Spicy Grilled Peach and Chicken Kabobs 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. 

Spicy Grilled Peach and Chicken Kabobs

Recipe by Whole Foods
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Course: EntreeCuisine: American South



    Peaches add a flavorful twist to this fun summer favorite. Serve with grilled corn and zucchini.


    • 2

      ripe peaches, halved, pitted, and cut into 8 chunks each

    • 1

      large boneless skinless chicken breast (about ¾ pound), cut into 1 ½-inch chunks

    • 1

      small red onion, quartered and pulled apart into petals

    • 2 tablespoons

      orange juice or white wine

    • 2 teaspoons

      reduced-sodium tamari sauce

    • 3 tablespoons

      no-sugar-added apricot fruit spread

    • teaspoon

      minced chipotle in adobo sauce

    • 1 teaspoon

      chopped rosemary

    • 1

      large rosemary sprig to use as a basting brush


    • Prepare a grill for medium-high heat cooking. 

    • On 4 long metal skewers, alternate pieces of chicken, peach, and onion. 

    • In a small bowl, whisk together juice, tamari, fruit spread, chipotle, and chopped rosemary. 

    • Grill kabobs, turning frequently, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. 

    • Begin dipping rosemary sprig in tamari mixture and brushing kabobs, turning kabobs frequently, until chicken is cooked through and kabobs are glazed, about 3 minutes more.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    • Calories—160 | Total Fat—2g | Saturated Fat—0.5g | Sodium—45mg | Carbohydrate—15g | Dietary Fiber—1g | Sugar—8g | Protein—18g

    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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