Peach Themed Dinner: Perfect Summer Soirée

Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!  Every summer my husband and his brother’s go on a boat trip, which is a perfect time for me to throw a summer  soirée with the girls.  I enjoy using the season’s fruits such as peaches and incorporating them into a menu.  You can also use fresh berries or mangoes.

For appetizers I serve brie with peach jam and peach salsa with chips.  For the main course I serve grilled peach glazed chicken, corn and bell pepper melody, and peach salad with fresh basil, mozzarella and olive oil.  Of course a soirée  isn’t complete without a signature cocktail such as a peach Bellini or peach flavored ice tea, lemonade, and vodka drink.  Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream is always a crowd pleaser or try one of my other peach desserts from my previous posts such as grilled peaches.

Grilled Peach Glazed Chicken

Ingredients: Serves 6

  • 6 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cup peach jam
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • Pam cooking spray

Spray grill with Pam cooking spray and preheat grill.  In a bowl mix all ingredients and then divide mixture.  Pour or brush half of the peach glaze over chicken.  Place chicken breasts on grill on medium heat for 6-7 minutes per side.  Remove from grill and top the chicken with the remaining peach glaze.