Dutch Oven Peach and Maple Chicken Thighs (Paleo, GF)
Dutch Oven Peach & Maple Chicken Thighs recipe. A delicious and healthy chicken dish made with peaches, carrots, mushrooms, and sweet potatoes.
I recently ate the best chicken thighs dish. I literally found myself almost yelling “Yummmmm!”, as I ate it.
Since I have never made chicken thighs before (I stick to the same old chicken breast whenever I buy chicken at the grocery store), I decided that it was high time to do so.
And thus this Dutch Oven Peach & Maple Chicken Thighs recipe was born.
I didn’t really know how I would or should cook my first chicken thighs, but I kind of followed what I felt. AKA…I saw a pretty peach in the grocery store and bought it.
Then I thought about what else would taste good in a chicken dish with peaches.
Ingredients needed to make this Dutch Oven Peach & Maple Chicken Thighs recipe:
- chicken thighs
- lemon juice
- maple syrup
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- herbes de provence
- sweet potatoes
I feel like turnips and regular potatoes would taste great here as well!
How to make this Dutch Oven Peach & Maple Chicken Thighs recipe:
Start off by mixing some of your spices together to cover your chicken thighs in. Mix the sea salt, black pepper, rosemary, thyme, and herbes de provence together. Then cover the chicken thighs in the seasoning.
Next cook your garlic and onion in the dutch oven. Top them with the chicken thighs and cook for a few minutes.
Then flip the chicken and add lemon juice, maple syrup, peaches, mushrooms, carrots and sweet potatoes to the pan.
Add a lid to the dutch oven and cook for about 30 minutes.
The sauce that results from cooking the chicken in the lemon juice and maple syrup is really scrumptious. The peaches melt into the sauce as well giving the whole dish a wonderful summery feel.
I topped my veggies in it, and I even sprinkled some onto rice too.
A few tips:
If you find the sauce too liquidy, remove the chicken and most of the veggies and add some tapioca flour to it.
I found that it thickened up with time, so if you let the chicken cool a bit after, it’s perfect.
Note: I used 1/3 cup of maple syrup, but if you want it less sweet, try 1/4.
Also, make sure not to skip the step where you put the chicken thighs into the pan skin side down.
This results in such a nice crispy topping. 🙂
Other healthy peach recipes you may enjoy:
Paleo Vegan Peach Cobbler (GF)
Dutch Oven Peach & Maple Chicken Thighs (paleo, GF)
- 2 Tbs minced garlic ( this was 5 cloves for me)
- 1/2 cup minced yellow onion
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 2 lbs chicken thighs
- 2 tsp sea salt flakes (use less if using regular salt)
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp herbes de provence
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 peach , peeled and diced
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 3 carrots , peeled and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
- 1/2 of a peeled sweet potato , cut into 2 inch pieces
- In a small bowl, mix 2 tsp sea salt flakes, 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper, 1 tsp of rosemary, 1/2 tsp of thyme, and 1/2 tsp herbs de provence together. Cover the chicken thighs in the seasoning and set aside.
- Put the minced garlic, yellow onion, and 1 Tbs of olive oil into a large dutch oven, and mix. ( I used a 3 quart large cast iron dutch oven, 15 x 4 x 13 inches). Heat over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
- Place the chicken thighs into the dutch oven, skin side down and push them into the garlic and onion. Let the chicken cook for 5 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low- medium. Using tongs, flip the chicken over and top with 1/3 cup of lemon juice, 1/3 cup of maple syrup, the diced peach, sliced mushrooms, chopped carrots, and chopped sweet potatoes. Cook uncovered for 6-7 minutes.
- Then place the lid on top of the dutch oven and cook, covered for 30 minutes (note: half way through, spoon some of the liquid onto the tops of the chicken).
- Remove the lid, cook uncovered for 5 more minutes.
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19 Comments on “Dutch Oven Peach and Maple Chicken Thighs (Paleo, GF)”
I made the sauce recipe and turned it into a soup by blitzing it up smooth after the veggies were soft, I loved it but was too sweet for my partner, so this is something I will save to cook when he is away working, I will do the chicken the next time, I just a craving for soup!
LOVE! Used large Dutch over with about 2.5# chicken thighs, baby Bella shrooms, and nectarines (2) instead of a peach as my grocer was out. Next time, I will use whole sweet potato. I don’t enjoy cooking so I’m always looking for easy recipes-and this one was easy AND wicked GOOD!!!
I’m so so glad to hear that!
Those chicken thighs look wonderful! I, too, find myself buying the same old chicken breasts. I would love to change it up with this gorgeous recipe!
Oh wow – peach and maple with chicken sounds amazing! I can just imagine how delicious this is!
I love stone fruit season and just have not been able to eat enough peaches lately. Love this idea of putting them in a chicken dish. Thanks for sharing!
I love all of the sweet flavors you have going in this dish with the maple and peach. So summery!
Chicken thighs are my family favorite weekdays dinner. And I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it. This sounds so delicious. Looks amazing too. So flavorful. Love the addition of all the spices and herbs. Will be making this for sure.
Maple is my favorite sweetener of all and I can’t pemember the last time I used it on a chicken recipe. Coming right up!
I have never tried this combination but looks seriously awesome! Need to save this.
What a lovely combination! I haven’t tried the peach with our chicken thighs although we have had maple syrup. In fact, we prefer the thighs to the breast. They have a tendency to be juicier and we like the taste. Isn’t a Dutch Oven the best? We could leave ours out all the time because we use it so much. Will be trying this out!
I love the combination of chicken and peaches and sometimes I use apricots too! This sounds so delicious. I usually don’t use my dutch oven for chicken often – This looks so good. Saving to try someday.
I love cooking with chicken thighs because they pack so much flavor, so I can’t wait to try this recipe. Peaches are everywhere right now, and it they sound like a great combo with the chicken and veggies.
These chicken thighs look perfectly cooked and so flavorful! Maple is a favorite of mine, but I’ve never thought to pair it with peach or chicken. It sounds amazing!
I would not have thought to make chicken and peaches in a dutch oven, but i love the idea. Peaches are in season, I’m going to give this a try!
Love this – I make it probably once a month and it’s always amazing. More Dutch oven recipes would be great!
🙂 🙂 🙂 I love this recipe too. I need to get on dutch oven recipes. Thanks for the feedback!
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