Peach Caprese Grilled Chicken with Aleppo Pepper

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peach caprese grilled chicken aleppo pepper victoria gourmet recipe

This summer dish offers unexpected flavor combinations, a rainbow of colors, and a variety of textures. I like to serve this family style with crusty bread to soak up all the incredible juices. 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Aleppo Pepper
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
3 peaches, halved, pitted
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 cup fresh basil, torn into pieces

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cook Time: 
10 minutes
Total Time: 
25 minutes
Serving size: 
4

Directions

1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high. Then oil the grill. (Using tongs dip a folded paper towel dipped into the oil).
2. In a small jar combine the mustard, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and 1/3 cup olive oil. Seal the jar and shake until emulsified. Set vinaigrette aside.
3. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over chicken. Season with remaining teaspoon of salt and the Aleppo Pepper. Place the chicken on grill and cook 3-5 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 160ºF.
4. Brush remaining tablespoon of oil over cut side of peaches. Grill cut side down for 2-3 minutes or until peaches are warm and have grill marks. Remove from the grill and cut into 1/2 inch slices.
5. Arrange the chicken on a serving platter. Top with mozzarella, peaches, and basil. Drizzle with lemon vinaigrette. Serve warm.

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Recipe Tip:
Chicken cutlets can be substituted. If using reduce grilling time to 2-3 minutes per side.
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