Dish T’Pass’s Chopped BBQ Chicken Salad with Fresh Peaches Recipe

If you ask us, peach season is way too short.

This summer stone fruit adds the perfect amount of sweetness to any dish, from crisp salads and juicy salsas to your grandma’s famous peach cobbler. While the peach is praised for its decadent flavor, it’s often overlooked as a nutritional powerhouse. The wide-ranging health benefits, including better digestion, improved heart health, and smoother skin, may surprise you!

Chopped BBQ Chicken Salad with Fresh Peaches

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Recipe by Amanda Nelson Varnell, Family Dinner Table Specialist/Cooking Instructor


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    Amanda Nelson Varnell, Family Dinner Table Specialist/Cooking Instructor at Dish T'Pass shares her delicious and healthy recipe for chopped barbecue chicken salad with fresh peaches!


    • 5 Tbsp.

      olive oil, divided

    • 2 Tbsp.

      seasoned rice wine vinegar

    • Kosher salt

    • Ground black pepper

    • 2-3

      medium fresh peaches, sliced (approx. 2 cups)

    • 1

      (12 oz.) pkg. broccoli slaw

    • 1 lb.

      skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed

    • ¼ cup

      barbecue sauce

    • 1 Tbsp.

      green onions, sliced

    • ¼ cup

      feta cheese, crumbled

    • 4 slices

      center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled


    • In a large bowl, whisk together 4 Tbsp. of olive oil, rice vinegar, ¼ tsp. of salt, and ¼ tsp. of pepper. Add sliced peaches and slaw mix, tossing gently to coat. Set aside.

    • Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces and sprinkle evenly with 1/8 tsp. of salt and 1/4 tsp. of pepper. Heat the remaining Tbsp. of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes or until done. Remove from heat.

    • Toss chicken with barbecue sauce.

    • Add chicken to slaw mix and toss gently. Divide salad mixture evenly among 4 plates. Sprinkle with green onions, feta, and bacon before serving.

      Amanda Nelson Varnell of Dish T'Pass
      Amanda Nelson Varnell slicing peaches

      Did You Know?

      All peaches fall into one of two categories: clingstone or freestone. A clingstone peach has a pit that is attached to the flesh, while a freestone peach’s pit can be easily removed.

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