Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Millions of Peaches, Peaches for Me...

Who knows this song? "Going to the country...gonna eat me a lot of peaches...Going to the country, gonna peaches. Peaches come from a can, they were put there by a man..."

Or how about, "Really like your peaches want to shake your tree."

Ever notice there are a lot of songs about peaches?  Probably because they are freaking delicious! Or because they are such a sign of late summer.  Or because every loves them...I mean, does anyone not love them?

But enough reminiscing over slightly inappropriate peach songs with female body part innuendos.  How about I just share a peach recipe with you?

Chicken, Peaches, Green Beans, and Orzo

Effort Meter (1 to 5): 3.5
Delicious Meter (1 to 5): 3.5
Serving Suggestion: I serve this alone, as a one-dish recipe, but a nice spinach salad and bread would work too.  Makes four servings.
Weight Watcher Points - 11 points for 1/4 of the recipe.

1-1/3 C of dry Orzo
Fresh Green Beans, trimmed
1 lb of Chicken Breasts, thawed or fresh
2 Peaches, cut into wedges
2 TBSP Olive Oil
4 oz herb-flavored cheese (you can use feta, or I used some herb-flavored cheese curds from the discount counter in the cheese aisle
Dried Thyme
Garlic Salt


1. In a large saucepan, cook orzo until tender in water.  Add green beans to water/orzo mix for last five minutes.  Drain (but do not rinse).  This will be tricky because orzo will slide through most colanders, so you may have to use a slotted spoon.

2. Coat chicken and peaches with olive oil (I use a spritzer) and lightly coat with a rub of thyme spice, salt, pepper, and garlic salt.

3. Grill chicken and peaches on the BBQ until no longer pink and the chicken and peaches have grill marks.

4. Add all ingredients including chicken, peaches, orzo, green beans, and cheese to saucepan and add remaining olive oil.  Toss over high heat for 1-2 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper, and thyme if needed. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks good. I love your blog's font by the way.