Things are heating up at Hallmark's Home&Family studios! Watch as I show the hosts how to make my Sweet and Spicy Summertime Chicken With Peach Salsa!

WATCH: Sweet & Spicy Chicken With Peach Salsa

Things are heating up at Hallmark’s Home&Family studios! For the second time this summer, I got a chance to stop by and cook with the hosts. This time around, we’re whipping up a dish that’s loaded with flavor and will have your guests craving seconds. Enter: Sweet and Spicy Summertime Chicken With Peach Salsa.

The savory marinade is paired with a sweet yet spicy salsa that definitely makes this dish addicting … trust me! I usually make it outside on my Traeger grill, where the chicken sizzle is music to my ears. It’s great in a smoker for extra flavor and juiciness. But, as you’ll see in this segment, you can easily cook up a batch right in your kitchen too, if you prefer!

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Sweet and Spicy Summertime Chicken With Peach Salsa Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Summertime Chicken With Peach Salsa Recipe

Course Main Course



  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 15 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • Pepper, to taste


  • 8-12 chicken thighs, bone-in
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 2 firm peaches, diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup mint, rough chopped
  • 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • Drizzle of olive oil


  1. In a blender, combine all marinade ingredients. Set aside. 

  2. Generously season chicken with salt and pepper. 

  3. Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag and add the sauce. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or up to 1 day. The longer the better!

  4. Preheat indoor or outdoor grill.

  5. Transfer marinated chicken from bag to pan or outdoor grill and cook about 15 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked and charred on the outside.

  6. While chicken cooks, toss together salsa ingredients in a mixing bowl. 

  7. Once chicken is fully cooked, serve with salsa and devour!

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a grill, broil chicken on high for 15 minutes on one side, flip over, and then broil for another 10 minutes. 

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