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Rosemary Chicken and Peach Salad

Rosemary Chicken and Peach Salad - Peach slices, grilled rosemary-thyme chicken, charred corn kernels and crisp bacon with the creamiest balsamic dressing!

Peach slices, grilled rosemary-thyme chicken, charred corn kernels and crisp bacon with the creamiest balsamic dressing!

Rosemary Chicken and Peach Salad - Peach slices, grilled rosemary-thyme chicken, charred corn kernels and crisp bacon with the creamiest balsamic dressing!

It’s really really hard for me to classify this as a summer salad. Because why in the world do we have to wait 3 seasons just to have this salad?

It’s too good! With the fresh peach slices, perfectly grilled rosemary-thyme chicken (in the most heavenly marinade), charred corn kernels (that you can easily grill with your chicken!), crisp bacon bits, and the creamiest balsamic vinaigrette – no way, Jose. We are making this all year long.

Although, it would be difficult to get some peaches in the dead of winter as they basically disappear after August.

Well, I guess that just means we’ll be making this every single day until those peaches leave us this summer!

Rosemary Chicken and Peach Salad - Peach slices, grilled rosemary-thyme chicken, charred corn kernels and crisp bacon with the creamiest balsamic dressing!

Rosemary Chicken and Peach Salad

Peach slices, grilled rosemary-thyme chicken, charred corn kernels and crisp bacon with the creamiest balsamic dressing!

2 hours 15 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 ears corn
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into thirds
  • 1 head romaine, roughly chopped
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

For the creamy balsamic dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon, basil and 1-2 tablespoons water; season with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, 2 tablespoons olive oil, honey, rosemary, thyme and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken and soy sauce mixture; marinate for at least 2 hours, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade.
  4. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  5. Brush chicken with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken and corn to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, and corn is charred and tender, about 10 minutes; let cool before cutting the corn kernels off the cobs.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Drain excess fat; transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. To assemble the salad, place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with chicken, corn, bacon, peaches, avocado and onion. Pour the creamy balsamic dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine.
  8. Serve immediately.

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28 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    The photo in this post is literally what inspired me to finally (at age 40) get into grilling, and I bought a portable gas grill and made this last week! It was SOOOOO yummy. Not sure why my dressing turned out brown and yours is white, but still delicious, haha. Thank you for sharing this recipe…I want to try the grilled chicken with strawberries salad next! Love scrolling through your recipes!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    My husband and I have been enjoying this salad. The marinade makes the chicken SO flavorful! The dressing is really yummy, and we love all the salad components together! This is a keeper! Thank you!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    SO DELICIOUS!
    So fresh and sweet and tangy – this is definitely going into our regular summer rotation!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loved this!  Added feta to add some extra creaminess.  This will be a summer staple for us!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious! My 12-year old inhaled it and went back for seconds!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this salad a couple times last season and have not stopped waiting for this peach season to start in order to enjoy it again. I was hesitant about the dressing, but it really was the perfect compliment for the salad. I don’t often leave reviews, but after thinking about it throughout the void between peach seasons, I realized I would be doing this damn delicious salad a disservice if I didn’t!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    This salad was super flavorful, delicious and easy to make! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  8. A question please

    I am going to make this salad tonight but I want to know how you cut the corn off the cob in such nice chunks rather than individual kernels. Does the temperature matter? It just seems like a lot of individual kernels on the plate won’t look as appetizing and would be almost too small scattered on the salad.

    • Temperature should not really matter here, Charlotte. It really depends on how you cut them off the cob – some should stay in chunks and some should be in individual kernels. 🙂

      • Rated 4 out of 5

        I love your recipes and I love the way you show them….
        This was a little too sweet for me…
        Thank you for all of your help with
        trying to take care of meals every night.
         

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Like other reviewers, this was so good I felt the need to leave a review for the first time! I plan on making this every week until I can no longer get peaches at the farmer’s market this season. This really was damn delicious!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    What an amazing summer salad! Reader, 4 adults went back for seconds and we scraped the serving bowl clean!The crisp
    lettuce, the sweet juicy peaches and that creamy dressing. A keeper!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    My husband and I are silent followers and have loved all recipes we’ve tried from Damn Delicious. This one set is over to make me write a comment finally. This salad was SOOOOO good. I was happy that I made more so I can take to lunch for work the next day. Followed recipe exactly and it was damn delicious. Thank you!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    I am impressed with how delicious this salad was. I was a little hesitant about the dressing at first, but it pared perfectly! I did boil the corn and cook the chicken on a skillet instead of waiting for the grill to heat up, but the flavors were still fantastic.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lovely, my favourite!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is the first time I have ever rated a recipe. I made this for a family member’s birthday tonight and it was WONDERFUL. I have never gotten such positive feedback on a salad! I love that it uses seasonal ingredients. I was able to get most of my ingredients from a farmers market. I substituted mayonnaise for vegannaise for the dressing and it turned out great. My three year old even ate it and loved it. It is hearty and crisp and delicious. 

    Thanks for making me look like a rockstar with this recipe! 

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    nice pairing of ingredients, thank you, but also a lot of other sweet-savory contrast here, great dish!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ll be honest- I wasn’t sure about this recipe. Rosemary and peaches? But wow… glad I took a chance! The dressing is fantastic on this salad. This will be a repeat.