meal Review

 At first I was a little skeptical about this meal. After all, unless warm fruit is in a pie, I typically shy away from those types of recipes. In all honesty, I didn't really know what to expect with this meal, but, because I already had the chicken defrosting and all the ingredients on hand, I thought it wouldn't hurt to try.

Overall, while the recipe says the total time is only 25 minutes, don't try it when your short on time. I found it took me a little longer (but that could have been because we had some pretty thick chicken breasts). I also doubled the recipe to make sure there was enough for everybody. Otherwise, the meal was fairly simple and easy to prepare. Definately something anybody can do.

As for the taste, I felt like I was eating a chinese cuisine made from my very own hands. The Peachy Chicken was placed on top of a bed of white rice and eaten with a side of green beans. Add a glass of milk and it is a complete and healthy meal. Everyone in the family enjoyed this recipe, especially my particularly picky 1 year old, who couldnt' get enough of the peaches.

So, if you are looking for a quick and easy meal for the family, this is a good one to try. Although if you plan on using it on company, I would definately do a pre-trial. Since some people don't enjoy the mixture of meat and fruit, it might not be a hit with everyone.

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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Now that looks like something I could sink my teeth into, thanks for sharing.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

It was really good... looking forward to what you think of it when you try it!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

When you mentioned that this tasted like a good Chinese meal...that perked up my interest. This sounds different but also interesting. Voting it that and useful. Will also share. Thanks!


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chspublish 4 years ago from Ireland

Just the ingredients alone would put a smile on my face - great color!


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romper20 4 years ago from California

Holy Cow! That looks great


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Peggy - Thanks for stopping by. I haven't made this in awhile and I am thinking I might just have to. It is a delicious meal. I hope you get a chance to try it.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@chspublish - When I first saw the ingredients I was a little skeptical wondering how the tastes would mix... but it definately was a mouth watering piece... and I love mixing my fruit in with veggies!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@romper20 - it really is... hope you get a chance to try it! :)


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Like you, I stayed away from combo of fruit and meat until I tried grilled basa fish in orange sauce and enjoyed it immensely. This recipe sounds v. interesting plus I am very fond of Chinese food, chicken and peaches. I will give it a try.

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & interesting. Voted up.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ishwaryaa22 - I was actually going to make this the other day... but I was missing one of the ingrediants so I had to settle for plan old chicken. Boo...

This is a good recipe. Definately something a little bit differrent. I have to say, when I really got into the fruit combo's was when I was eating a lot of Smart Ones entrees (weight watchers TV dinner type meals - easy and relatively low in points) They came out with a new flavor and I gave it a try. It wasn't bad. But then again, I am almost always willing to give something a try at least once! :)


linny00 4 years ago

I made this dinner tonight and my family really liked it. However, I did think that the onion flavor was too powerful. What do you think about only using half of the onion soup packet next time, or none at all?


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@linny00 - I can totally see where you are coming from. I too thought the onion flavor was a little bit on the overpowering side. I think you could probably safely leave it out without any negative side effects to the recipe. Would love to hear your thoughts on doing that. Good luck! Glad your family enjoyed it!

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