Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Peach

Summertime on the vineyard hills of Piemonte, Italy makes my family and me crave grilled meat quite often. We bought a Weber last summer, which really brings out unique flavors in the meat depending on what type of IMG_5379wood you use. Last night we had sausage, chicken, and a rack of ribs waiting in the refrigerator to be called up for a grilling feast. The problem was we had no lemon. Without lemon I didn’t know how I could marinate the chicken prior to grilling.

That’s where this recipe comes in. I invented it in a time of great desperation, and it came through in dashing fashion. I didn’t have lemon, so I used a touch of balsamic vinegar to go with the usual combo of olive oil, garlic, and rosemary. After pouring my homemade sauce all over the chickens, I noticed three peaches lying on the countertop. Since rosemary and balsamic vinegar go well with peaches, I decided to stuff the chickens with a bit of the fruit. The result: the chicken tasted better with my new way of marinating than the old way!

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Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Peach

(recipe for 4 chicken legs)

  • 3 tbsp. Chopped Rosemary
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 5 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 medium Peaches
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper

Thinly slice the peaches and set aside.

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Finely chop the rosemary and garlic.

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Mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, rosemary, pepper, and 1 tsp. of salt in a small bowl.

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Pour about 2/3 of the vinaigrette under the skin of each chicken using a spoon, drizzling a little over the skin as well.

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Stuff each chicken with the peach slices under the skin. Pour the remaining vinaigrette over the peaches.

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Let the chicken sit for at least half an hour and up to two hours in the refrigerator.

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During the grilling process, sprinkle the remaining 1 tsp. of salt evenly among the chicken legs, and brush each with additional olive oil. Grill until cooked through with no pink noticeable in the meat.

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Buon appetito!

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4 responses on “Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Peach

  1. Sounds wonderful.
    Sounds wonderful.
    You are turning into a chief.
    Will watch for you on TV soon.
    UJ

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