29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1

A true crowd pleaser, this sweet chicken is very juicy and goes very well with white rice. I have modified it from an original Djedjad recipe which calls for apricots.

Simone
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • In a glass measuring cup, combine the margarine, honey, rose water, salt and pepper. Heat in the microwave until margarine has melted, about 30 seconds. Place chicken in a baking dish and pour the margarine mixture over it. Stir to coat the chicken completely. Place the dish of chicken into the oven.

  • Cook uncovered in the preheated oven until chicken pieces have browned, about 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Add the peaches to the dish and sprinkle with sugar. Continue to roast until chicken is cooked through, about 20 more minutes.

  • Remove chicken pieces to a serving dish and pour the juices from the pan over them. Garnish with slivered almonds.

Nutrition Facts

567 calories; 34.9 g total fat; 130 mg cholesterol; 603 mg sodium. 19.1 g carbohydrates; 42.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2008
This recipe is awesome. Don't worry if you don't have rose water it will still taste just fine.
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2010
Holy Moly I got the hubby to eat a peach!! He usually won't have anything to do with them. I didn't have any rose water (could have made some if I had been a little more prepared but it didn't hurt the tastiness) and I cut the skin off of the chicken thighs-butter AND skin seemed excessive. To brown the thighs it took a little more than 15 minutes (probably 20).
(5)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2008
This recipe is awesome. Don't worry if you don't have rose water it will still taste just fine.
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2009
Made exactly as stated and it was extremely pretty and tasted great. Mine got a wee bit overcooked as the phone rang just before serving but not the recipe fault. This would be lovely as a dish to serve company and I think other fruits or nuts could be used too.
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2008
I added a grated onion to the peaches plus 1 tp of cinammon to the sugar over the peaches. I think it will be great also with quinces. In that case add more sugar.
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2009
Yummy! This recipe hit the spot for me. I had a bunch of peaches to use up and found this recipe. I used breasts as it's what I had and followed another's advice and used some diced onion and a sprinkle of cinnamon as well. Will definitely add it to my rotation. Thanks!
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2012
I added a little cinnamon and 3 sweet potatoes cut into medallions at the beginning. This recipe has a unique flavor that I loved. Served on white rice with the pan sauce. It turned out perfect.
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2011
Excellent! I was looking for something savory to make with an overabundance of fresh peaches and this sounded interesting. I loved it! I tasted the honey-butter sauce after pouring it over the chicken and was horrified at the extremely salty taste but that went away. I used the rosewater because I had it but don't go out of your way to buy it; the flavor doesn't really come through (that was kind of a disappointment). I used boneless skinless chicken breasts because that's all we eat and seared them on the stovetop in a little additional butter. I then added the sliced peaches and poured the sauce over all. I didn't use the tablespoon of sugar. I then put the skillet in the oven and baked for 20 minutes at 400. The result was delicious! A bite of chicken & peach together was wonderful! I highly recommend using the toasted slivered almonds because they add a welcome crunch and flavor.
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2011
Wonderful! I used vanilla instead of rose water. There were 2 pieces leftover so I am making chicken salad for lunch.
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2010
Holy Moly I got the hubby to eat a peach!! He usually won't have anything to do with them. I didn't have any rose water (could have made some if I had been a little more prepared but it didn't hurt the tastiness) and I cut the skin off of the chicken thighs-butter AND skin seemed excessive. To brown the thighs it took a little more than 15 minutes (probably 20).
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2009
I just made this dish tonight and my boyfriend and I loved it. All the flavors worked really well together and I think that it could be very versatile. The next time I make it I think I'll add just a little garlic to the sauce but you could easily add cinnamon cloves or any number of spices and still have it come out amazing.
(5)