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Peach Chicken Salad Recipe

We may not be the Peach State, but there are plenty of sweet and succulent peaches here in Tennessee. 

Juicy and ripe, summertime peaches are a Southern staple, and there are more than a few ways to incorporate them into your diet as breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. From a cold sweet treat to a warm, filling dinner, pick your peaches and give these recipes a whirl. 

Peach Chicken Salad

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Recipe by Nutrition WorldCourse: LunchCuisine: American



    Surprise your taste buds with this low-cholesterol chicken salad with a peachy punch.


    • 3

      medium fresh peaches, peeled and cubed

    • 2 cups

      chicken breast, cooked and cubed

    • 1

      medium cucumber, chopped

    • 3 tablespoons

      red onion, finely chopped

    • ¼ cup

      white wine vinegar

    • 1 tablespoon

      lemon juice

    • cup


    • ¼ cup

      fresh mint, minced

    • ¼ teaspoon


    • teaspoon

      black pepper


    • In a bowl, mix together chicken, cucumber, peaches, and onion; place the mixture aside. 

    • In a blender, add white wine vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, mint, salt, and pepper. Cover the blender and mix until the dressing is smooth. 

    • Add the vinaigrette over the chicken mixture and toss to cover evenly. Cover the salad and refrigerate until cool.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    • Calories—142 | Total Fat—1g | Saturated Fat—0g | Sodium—167mg | Carbohydrate—28g | Dietary Fiber—2g | Sugar—22.9g | Protein—8g

    Facts about Peaches

    Did you know?

    Peaches and nectarines are so closely related that nectarines will occasionally grow on peach trees and vice versa. The difference lies mostly in the fuzz and a little in the flavor. Peaches are fuzzy while nectarines aren’t, and nectarines have a slight citrus flavor whereas peaches are sweet.

    Where do peaches come from?

    While you might find some homegrown peaches nearby, the top four peach-producing states are California, South Carolina, Georgia, and New Mexico.

    How to pick your peaches

    May through September is the best time for peaches in the U.S. with peak months being July and August. Look for peaches that yield to slight pressure, have no bruises or soft spots, and have a rich yellow background color. If the background color is green, especially near the stem, it’s not yet ripe.

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