Grilled Ginger Chicken with Peach Salsa

ginger chicken and peach salsa

I’ve never had peach salsa before, but after making this recipe I question what took me so long. What a flavor combination!

I really was unsure at first. I mean, tomato and onion and all those other salsa flavors mixed with peaches? For some reason my brain couldn’t wrap around the thought. Apparently the same for Rachel as, after we both took our first bites, we both exclaimed at the same time “This is good!”

Besides tasting good, this recipe is very simple and easy to make, requiring minimal prep time. We marinated our chicken the night before so all we had to do was toss it on the grill the next evening (you could also pan fry it). You can whip the salsa up while you wait for the grill to heat up.

Seriously… for a those lazy summer weeknights when all you want to do is relax after a long day at work (or watching the kid(s),  is tougher than work!)

 

ginger chicken and peach salsa

Our weeknights, and weekends, have been exceptionally busy this summer as we prepare for Baby Boy’s little brother. We don’t have as much prep work to do this time around, as I didn’t gut and redo the entire room like I did for Baby Boy. This isn’t a case of First Child getting special treatment (though as a first child myself, I can say it’s a pretty good position to be in!). Rather, Baby Boy’s room was a half finished, semi-bedroom storage space. It had no insulation, no heat, and few electrical outlets. Over the course of a year and with the much appreciated help from my father-in-law I completely refinished the bedroom just in time for Baby Boy. Literally. It was the night before he came that I put the finishing touches on the room. Phew!

Anyway… This time around we didn’t have to go through that whole ordeal. This time we just had to move out furniture, repaint, and set up a crib and dresser. Yet somehow this task seems so much more time consuming than before when I was laying insulation, spackling, putting up sheet rock, etc, etc. Amazing how less productive you can be with home improvement projects when you have a 16 month old who wants to be involved in everything you are doing.

“Up-Up-Up” he says to me with his arms raised in the air, as my arms are filled with books and DVDs from the shelves we are moving. “Yes just a moment,” I say, “Daddy has to just move these over there and then-”
“UUUP!” he demands, wanting to be with his Daddy right now. So, up he comes. And the project is delayed a few more hours or days as we go off to play. But I don’t mind. These things can always wait, but playing with this little guy can’t. Because already he is so big, and I can’t believe how quickly he went from this tiny little thing I had to carefully cradle in my arms to this rough housing, “Tickle Tickle”, walking and talking toddler.

So for now, we enjoy our lazy summer evenings, quick and easy meals, and play time, sneaking in baby room preparation where we can. Fall is just a few weeks away, as this new Baby’s arrival is too.

Grilled Ginger Chicken with Peach Salsa

Ingredients

  • 4 (1/4 pound) chicken cutlets
  • 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 peaches, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine the chicken, ginger, garlic, oil, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a large zip-lock plastic bag. Squeeze out the air and seal. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. To make the salsa, toss together the peaches, tomato, onion, jalapeno pepper (optional), cilantro, lime juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a serving bowl. Chill.
  3. Grill chicken over medium-high heat until cooked through and no longer pink, about 3 minutes each side.
  4. Serve the grilled chicken with the peach salsa, enjoy!
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ginger chicken and peach salsa

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