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Barbara's Peachy Chicken

2 - 3 servings
Prep info
10 min prep + 5 min brown + 1hr15min bake + 15 min bake
Prep time
Not set
Cook time
1 hour, 45 minutes
Time required
1 hour, 45 minutes
Oven preheat
Mains - Misc


  • 2 chicken breast (two small or one large, as needed to feed your crowd)
  • 1/2 c Flour (Plain)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 T butter (14g)
  • 1 T oil
  • 1/3 c orange juice
  • 2 t vinegar
  • 2 t Sugar (Brown)
  • 1/2 t dried basil
  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 t Salt (Table)
  • 2 peaches (either canned drained halves (one half a 16oz can) or fresh, skinned, pitted, and halved)


Shake chicken pieces in bag with flour, salt & pepper to taste; brown in butter & oil.

Place chicken in a greased casserole dish. Combine orange juice with vinegar, sugar, basil, nutmeg, and salt; pour over chicken. Cover and bake at 375F for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until tender.

Then place peach halves between chicken pieces, baste well, and bake uncovered for 15 minutes longer.


SJ Note 12 Aug 2010: This is good!  Nice and moist, tender, flavorful.  I found the orange juice a bit too strong, so I've reduced that amount a bit.  The original called for basting often, but I only basted when I uncovered the dish, and it was still tender and moist, so I've eliminated that instruction.  This does need a bit more salt, so I've added some to the orange juice mixture.  If you use fresh peaches, remember to blanch them ( ) to make peeling easier.  Tasty, definitely a keeper - a nice summery dish.