A little bit of sweet and a little bit of heat makes this quick and easy recipe a delicious dinner dish. The Chinese Five Spice Blend is perfect on the chicken and the Ginger & Spice Blend absolutely makes the sauce! What a great way to use fresh or canned peaches. This one will surely be a family favorite. Delish!!
3 skinless/boneless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)
1 tsp Chinese Five Spice Blend
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Tblspns vegetable oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 large green pepper, cut in square pieces
1 1/2 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced*
1 cup catsup
1/2 cup peach preserves, liquefied by heating in the microwave for 40-50 seconds*
2 Tblspns soy sauce
1 tsp Ginger & Spice Blend
*You can substitute a 16 ounce can of sliced peaches, with reserved syrup
Directions: Cut the chicken in thin strips and then sprinkle the strips with the salt, pepper, and Chinese Five Spice Blend. Stir-fry the seasoned chicken strips in the oil for about two minutes. Add the onion and continue frying until the onion is tender-crisp. Make the sauce in a small bowl by combining the catsup, liquefied peach preserves, and enough water to make two cups of liquid (Note: if using canned peaches use the reserved peach syrup with the catsup to make the sauce). Pour the sauce over the chicken and onions. Add the soy sauce and the Ginger & Spice Blend and stir to combine. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the green pepper and peaches. Replace the cover and continue cooking for about 5 more minutes. Serve hot over rice or noodles.