Healthy California Chicken - Easy chicken recipe with peaches


My grandma’s recipe ūüôā This is a really easy chicken recipe to make in large batches. At the top of the week I’ll cook this up and portion out and freeze it for easy post-gym meals. It’s also a really great dish to make when you have friends coming over, not too expensive either.



How to make California chicken recipe:



  • Chicken breasts – 1 per person (can use drumsticks or thighs if preferred)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion – chopped
  • 2¬†chicken stock¬†cubes (to make this even healthier make your own chicken stock)
  • 3/4+ pint of water
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 small can of sliced peaches in own juice (in syrup= too sweet)
  • Sweetcorn – frozen or in the tin





  • Cut the chicken into strips, about an inch thick
  • Brown the chicken a bit to seal, arrange it into an oven-proof dish
  • Put sweetcorn over the chicken to cover it, use as much as you think you need about 500g for 4x chicken breasts
  • Scatter sliced peaches on top and pour the juice all around





  • Fry the onion in the oil till soft, add more oil if needed
  • Add already mixed water, chicken stock¬†cubes and corn flour, let the cubes dissolve evenly; if too thick add some water (there is the peach juice too)
  • When thickened, add to the dish, shake a bit so that the peach juice mixes with the stock





  • Cover with foil and cook for 50-60min on 170C/ medium heat
  • Half way through, uncover and let the juice reduce and the top to brown slightly


Serve with mashed sweet potato. I also like to serve with steamed broccoli. So healthy and yummy!

N.B You can also make this with apricots for a more Moroccan-style dish or use pork chops instead of chicken.





Check out more healthy¬†recipes like this delicious chicken soup or pro wakeboarder Angelika Schriber’s morning omelette bowl, packed full of veggies.

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