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Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Peach Salsa

If you are looking for the perfect dinner for those warm summer evening barbecues, look no further. This spicy grilled chipotle chicken is balanced perfectly with a cool, sweet peach salsa for a dinner that will WOW your friends and family.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 - 4 teaspoons chipotle powder, (amount depends on how much spice you want)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 2 peaches, halved and pitted
  • cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • ½ heaping cup red onion, chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped, (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice


  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 avocado, sliced (optional)


  • Preheat the grill on medium-high or high heat (it will depend on your grill).
  • Cut the peach in half and remove the pit. Brush the cut side of the fruit lightly with olive oil.
  • Place on the grill, cut side down, and grill until slightly softened and beginning to char, about 4 -5 minutes (depending on your grill). Rotate the peaches a quarter turn halfway through. Set aside to cool.
  • While the peaches are cooling, begin preparing the salsa. Mix together the chopped cilantro, chopped red onion, diced jalapeno, lime juice, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Chop the cooled peaches and gently stir into the salsa. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Mix together the chipotle powder, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Prepare the chicken by brushing both sides with olive oil and sprinkling generously with the chipotle powder mixture. Grill the chicken, 4 to 5 minutes, flip and continue grilling on the other side for 4 to 5 minutes (the timing will depend on your grill). Check that the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 165°F. When the chicken is done, allow it to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  • To serve, plate the chicken and top with salsa. Add a wedge of lime and sliced avocado.


On the stovetop, season the same way you would for grilling it. Heat your pan and 1 tablespoon of oil on the stove over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the pan and cook undisturbed for 5 to 7 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for another 7 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Cooking time will always depend on the thickness of the chicken breasts.