Sweet and Spicy Summer Chicken with Peach Salsa

Author of “Food You Want” Nealy Fischer stops by to make a delicious sweet and spicy summer chicken dinner that everyone will love.

Ingredients for the Marinade

  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 15 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • Pepper, to taste

Ingredients for the Chicken

  • 8-12 chicken thighs, bone in
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Ingredients for the Salsa

  • 2 firm peaches, diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup mint, rough chopped
  • 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • Drizzle of olive oil


Recipe Courtesy Nealy Fischer --
Serving size: 6-8

1. In a blender, combine all marinade ingredients. Set aside.

2. Generously season chicken with salt and pepper.

3. Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag and add marinade. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 1 day. The longer, the better!

4. Preheat oven broiler to HIGH.

5. Transfer marinated chicken from bag to large baking pan and broil for 15 minutes. Remove, flip chicken over and continue to broil for another 10 minutes. Time will depend on your oven and the size of your chicken so watch carefully and remove when edges are charred and chicken is cooked through.

6. While chicken cooks, toss together salsa ingredients.

7. Once chicken is fully cooked, serve with salsa and devour!

Note: This is great on an outdoor grill or smoker!

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