Just Plain Peachy Keen – Georgia

Georgia is a state chock-full of agricultural “P’s” – pecans, peanuts, poultry and its official state fruit, the beloved peach. It may surprise you that the peach received this designation only as recently as 1995 – even though its history in the state dates back to the 1500s, when Franciscan monks who had first planted peach trees in Florida brought them north to what is today coastal Georgia. We’re glad

Baked Chicken w Peaches

they did, because summer (and our favorite seasonal pies and cobblers) just wouldn’t be the same without the sweet, juicy flavor and aroma of this fuzzy fruit. Below is our favorite savory peach recipe, which pairs the fruit with one of Georgia’s other popular P’s – poultry.

Baked Chicken with Peaches

    Recipe courtesy of Georgia Peach Council, used with permission.


  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13×9-inch baking dish. Place chicken in the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Place peach slices over chicken, then sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, ginger, cloves and lemon juice.

Bake for about 30 minutes in the preheated oven, basting often with juices, until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.