Grilled Peach Mojito Chicken

Mojitos are a cool and crisp beverage made with sugar, lime juice, club soda, rum, and the all important muddled mint leaves. Mojitos are a refreshing cocktail, but the ingredient list gave us an idea for a dinner recipe: peach mojito chicken. Grilled chicken topped with a sauce of peaches, mint, and honey is much lighter compared to the usual grill routine of chicken glazed in barbecue sauce. We love the refreshing combination of sweet and savory going on here; it’s the perfect summertime meal.

Grilled Peach Mojito Chicken
40 minutes to prepare serves 4

2 peaches
1 pound thin sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 limes, juiced
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons fresh mint, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Using a mason jar, combine lime juice, olive oil, honey, chopped mint, salt, and pepper. Shake for 1-2 minutes to combine.
Place chicken into a resealable plastic bag. Pour ½ of marinade into bag and marinate chicken for 10-15 minutes.
Cut peaches into slices, with skin, and set aside.
Set grill or skillet to medium heat and season with oil.
Place chicken and peaches onto grill or in skillet. Cook chicken for 5 minutes per side, or until thoroughly cooked. Use same cooking time for peaches, flipping after 5 minutes to opposite side.
Remove peaches and place into a bowl. Toss with remaining marinade.
Place chicken on serving platter or plate. Top with grilled peaches and mint mixture.

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