Chicken and Peach Salad


Chicken and Peach Salad

Peach, undoubtedly, is one of the most delicious summer fruits. It consists of 89% of water and it is very rich in vitamins C and E. it also has natural fibers that protect our bodies from “bad” cholesterol. It contains phosphorus, iron, calcium and many antioxidants that help us maintain a good health.

Alexander the Great was the person who brought peach to Greece. Initially this fruit was cultivated in China. First testimonies originate from 2,000BC. From China it spread to Persia. When Alexander conquered Persia, he was introduced to peach and his merits. From his ancestors and soldiers this fruit came to Greece. Because of our temperate climate, peach found a very fertile soil and perfect weather conditions to flourish.

Chicken and Peach Salad

Greece produces about 380.000 tons of peaches per year and is fourth in European peach production and eighth in the world.  Greece is the largest producer of canned peaches and first in their export. This fruit constitutes a major source of income for many towns here and it is also a very important produce in Greek agriculture.

Because of my constant weight watch, I consume a tremendous amount of salads throughout the year. Especially during summer, I consider salad to be an excellent choice not only because of the vitamins, fibers and antioxidants, but also because of the fact that it is a filling, light meal. I try one of my two major meals to be a salad and for that reason I always try new recipes that either make myself or find in other blogs or books.

Chicken and Peach Salad

I also love the combination of sweet and savory and thus I always try to sneak in something that will give a sweet note to my savory meals. I saw the first peaches in the farmers market the other day and I couldn’t restrain myself from buying a few to try the sweet summer taste. After I satiated my appetite, I had a couple left and I thought of making a salad.

This salad is ideal if you have leftover chicken and you want to completely revamp it. Otherwise you can rub couple of boneless, skinless chicken breasts with your favorite rub and bake them until very well done.

Greek yogurt gives a somewhat tangy flavor and the addition of chives and wine makes the sauce very aromatic but still quite light. I totally recommend it for both light meal and / or a great salad for a buffet. It is easy, quick and can make it ahead of time and put it in the fridge.

Chicken and Peach Salad

 

5.0 from 2 reviews
Chicken and Peach Salad
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Appetizer
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 2 cups of rotisserie chicken, cut in small cubes size of a dice
  • 1 large peach or 2 small, skinless cut in small cubes size of a dice (the sweetness is up to you. If you want it sweet add two, if you want the chicken to play the major role add only one)
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 4 tbsp dry white wine
  • 75 gr. 2.6 oz. mayo, full fat
  • 80 gr. / 3 oz. Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a pot pour the wine and the 2 tbsp of fresh chives and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove and let cool for about 15 minutes.
  3. In a bowl add the rest of the ingredients plus the 1 tsp of fresh chives and mix.
  4. Take the wine/chives batter and pour through a fine strainer and press the chives until they extract as much of their essence as possible.
  5. Add 1 tbsp of the essence to the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  6. Refrigerate for at least couple of hours and then is ready to be served with pitas or any other warm bread.

 
5.0 from 2 reviews
Σαλάτα με Κοτόπουλο και Ροδάκινο
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Ορεκτικό
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 2 φλιτζάνια έτοιμο κοτόπουλο, κομμένο σε μικρούς κύβους σε μέγεθος ζαριού
  • 1 ροδάκινο μεγάλο ή 2 μικρά, καθαρισμένο κομμένο σε μικρούς κύβους σε μέγεθος ζαριού (η γλυκύτητα είναι στο χέρι σας. Αν τη θέλετε γλυκιά προσθέστε δύο ροδάκινα, αν θέλετε το κοτόπουλο να παίξει τον σημαντικότερο ρόλο βάλτε μόνο ένα)
  • 2 κ.σ. φρέσκο σχοινόπρασο, ψιλοκομμένο
  • 4 κ.σ. λευκό ξηρό κρασί
  • 75 γρ. μαγιονέζα
  • 80 γρ. γιαούρτι
  • ½ κ.γ. μουστάρδα σκόνη
  • 1 κ.γ. ζάχαρη άχνη
  • 1 κ.γ. φρέσκο σχοινόπρασο, ψιλοκομμένο
  • Αλάτι και πιπέρι
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Σε μια κατσαρόλα ρίξτε το κρασί και τα 2 κ.σ. φρέσκο σχοινόπρασο και σιγοβράστε για περίπου 10 λεπτά.
  2. Αφαιρέστε και αφήστε να κρυώσει για περίπου 15 λεπτά.
  3. Σε ένα μπολ προσθέστε τα υπόλοιπα υλικά συν το υπόλοιπο 1 κ.γ. σχοινόπρασο και ανακατέψτε.
  4. Πάρτε το μίγμα κρασιού/σχοινόπρασουκαι περάστε το μέσα από σουρωτήρι πατώντας το σχοινόπρασο, μέχρι να βγάλει όσο περισσότερο από την ουσία του.
  5. Προσθέστε 1 κουταλιά της σούπας από αυτό στα υπόλοιπα υλικά και ανακατέψτε καλά.
  6. Βάλτε στο ψυγείο για τουλάχιστον δύο ώρες και στη συνέχεια όταν είναι έτοιμο σερβίρετε με πίτες ή οποιοδήποτε άλλο ζεστό ψωμί.

 

 

29 Responses to Chicken and Peach Salad

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  1. grace says:

    i was expected some grilled chicken with sliced peaches on top of greens based on your title, but this is much better! the peaches are a unique and very appealing addition!

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  3. Και ροδακινο??? Πρωτοτυπο!

    https://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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  5. mjskitchen says:

    With 100F temperatures right now this salad would a cool and refreshing meal. Perfect for the summer! I see a Costco run for the chicken and peaches.

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  7. I love salads with fruit in them….and chicken in a salad…even better! :)

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  9. I had no idea Greece produces so many peaches! My own little peach tree is loaded with fruit this year so maybe we will give this recipe a try. :-)

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  11. Susan says:

    I didn’t realize that Greece was such a big peach producer, Katerina! I eat lots of salads in the summer as well and this one sounds so delicious.

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  13. I love sweet and savory combinations too, this salad sounds wonderful!

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  15. Karen says:

    Thanks for sharing at Let’s Get Real Friday. I wish there was something I could use instead of mayo. I won’t eat that stuff any longer.

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  17. I loved reading the history of peaches and think your recipe is fabulous. It’s so refreshing….perfect for summer!

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  19. This sounds wonderful! I love the combo of chicken & peaches :-)

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  21. Ilka says:

    Chicken Peach Salad sounds like a great combo, especially for Summer!

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  23. Hadia says:

    What a lovely, enticing summer salad!And the presentation is nice as well.

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  25. Kelly says:

    I love chicken salad with apples or raisins so why not peaches? It sounds wonderful! Thank you for the great recipe :-)

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  27. Miz Helen says:

    Your Chicken and Peach Salad looks amazing and we will just love it! Hope you have a very special Fathers Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  29. Pam says:

    Great, unique recipe! I would’ve never combined chicken and peaches but it sounds delicious and is a must try! Thanks!

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  31. Juliana says:

    I have never had chicken with peach…sounds interesting…since I like poultry with fresh fruit, I am sure that I will like this salad…perfect for the summer. Thanks for the inspiration Katerina!
    Hope you are having a great week :)

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  33. This is one of the easiest salads I’ve seen! It must taste incredible, too, with all those ingredients, especially the peaches. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  35. kushi says:

    Love the combo here. YUMMY!

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  37. Sissi says:

    As a fellow constant weight watcher, I know what you mean… finding new salad-meal ideas is so important! This is one of the most original salads I’ve ever seen. At first I thought peaches were such an unusual item in savoury salads, but now I think it’s the wine’s presence in the sauce! I love this idea (and peaches are at the top 3 of my favourite fruits! we don’ have them yet here, so I’m patiently waiting…).

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  39. Ola says:

    Very nice, my style of Home made salad😀

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  41. Love peaches. Just had one for breakfast, actually. :-) And they’re nice when mixed in savory salads. This looks exceptional — thanks so much.

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  43. I often have half of a roasted chicken left over and this sounds like a delicious way of using it. I like how you made the essence of the chives for added savory flavor in your salad.

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  45. What a lovely light salad. My family will adore the addition of peaches!!

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  47. mia xara says:

    I love peaches , they’re a wonderful addition to this salad :) Have a great week, Katerina, XOXO

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  49. Sues says:

    I love how educational your posts always are :) And I LOVE this salad idea!

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  51. manu says:

    This salad looks so fresh and perfect for summer time!
    Thanks for sharing

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  53. Sarah says:

    Love this salad! I love chicken salads with fruit and peaches are a lovely creative idea.

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  55. Kate says:

    I never see Peaches in salads. This is a wonderful idea.

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  57. Very appetizing and just the right one for my lunch!

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