© William Meppem
Chicken with Peach-Jalapeño Salsa
- SERVINGS: 4
- 2 large peaches—peeled, pitted and cut into 1/3-inch dice
- 1 medium jalapeño chile, seeded and minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup plain dry bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 4 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 6 tablespoons peanut oil, for frying
- In a bowl, combine the peaches, jalapeño, lime juice and sugar.
- In a large bowl, toss together the flour, bread crumbs, cornmeal, salt, thyme and cayenne. Put the chicken in a bowl of cool water. Remove the breast halves one at a time, let the excess water drip off and coat them thoroughly with the seasoned flour mixture.
- Heat 1/4 cup of the oil in a large heavy skillet. Add the chicken, skinned side down, and cook over moderately high heat until golden on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Turn the breasts and add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Cook, turning occasionally, until the chicken is browned and cooked through, about 11 minutes longer. Serve with the peach-jalapeño salsa.