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We’re excited about this new recipe because it gives us many ways to enjoy local produce! The base is a simple BBQ Sauce made with Ontario nectarines and red peppers. Then, cook chicken with the sauce using a simple foil package in your oven, on your BBQ or even over fire if you are camping! Of course the cooking times will vary, but each method will result in a tasty dinner. Just be sure to cook the chicken until it has reached a minimum internal temperature of 165°. In our oven at 350°, this took 25 minutes.

We served this with a pita but you could also enjoy it served over rice or as a stir-fry. The sauce is actually so tasty you can even eat it uncooked as part of a sandwich, just leave out the chicken altogether. If you don’t have nectarines on hand, remember Ontario peaches are a great substitution!

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Nectarine & Peppers Cooked in Foil with Chicken
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely diced Ontario nectarine (or peach) (About 2 nectarines)
  • 1/3 cup finely diced Ontario greenhouse Red Pepper
  • ½ cup finely diced red pepper
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup orange juice (alternately you could use bourbon)
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • ½ tbsp dried red pepper flakes – optional
  • Salt and pepper to suit your taste
  • 6 skinless boneless chicken thighs or 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts, chopped into bite sized pieces

Instructions

  1. Finely chop your nectarine and pepper, set aside.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients except the fruit and chicken in a bowl. Stir to combine. Mix in the nectarine and pepper. This is your BBQ sauce, set aside.
  3. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and evenly divide the chicken in the centre of 4 pieces of foil. Top each foil parcel with 4-5 tablespoons for homemade BBQ Sauce. Carefully wrap it up and place it on a baking sheet to cook in the oven. Cook until chicken is 165° degrees. In our oven on 350°, this took 25 minutes. You can also cook the foil packages on a BBQ or over a campfire.

Notes

To serve, enjoy in a pita with rice, lettuce, green onion and a little bit of grated cheese. Other uses are spooned over rice or another grain of your choice. Alternatively keep the BBQ sauce on its own and use it uncooked as a sandwich condiment with other vegetables, cheese and/or meats.

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https://producemadesimple.ca/nectarine-peppers-bbq-sauce/

Get inspired and watch our recipe video!

https://youtu.be/pXeR4plbIOQ

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