Peach Basil Chicken

under 60mins

Ingredients for servings

  • 1 pound bone-in chicken thighs

  • 1 tsp dried basil

  • 0.5 tsp salt

  • 0.5 tsp pepper

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 2 shallots thinly, sliced

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 peaches sliced

  • 0.25 cup(s) peach preserves

  • 0.25 cup(s) dry white wine

  • 0.25 cup(s) dry sherry

  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves chopped, plus extra for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.

  • Season the chicken with the basil, salt and pepper. Heat an oven safe (cast iron or enamel) pot or skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the chicken and sear it on both sides until it’s golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the chicken and set it aside on a plate. Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter.

  • Add in the shallots and garlic with a pinch of salt. Stir well and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in the peaches. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add in the peach preserves, wine and sherry, stirring with a wooden spoon to combine everything. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Once simmering, add the chicken back in. Place the pot in the oven for 20 minutes.

  • Remove the chicken and sprinkle with the chopped basil. Serve the chicken with a spoon for the extra sauce. You can serve this with rice, potatoes, quinoa, grilled bread, or your favorite salad.

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