Rushed? Need an elegant main dish to serve for an important occasion, that doesn't take a lot of preparation or time? This is it. This dish is not only easy and quick, it serves up beautifully as well. My family loves it. Tip: For a delicious sauce to serve over the chicken and peaches, mix 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch with 1/2 cup cold water and pour mixture into cooking juices. This mixture will thicken and become a sauce to pour over the chicken and peaches.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • Place chicken in the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Place peach slices over chicken, then sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, ginger, cloves, and lemon juice.

  • Bake for about 30 minutes in the preheated oven, basting often with juices, until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

248.4 calories; 24.6 g protein; 30.3 g carbohydrates; 67.2 mg cholesterol; 68.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2004
Don't let some of the reviews scare you away from trying this wonderful recipe! I almost didn't make this because of many reviews complaining about "the sweetness". I'm glad I did! I started by seasoning my chicken breasts with some white wine vinegar and lemon juice. I used the vinegar to offset the sweetness "problem". I then sprinkled black pepper garlic powder and onion powder over the breasts. I pretty much followed the rest of the recipe as written. I used a fresh peach(with white flesh though) and used a "light" brown sugar to save calories. For the sauce I used a combo of half cold water/half chilled white wine(Pinot Grigio) mixed with the corn starch. I sprinkled a bit of fresh parsley leaves over it all too. The end result was just fantastic and even my boyfriend said he couldn't wait until I made this tasty dish again! And the whole recipe was very quick and easy too. What more could I ask for? Try this you'll love it! Thank you Lor for a delicious recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2003
This was a good dish but the suggestion of making the sauce didn't work at all. I used pineapple in place of the fresh peaches and it turned out well. Next time I'll add coconut for an even more flavorful outcome. Read More
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368 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 150
  • 4 star values: 124
  • 3 star values: 55
  • 2 star values: 27
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
Don't let some of the reviews scare you away from trying this wonderful recipe! I almost didn't make this because of many reviews complaining about "the sweetness". I'm glad I did! I started by seasoning my chicken breasts with some white wine vinegar and lemon juice. I used the vinegar to offset the sweetness "problem". I then sprinkled black pepper garlic powder and onion powder over the breasts. I pretty much followed the rest of the recipe as written. I used a fresh peach(with white flesh though) and used a "light" brown sugar to save calories. For the sauce I used a combo of half cold water/half chilled white wine(Pinot Grigio) mixed with the corn starch. I sprinkled a bit of fresh parsley leaves over it all too. The end result was just fantastic and even my boyfriend said he couldn't wait until I made this tasty dish again! And the whole recipe was very quick and easy too. What more could I ask for? Try this you'll love it! Thank you Lor for a delicious recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2005
This recipe was awsome everyone loved it I used can peaches since they are out of season and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
The sauce in this recipe is one of the best I've ever tasted! I used pork chops instead of chicken seasoned them with meat tenderizer salt and pepper and browned them before assembling and baking the rest of the dish. I bought a large can of peaches and only used about half the can with some of the juice. I wish I had used the whole can as the peaches were so yummy in this dish. At the end of the bake time I put it under the broiler for a few minutes to brown it nicely. The combination of the pork and the peaches and the "to die for peachy clove-y gingery" sauce made this an unforgettable dinner. It was also super easy. I made this for a casual meal at home with my family but would definitely serve it for company too. Thank you for this delicious recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2003
This recipe was delicious but I would add one caution. I made it for a potluck dinner. I prepared it in the afternoon sampled some for lunch to make sure I liked it (which I did) then placed the remainder in an attractive casserole dish to reheat in the microwave later for the dinner. While it smelled and tasted good the chicken absorbed the brown sugar and turned a brownish shade. It was passed over by many people but the ones that did try it said it was good. My recommendation: try it but prepare it then serve it immediately. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2003
This was really good! Like having peach pie for your main course! A really different and unusual chicken recipe. I used half of the brown sugar called for and I think it was more than enough. And I didn't peel the peaches -- not necessary. I think you really need to make this with fresh peaches. Canned just wouldn't be the same. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2003
This was absolutely delicious! The chicken was tender and juicy and I really enjoyed the peach flavour. Like many other reviewers I used canned peaches with the juices. Be sure to use a large can as the cooked peaches are so tasty! Also I did not have ground cloves so I substituted a sprinkling of cinnamon and a genourous amount of freshly ground pepper for some spicy heat. This was a real treat the recipe is a welcome addition to my "Favourites" category and I'll definitely be serving this dish again soon!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2005
I made this as the recipe says only I added a dash of cinnamon. I also cut the chicken into small pieces. I added the water and cornstarch to make a sauce and served over rice. It was delicious. (Oh I also used canned peaches and marinated the chicken in the peach juice from the can for about 2 hours before I cooked it) If you do not like sweet main dishes then you will probably not like this Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2003
Very good we enjoyed it. I doubled the spices and added in some garlic powder. Also I used thawed frozen peaches and added in some soy sauce to help the sweetness people complained about (although I think that comes from using canned peaches in syrup) anyway we did not think it was too sweet. I did not add in water and cornstarch to make a gravy; I thought the juices were just fine as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2003
This chicken was soooo good. Everyone in the house loved it and said we should have it again. I used canned peaches in heavy syrup. It made a nice gravy that we poured over mashed potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2003
This was a good dish but the suggestion of making the sauce didn't work at all. I used pineapple in place of the fresh peaches and it turned out well. Next time I'll add coconut for an even more flavorful outcome. Read More
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