Gluten Free Savory Peach Chicken Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on June 3, 2011

Gluten Free Savory Chicken Skillet Dinner I have been accused of being a gluten-free food shopaholic. I won’t mention the person’s name but let me just say this – I am married to him.

While I might agree that 25 cans of anchovy fillets in the pantry is a tad extreme, I do not agree that the 15 jars of piri-piri sauce I brought home from Africa was unnecessary, after all I don’t know when I will be returning to Africa. Now, maybe the hubby has a point that I should actually USE some of that piri-piri sauce and not just save it because I am worried I won’t be able to purchase more. Maybe.

An architect friend of ours once did a little survey of my cupboards and such, in an attempt to help us find more storage space. He mentioned that I had enough food, cosmetics and shoes to survive a nuclear holocaust. I felt very proud! After all, if in deed we do suffer a nuclear holocaust who wants to go hungry, look haggard, or run around barefoot? Funny thing is he didn’t say it like it was “good” thing.

So the other day when I was off to the grocery store again (the third time that day) my husband says to me “why don’t you use up the food you have on hand first?” I patiently explained to him that he should be happy (and not snippy) about the amount of food in my freezer and pantry because with what I have on hand I could make a lovely dinner. And, in half an hour. So there!

Well, a challenge was thrown down – he would randomly pick some ingredients, I would cook it and if he liked it, I won. Kind of like that show Chopped where the chefs get a basket of random food and have to make a dish in a time limit, except there is no $5,000.00 prize. (What I win is still in question, maybe it is a trip to Paris – Oh!  The glorious food markets they have there…) OK, game on!

He picked some chicken thighs, a jar of BAKER Naturals Peach Pie Filling , made by SOLO Foods (which I like because of the fact there is no high fructose corn syrup in it, it is gluten-free and because I like to save the jars – but that’s another story) and a green pepper. The green pepper was a bit of a cheat in my opinion because he doesn’t like green peppers, but I was not deterred.

I added some onion, a red pepper, some garlic, gluten-free soy sauce, crushed red pepper and fresh lemon juice and made a lovely skillet dish of savory peach chicken. I even tossed in some brown rice and an arugula salad just to show off a bit. It was ready in half an hour and he loved it! (Maybe there was a little stack of green peppers left on his plate at the end of the meal, but still…)

So I think I have proved my point – a well stocked pantry is the key to making dinner quickly. And with a little imagination you can change around the use of ingredients (like turning peach pie filling into a chicken dish) and come up with something new and delicious! Maybe next time I make this recipe I will toss in a little piri-piri sauce.

Gluten Free Savory Peach Chicken

Gluten Free Savory Peach Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
salt and pepper
1 medium onion, diced
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, mined
1 – 26 ounce jar BAKER Natural Peach Pie Filling
1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (more or less depending on how spicy you want it)
Juice of 1 lemon

Directions

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and heat. Season the chicken with some salt and pepper and brown in the hot oil, about 3 or 4 minutes per side. Remove the chicken to a plate, add the onion and peppers and cook until they start to brown and soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

Add the peach pie filling, soy sauce, crushed red pepper and stir to combine. Add the chicken along with any juices that have accumulated on the plate, cover the skillet, turn heat down to medium and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Add the lemon juice, stir and serve.

Servings

This gluten free recipe makes 6 servings.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura June 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm

LMAO! You just crack me up! You know, you can get that peri-peri sauce on Amazon don’t you?

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Carol Kicinski June 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I know Laura, but it is not the stuff I brought back with me!

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Joy June 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm

OMG – so funny! The dinner looks great! I hope you get that trip to Paris!

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Iris June 3, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I love that story! Guess you proved your point to your husband, and you both won since he got a great meal out of it! I have some chicken thawing in the kitchen, and I was going to do my normal saute, but now I’m feeling inspired to get more creative…must see what I have in my pantry and play around!

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InTolerantChef June 4, 2011 at 5:24 am

I love a well stocked pantry, and freezer, and wine cupboard….
My husband has the same discussion(argument!) with me all the time, especially when the only souvenirs I buy are food related!

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Shirley @ gfe June 4, 2011 at 8:04 am

LOL Carol, you showed him! ;-) Beautiful dish and cute post. Well-stocked pantries can inspire and feed us very well. :-) Peaches and chicken go together and peppers are perfect for balancing the sweetness.

xo,
Shirley

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Heather McWhorter June 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm

This is epic! First of all – I think between the two of us we’ll be good on supplies should we ever need to survive that holocaust! I’m not a hoarder – I just like to have things on hand. Nothing worse than getting ready for work and realizing you’re out of deodorant! Second – I’ve recently discovered my gluten intolerance and I’m learning quite a bit on your site – thanks for all you do! It’s been an overwhelming thing and I need all the help I can get :)

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Carol Kicinski June 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Thank you so much Heather, hang in there it gets much less overwhelming and easier and easier! Let me know if I can help in any way. And I am not a hoarder either, despite what some cynical people may say :) I wonder if we live close, that would be good then we would both survive!

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judie June 6, 2011 at 7:00 am

You made me laugh out loud!My Husband says “we have a house full of food and nothing to eat”.Maybe I will make this for supper for him.Hope I win a trip to Paris too.Oh, and Piri Piri sauce is a Portugese sauce full of fiery peppers. My son in law loves it. Try a Portugese store.

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Carol Kicinski June 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Judie! Oh is I had a nickle for every time I heard that exact saying “we have a house full of food and nothing to eat” I could buy both you and me a trip to Paris! I know I can get the Peri Peri sauce here but it is not the exact stuff I schlepped home from Africa :)

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Christi S June 9, 2011 at 1:55 am

I cooked this for my family tonight and it was delicious (well, I got breast instead of thighs and used wine instead of lemon). We will be making this again. Thank you!

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Carol Kicinski June 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Thank you and isn’t that the beauty of recipes? We take them and make them our own! Thanks for sharing.

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Felisitas June 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Oh my goodness, I love your sense of humor. We have 4 ‘men in training’ and constantly complaining about no food in the house. I am new to Celiac Sprue and have my peaks and valleys. I sometimes visit your site just to read the stories…..it brightens my spirit. The recipes are out of this world. Thank you for all you do……cheers, Felis~

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Carol Kicinski June 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Ah, thank you! Getting comments from people like you just brightens my day!

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