Thai Peach Chicken – Easy Skillet Chicken Recipe

Thai Peach Chicken

This Thai inspired, garlicky, gingery Peach Chicken is an easy and healthy, one pan meal that takes less than 30 minutes to put together. The saucy, skillet chicken is sweet, tangy, and has just the right amount of spice. Peaches and peppers are a perfect complement to the chicken, and peanuts add a delicious crunch.

Thai Peach Chicken
Thai Peach Chicken

I'm using canned California cling peaches in this recipe. I love fresh, local peaches, of course. And although fresh peaches are readily available here in season, it's wintertime in Canada. Sadly, the only fresh peaches we can find here are shipped unripe from overseas. So, these canned cling peaches are an ideal substitute. They're also delicious, and super convenient, too.

Why Canned Peaches?

Did you know, almost all canned peaches sold in Canada are from California, and are grown in the USA on family farms. I didn't, until now! Canned peaches retain their appearance, flavour, and nutritional content, because they're packed in their own juices, usually within 24 hours of picking. In fact, the canning process has actually been proven to increase key nutrients, like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, folate, and antioxidants. So we can enjoy peaches all year without losing any nutrient value. Who would have thought? Learn more about the nutritional value of canned California cling peaches plus meet the growers, and get more recipes at Calclingpeach.ca

Cooking with Canned Peaches

I was also impressed with how well these canned peaches held up to cooking. Fresh peaches usually don't stand up too well to cooking. They are a fairly delicate fruit than easily turn brown and mushy if you aren't careful.  These canned peaches retained their shape, flavour and texture even better than fresh peaches. I'm excited to have found this new pantry staple that will be perfect for baking, cooking, smoothies, and salads. Winter eating just got a little sweeter and fresher.

Thai Peach Chicken
Thai inspired Skillet Peach Chicken

This recipe is delicious, and simple, perfect for a busy weeknight. And bursting with flavours, too. Are you loving one pan chicken meals? Then you might want to try Rosemary Skillet Chicken, or Easy Chicken Parmesan

How to Make Thai Peach Chicken

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Thai Peach Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Thai Peach Chicken is an easy, delicious and good for you, 30 minute meal that the whole family will love.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 377 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp peanut or coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into quarters
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 398 ml can California cling peach slices
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Thai chili sauce
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 tsp dried lemongrass
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 red bell pepper cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped (or use parsley or basil)
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high.
  2. Season chicken with salt and add to skillet, cooking until browned, about 3 minutes each side.
  3. Transfer chicken to a plate, and reduce heat to medium low.
  4. Add onion, garlic, and ginger to skillet, cook 3 minutes until softened.
  5. Drain peaches, reserving juice, and set aside.
  6. Whisk together, or shake in a jar with a lid, juice from peaches (should be about 3/4 cup), honey, vinegar, chili sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, fish sauce, and lemongrass
  7. Add cornstarch to sauce and whisk or shake until smooth.
  8. Add sauce, bell pepper slices, chicken, and peach slices to skillet.
  9. Cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened and smooth.
  10. Cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  11. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro
  12. Serve hot, with rice or noodles and lime wedges
Recipe Notes

If you don't have Thai chili sauce, you can substitute sriracha, sambal, or any spicy chili sauce. Omit the peanuts in case of allergies, or substitute cashews.

Nutrition Facts
Thai Peach Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 1847mg 77%
Potassium 1028mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 16g
Protein 41g 82%
Vitamin A 26.4%
Vitamin C 59.5%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Thai Peach Chicken
Thai Peach Chicken
Thai Peach Chicken
Thai Peach Chicken

*This post is sponsored by California Cling Peaches and I have been compensated financially for my work. However, all opinions are my own.

22 thoughts on “Thai Peach Chicken – Easy Skillet Chicken Recipe

  1. Gosh that looks delicious! I grew up on canned peaches, but all we ever had them made into was a peach crisp. I totally have to try this recipe! Yum!

  2. Using peaches with chicken is a great idea. Your chicken looks nicely roasted, juicy and delicious. I am going to try it.

  3. It’s been awhile since I’ve used canned peaches. Now that I know how nutritious they are, I must pick them up more often.

  4. Canned peaches are one of my guilty pleasures. And they’re so great to have when cooking with “whatever’s in the kitchen” – I always tend to use them to bake, but I love this idea of putting them into a Thai curry!

  5. This sounds like a yummy dinner! We make a pork chop dish with canned apricots that I love so I’m sure the Thai chicken with canned peaches is delicious too! Will have to give this a try!

  6. I’ve never had peaches with chicken, but now I want to try this dish! That’s some interesting information about canned peaches too!

  7. As a passionate lover of chicken, this is a must try recipe for me, Colleen. Is there any alternative to using soy sauce?

    1. Agness, thanks for stopping by! I hope that you try this, I think the chicken lover in you will be glad. And look for tamari sauce as a perfect alternative to soy. If you are gluten free, be sure the tamari is gluten free. (Many, if not most are).

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