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August 22, 2012

TT w/Linky: The Almighty Peach & Peachy Chicken Salad

It's National Peach Day today and it just so happens I like mine best with a dab of whipped cream.  But today, Cheerios along with creamy whole milk will have to do....

Fun Peach Fact:

The state of Georgia is actually ranked 3rd in peach production, behind California {1st} and South Carolina {2nd}.

California: 796 million pounds, annually.
South Carolina: 111 million pounds, annually.
Georgia: 86 million pounds, annually.

Thankful Thursday this week is all about my love for peaches.
How do you like to eat yours??

Peach growing Statistics found here.

Peachy Chicken Salad

Makes 4 servings
3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 large peaches, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded cabbage (Napa, red, green, or substitute broccoli slaw)
4 large Bibb lettuce leaves
2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted

1/4 cup champagne vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
2 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

1. Heat grill pan or grill to medium-high heat.
2. Spray the pan or grill with cooking spray, and place the chicken on it. Grill 5 to 6 minutes on each side until done.
3. Shred or chop the chicken and add it to the mixing bowl along with peaches, carrots, and cabbage.
4. Place the dressing ingredients in a separate mixing bowl; whisk to combine.
5. Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and toss gently.
6. Arrange one leaf of Bibb lettuce on each plate. Divide the peachy chicken salad among the four plates.
7. Garnish with goat cheese and toasted walnuts. Serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy WebMD

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