It’s officially prime peach season, and with every adventure to the farmers market or grocery store, I can’t help but take in the smell of sweet peach goodness as I walk by stacks and stacks of this delectable Summer fruit!
Peeling one open and biting in to it is totally acceptable, but if you’re looking for other ways to incorporate this deliciously juicy fruit into your summer menu, I would definitely start by making Grilled Peach BBQ Sauce!
This thick BBQ sauce has a deliciously smokey flavor, with just a slight sweetness from the fresh peaches! Whether you use it in this BBQ chicken recipe or smother it on grilled pork chops, it’s a scrumptious twist on traditional BBQ sauce that you’re going to love!
- 4 fresh peaches
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- 6 oz tomato paste
- ¼ cup worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp honey
- 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 4 chicken breasts
Preheat the grill to medium. Quarter and deseed the peaches. Place the peaches on the grill.
Grill for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Remove the skin from the peaches. (It should peel off very easily after grilling!)
Place the peaches in a blender or food processor.
Add the balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, honey, garlic, salt, black pepper, paprika and ground ginger. Blend until smooth.
Grill for 5-7 minutes per side.
Use ½ cup of the remaining BBQ sauce to baste the chicken. Brush the sauce on one side of the chicken and allow to cook for an additional minute, then flip and brush the other side with the BBQ sauce. Grill until the sauce is glazed and the chicken is cooked through.
Remove from the grill and serve.
You’ll have about 1 cup of BBQ sauce left, you can serve it with the chicken or place it in the refrigerator to use on grilled pork chops, more grilled chicken or to eat with a spoon because it’s that good 😉
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free. Always make sure the worcestershire sauce used is gluten-free.