peach salsa over chicken

Just Peachy!

Did you know August is National Peach Month? Here in the Peach State, we are always excited to enjoy sweet, fresh peaches not just in August, but all throughout the summer season. To celebrate, try this delicious and healthy recipe from the Georgia Peach Council.

Grilled Chicken With Cucumber Peach Salsa

(Serves 4)

Salsa Ingredients:
2 cups peaches, peeled and chopped
1 cup English cucumber, chopped
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Chicken Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil


1. In a medium bowl, combine peaches, cucumber, pepper, and lime juice and set aside.
2. Preheat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.  With a sharp knife, slice chicken breasts horizontally to yield two cutlets.  Sprinkle both sides of chicken with pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Grill chicken for 3 minutes per side or until done.
3. Stir feta and mint into salsa, spoon over chicken, and serve.

The Georgia Peach Council has a lot of interesting information on its website, including a history of the peach in Georgia, profiles of individual growers and more.