Grilled Peach & Chicken Salad is a summer dream! Succulent peaches are grilled alongside the chicken until perfectly seared with grill marks. Top the salad with the grilled peaches, chicken, homemade garlic croutons and bleu cheese. Drizzle with a white wine honey vinaigrette and you have a salad loaded full of summer flavor! This salad is perfect for sitting out on the back deck, listening to the crickets sing and sun set.
What I Love About this Salad
When it comes to salads, I need to have something semi-hassle-free, otherwise I won’t want to make one at home haha. BUT, this Grilled Peach & Chicken Salad fits that bill and it’s one of the reasons I love it so much!
All you need are a few simple ingredients, a hot grill (or grill pan) and a hungry appetite. You can have this scrumptious summer dinner ready to go in 30 minutes!
Also, can we just talk once again about my love for peaches? Because I LOVE peaches!
How to Make Grilled Peach & Chicken Salad
The first step to creating this salad is getting the chicken going on the grill (or grill pan indoors – check out this one!). Preheat your grill to medium heat, lightly coat the chicken with a little olive oil (helps it not stick to the grill) and seasoned salt and grill until perfectly cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.
When the chicken has about 5 minutes left on the grill, you want to bring out your peach slices! Now, grilling peaches can seem like a weird thing to do, but it helps give the peaches such a fun flavor! The sugars naturally caramelize and they become warm and sweet. To grill the peaches, let them grill on each side for a couple minutes just to get the grill marks. Carefully use a pair of tongs to flip and remove the peaches from the grill.
Next up comes the homemade croutons! They are SO worth it (and can even be made days in advance), but store-bought also works well if you don’t want to make homemade. If you haven’t tried making homemade croutons, I highly recommend it. All you need is a few slices of Italian/Tuscan/Country/Baguette bread, butter and about 5 minutes of time.
The final step before assembling is whipping up a quick vinegarette made out of dijon mustard, white wine vinegar and honey. It’s to die for!
Ways to Customize this Salad
Another thing that a salad needs to be for me to make it is customizeable. That way you can work it into any night of the week depending what you have on hand! Don’t like blue cheese or don’t have any on hand? Sub in feta or goat cheese! Don’t want to make a homemade dressing? Use your favorite store-bought! Laid out salmon instead of chicken? Grill it up! Don’t want to grill the peaches? Leave them raw! The possibilities are endless…
After you take a bite out of this Grilled Peach & Chicken Salad, you will be surrounded by summer flavor! We love to whip up this recipe as a quick and delicious weeknight meal after a long, hot day. It’s so refreshing and vibrant!
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