Creamy Peach Chicken: A Sumptuous One-Skillet Delight

overhead photo of seared and sliced chicken breasts on top a creamy peach sauce with fresh sprigs of thyme

Summer is fading, but we still have time to savor the last delightful flavors it has to offer. In Missouri, the ripest peaches are being picked from trees, ready to be transformed into a mouthwatering dish that combines the sweetness of peaches with the savory goodness of chicken. Enter the one-skillet creamy peach chicken.

A Perfect Blend of Sweet and Savory

Peaches, heavy cream, and your favorite white wine come together to create a slightly sweet and savory sauce that pairs perfectly with seared chicken breasts. The result is an amazing combination of flavors that will leave your taste buds craving more.

seared chicken breasts in a creamy peach sauce topped with herbs in a cast iron skillet

Tips for Making Peach Chicken:

  • Serve this delightful dish over a bed of rice.
  • Make it during peach season when the peaches are at their juiciest and most flavorful.
  • Choose cream that contains only simple ingredients like cream and milk, avoiding unnecessary additives.
  • Use a combination of olive oil and butter to prevent the butter from smoking at high temperatures.
  • Opt for a white wine that you would enjoy drinking, rather than cooking wines.
  • Ensure the skillet is hot before adding the chicken for a perfect sear.

cast iron skillet with chicken and a creamy sauce with fresh thyme

How Do You Know the Chicken is Cooked?

To determine if your chicken is fully cooked, rely on its internal temperature reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Clear juices are not a reliable indicator, so make sure to use a meat thermometer for accuracy.

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sliced chicken breasts over a creamy white wine peach sauce

How Do You Sear Chicken?

The key to perfectly searing chicken lies in selecting the right pan and following a few simple steps. Use a cast-iron skillet or stainless steel pan that is large enough for the chicken to cook without overcrowding. Ensure the pan is hot before adding the chicken, and resist the urge to move it around too much. One flip is all you need for a beautiful sear.

sliced chicken breasts on top of a creamy peach sauce

How to Make Creamy Peach Chicken

  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and cook the chicken breasts thoroughly until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside to rest. If needed, add a little more butter to the pan and cook the onions until translucent.

Make the Peach Sauce:

  1. Add wine to the cooked onions, deglaze the pan by stirring for 1 to 2 minutes to reduce the alcohol.
  2. Stir in mustard, maple syrup, peaches, heavy cream, salt, and pepper to taste. Cook until the sauce is reduced and coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Serve the chicken by cutting the breasts into thick slices and placing them on top of the creamy sauce. Sprinkle with fresh thyme and serve hot.

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