Skillet chicken with peaches is a gorgeous one-pot, 30-minute summer dish with fresh mozzarella and basil.
Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken breasts and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side until well browned.
Remove the chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm (it will finish cooking later).
Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil to the pan.
Add the onion to the pan and sauté for about 5 minutes, until tender. (They’ll pick up color from the chicken bits, which adds great flavor!)
Stir in the sliced peaches and cook for one minute.
Return the chicken to the pan, along with any accumulated juices, reduce heat to medium low, then cover and cook for 7 minutes.
Top each chicken breast with a slice of mozzarella, then cover and cook for 2-3 more minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. (I recommend using a meat thermometer - it should be at 165.)
Serve sprinkled with fresh basil and drizzled with balsamic vinegar, if using, and enjoy!
I use chicken breasts but chicken thighs would be great here too.
I used fresh mozzarella cheese, but you could substitute shredded mozzarella.
It’s optional, but I highly recommend the drizzle of balsamic vinegar at the end!
We love serving this with a side salad (my super simple spinach salad is a regular go-to) and either some steamed brown rice or crusty bread.
You can of course double the recipe and use a larger pan if you want to serve 4 people.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 426kcal Calories from fat 161|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 18g||28%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|