Sautéed Chicken with Spicy Peach Salsa

by Michelle on August 20, 2010

I read an interesting question a few days ago, “Are Celebrity Chefs Good or Bad for the Food Industry?” But what exactly is a Celebrity Chef? Someone who graduated from Culinary School, authored a few cookbooks and then appears on the TV circuit with 15-minute cooking demonstrations? Or better yet a TV reality show? Rocco Dispirito had his reality TV Show, The Restaurant, but eventually Rocco was fired by his partner and the show ended! Or maybe someone like Emeril Lagasse that has a TV Cooking Show with well known celebrities as guests? And then there’s Gordon Ramsay with his reality show, Hell’s Kitchen? What is that all about? I worked in fine dining restaurants for years and I never saw anyone act quite like Gordon Ramsay! And I can’t end the list without mentioning Anthony Bourdain’s, globe hopping No Reservations! I just love it that Anthony travels the world in search of interesting dishes and then actually sits down with locals and eats at their family dinner table!

What is your definition of a Celebrity Chef?

Mr. Tastebuds watches most of the cooking shows, from Top Chef to Saturday morning reruns of Julia Child’s The French Chef! He loves the cooking shows. I don’t watch many but I happen to see an episode of The Next Food Network Star and they were auditioning perspective chefs and one of them made a delicious sounding Chicken with Peach Salsa. Since I love nothing better then peaches and the Michigan Peaches are finally ready I could not wait to whip up my own version. Not only was it a very pretty dish, it was delicious and so easy to make.







Sautéed Chicken with Spicy Peach Salsa
Recipe developed by BigBlackDog

Chicken:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 c flour
2/3 c pecans, ground very fine (or you can use ground walnuts or almonds)
Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste
1-2 TBL Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salsa:
2 c peaches, chopped
1 c red onion, chopped
1/4 c fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 fresh lime, juiced (abt 2 TBL lime juice)
1 medium sized Jalapeno Pepper, seeded and minced
2 TBL white sugar

About 3 hours before you are going to use, cut the Peaches into bite-sized pieces and place in a small Tupperware like container. Add Onion, Lime Juice, Cilantro, Jalapeno and Sugar and gently toss. Refrigerate.

Combine flour, ground pecans, salt and pepper, mix well.

In a heavy-bottomed saute pan heat oil.

Lightly flatten chicken breasts with a mallet. Bread each breast in the flour/nut mix and place in the saute pan. Saute until golden brown on each side and the juices run clean when pierced with a fork.

Plate chicken and spoon the peach salsa over the chicken. Serve immediately.








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  • Pattie and Allie August 20, 2010 at 6:06 am

    YUM! I just opened our last jar of the peach apple salsa I made last year- time for a new batch!
    xoxo Pattie

  • Bonnie August 20, 2010 at 9:23 am

    All I can say is Yum!!!!

  • Chaya August 20, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I just made a chicken dish for this evening and was planning on making salmon. I am not sure, I will be able to pull this off but it sounds possible to me, to take this recipe and apply it to salmon with some alterations. I am going to try to remember to let you know how it works out.

    Note: It sounds this good that I can’t wait for the next time, I make chicken. Thanks, Michelle.

  • Jenny Flake August 20, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Looks so good Michelle! Wish I had a nice bowl right now!!

  • Kat August 20, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I love No Reservations! He is just so real (Anthony). I enjoy a lot of the cooking shows and have never seen so many Celebrity Chefs on TV before. I wonder sometimes how there could possible be one more !! Enjoyed the post.

  • Tracy August 20, 2010 at 11:59 am

    That salsa looks mouth-watering! Yum!!

  • Kayte August 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    That does look pretty and delicious. As many recipes as I steal from you, I am thinking that YOU are the celebrity chef I depend upon most to give me inspiration and great recipes. That’s my vote.

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  • Mimi August 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Michelle,
    That really looks fantastic. I glad I have a few peaches left on my tree so I can give this a try.
    Mimi

  • pam August 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I canned some peach salsa a couple of years ago, and it was the first one that we used up!

  • Jen @ How To: Simplify August 20, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I love the colors of this spicy peach salsa! It looks so fun and flavorful!

  • Gypsyhooker August 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I’ve got the salsa in the fridge letting it sit till tomorrow. OMG it tastes soooo good. I made the chicken today to go with some of my pasta with spinach pesto. Blergghhh! Off to enjoy my food coma now.

  • Susan August 22, 2010 at 9:11 am

    What a wonderful combination of flavors! I love the sound of the jalapeno with the sweet peaches. You’re right, it is beautiful too!

  • kat August 23, 2010 at 11:26 am

    This is totally making my mouth water!

  • Cookin' Canuck August 25, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I can think of many uses for this salsa – love the sweet and spicy combination. As for celebrity chefs, they definitely have their place. I have my favorites and others I can’t stand to watch.

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