Grilled Chicken and Peach Salad with Peach-Sesame Vinaigrette

Ahhh…ripe summer peaches. What can’t ya do with ‘um?
There’s no better ice-cream, cobblers, jams, or right off the tree, they’re tops!
Well, grilling ’em does amazing things too!
We grilled chicken-peach kabobs, added them to a light composed salad with a luscious dressing, for a perfectly delightful summer dinner on the patio.
Grilled Chicken and Peach Salad with Peach-Sesame Vinaigrette
will become a new way to indulge in a (low-carb), satisfying meal that is just peachy!
You’ll need 2 pounds of skinless chicken breast, diet-7up, fresh garlic and soy sauce.

With a sharp chef’s knife, slice chicken breast into bite-size pieces.

Put it in a zip-top bag and add 7 Up, soy sauce, and crushed garlic cloves.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight is even better.

Pit and slice peaches and thread them lengthwise on skewers with 2 or 3 slices of marinated chicken between. I make 8 skewers, 2 for each salad.
I like to make little skewers with veggies that I garnish with. I used sweet onion here, (love red and green onions too), along with green pepper. Grill what ever you enjoy, your favorites.
My guy is “King of his Grill.” He likes his super kabob grill that rotates the skewers. You can use wooden skewers too, just be sure to oil your grill first so they don’t stick. Cook till they’re done. Early in the day, I like to wash and get my greens ready. I mostly use romaine and green leaf lettuce with baby spinach. I sliced cucumbers, made some “carrot chop-stix” sliced a few strawberries and toasted my sesame seeds. I put all the greens in a large bowl with paper-towels between layers and got it crispy and chilled…and all ready… yeah!
In a food processor or blender make Peach-Sesame Vinaigrette. Chill it and blend the flavors for at least an hour before serving.


Grilled Chicken and Peach Salad with Peach-Sesame Vinaigrette

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless, chicken breast
  • 2 cups diet 7-up (or any lemon-lime soda)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves, smashed garlic
  • 2 to 3 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced into 8 wedges
  • 1 sliced green pepper, sliced into wedges
  • 1/3 head of romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 head red-leaf lettuce
  • 1/3 bunch baby spinach leaves
  • onion
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 2 peeled and sliced carrots
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and halved

Slice chicken breast into bite-size pieces. Put in a zip-top bag with 7-up, soy sauce, and garlic. Refrigerate for 4 hours or even overnight. Early in the day, wash and tear lettuce into bite-size pieces and layer with paper towels to crisp. Prepare kabobs by pitting and slicing peaches and threading them onto skewers lengthwise with 2 or 3 chicken pieces between. Also, make small kabobs of veggies, onions and peppers, to garnish with. Grill over medium heat till done. To compose each salad, divide green on 4 large plates. arrange sliced cucumbers, strawberries, carrot sticks, crossed like chopsticks. Top with 2 large skewers and then garnish with grilled onions and peppers. Drizzle with Peach-Sesame Dressing, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve with love.

Peach-Sesame Vinaigrette

  • 1 ripe peach, pitted and unpeeled
  • 4 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 6 Tbsp. rice vinegar, seasoned
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds, plus 4 Tbsp. for garnish

Mix peach, oils, honey and vinegar in a food processor or blender until smooth. Pour into a serving bowl and add the sesame seeds. Chill for an hour before serving.

Have a sensational peachy week all!

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Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 22 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

25 Comments

  1. Debbie

    Oh. My. Word.
    I see a lot of recipes out here in blogland, but very few which have made my mouth water looking at them as much as this one did. I am absolutely positive that my husband (who has to eat more chicken these days) will love this.

    And I really love the little veggie garnish thingies too! Pretty AND tasty. We’re smack in Vidalia onion country here so it’ll be Vidalias for us.

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  2. Amber

    This sounds delish, I think we will give it a try this week (I hope its going to be a busy week.)

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  3. Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    One word – “wow”! This looks great, I’m shooting a link over to my foodie friend, she’ll love this-thanks!

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  4. Pam

    Thank you so much for your kind words you left the other day on my blog. Your words of encouragement and prayers are greatly appreciated!

    I am going to try this recipe this week. All of your recipes are feasts for the eyes and tummy!:-)

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  5. Carol at Serendipity

    This looks absolutely incredibly delicious. I am saving this one. Yum…..

    Carol

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  6. Heidi

    Wow, my mouth is watering. We’re just now getting the grill fired up, I think I’ll try grilling the peaches I got at the farmers market yesterday morning! Your recipes sound delicious and very tasty!
    XO
    Heidi – Heart and Home

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  7. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com

    Oh this looks so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing such a great summer recipe. I can’t wait to try it. 🙂

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  8. Chef Dennis

    now those kabobs look delicious!! gotta love fresh peaches!

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  9. Jeanette

    I have just found your website & I am enjoying browsing through the archives. This recipe sounds so delicious. I am looking forward to making it!

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  10. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace

    WOW! This looks like such a wonderful meal! Perfect for this season. Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

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  11. amanda persinger

    OMG!! This looks SO good and I love that kabob thing ; ) where can you get those? Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! Can’t wait to try it!! Have a wonderful week!

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  12. Mary

    This is a really nice recipe and I especially like the fact that it is different than most grill recipes that are being bandied about now. Please tell the grill chef I send my compliments.
    I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

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  13. Julie Harward

    WOW…this looks so very delish to me! I want to do this right now…thanks for sharing it! Loved the post below too! 😀

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  14. Brianna!

    oh my gooooodness
    this sound perfecto

    loveLOVE
    B’s

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  15. Ma What's 4 dinner

    I used to hate peaches. I mean really hate peaches, it was bad, I blame it on poor judgement and a 6 pack of peach wine coolers in high school. Anyway, 20 or so years later I’m back baby. I can’t get enough of them now. Can’t wait to try this one out! Thanks for the recipe.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  16. Shirley

    Looks delicious!! I need to go buy a small grill that I can handle! I can just imagine how wonderful this must taste!!

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  17. Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe

    I have a whole basket of chilton county peaches~ this looks awesome. Definitely a friday’s favorite!

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  18. Suzy

    Those look awesome. We love kabobs and I have peaches. Might have to give it a try.

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  19. Jacqueline

    We are a little bit behind here and our peaches are not ready yet, but I can’t wait to try these when they come out. I think I should try a whole week of cooking wonderful recipes I find on other blogs. My mouth is literally watering. I need to go to bed and get away from Foodie Fridays before I raid the fridge.

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  20. Jerri

    Wow. I’ve never heard of grilling peaches before! I guess we really do learn something new every day! Your kabobs look great!

    Thanks for stopping by for Friday Favorites!

    Reply

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