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Food52 Resident Rick Martinez’s Grilled Chicken Thighs with Peach-Dijon Glaze

  • Author: Misfits Market


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for serving
  • 1 1/3 cup peach preserves
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic clove, finely grated, divided
  • 1 pound kale or leafy green lettuce
  • 4 large ripe peaches, cut into wedges
  • 1 pint mixed small tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallion
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice


  1. Season chicken thighs generously on both sides with salt and pepper. Place chicken on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet uncovered at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  2. Bring peach preserves, mustard, vinegar, half of garlic, and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until very thick and jammy, 8-10 minutes. Keep warm until ready to glaze the chicken.
  3. Prepare a grill or large grill pan for medium-high heat. Oil the grill grates.
  4. Grill chicken, turning and basting often with reduced peach glaze, until cooked through, 6–8 minutes.
  5. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes then slice into 1/2-inch pieces. Reserve remaining glaze for serving.
  6. Whisk lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, remaining garlic, remaining 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl until combined; season with additional salt if necessary. Toss kale, peaches, tomatoes, basil, mint, parsley, chives, and half of dressing together in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper. When ready to serve, toss with remaining dressing and top with a drizzle of olive oil.
  7. Serve chicken over salad with reserved glaze alongside.


If using a large grill pan, grill in batches if necessary.