Mango Marinated Peach BBQ Chicken with Hassleback Potatoes

I am still crazy distracted by this adventure we’re plotting. We are planning to be away for six months and I don’t want to drone on about it too much before we go because I have no doubt that it’ll be all I’ll be able to blog about the whole time we’re away. During the road trip, it’ll be what we are eating and where and hopefully some car and hotel knitting, but once we are settled in our temporary home away from home, it’ll be back to cooking and baking and crafting – just somewhere else! And yes, I do have plans to finally get the new oven and dining room set when we get home! Is it crazy to bring Christmas cross stitching with us? These stockings are not going to sew themselves! Ha! It’s especially funny because I’m not kidding at all.

In the meantime, it’s like Ontario doesn’t want us to leave, giving us some seriously southern weather this week. I’m typing this outside and contemplating firing up the BBQ tonight!

Mango Marinated Peach BBQ Chicken with Hassleback Potatoes

Mango Marinated Peach BBQ Chicken with Hassleback Potatoes via The Naptime Chef

2 medium mangos, peeled and cubed
2 medium peaches, peeled and cubed <- this was my addition 4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 cup spicy ketchup (add a pinch crushed red pepper flakes you don't have any spicy ketchup) 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Mango Marinated Peach BBQ Chicken with Hassleback Potatoes
Mango Marinated Peach BBQ Chicken with Hassleback Potatoes
Pour all of the ingredients in a bowl to mix it up and then pour into a large zippy bag. Add the raw chicken breasts to the bag, let all the air out and seal it. Then rub the marinade into the chicken through the bag. I left it in the fridge overnight, and just sort of massaged it through the bag whenever I went in there for something. That sounds so wrong! The next day, when I fired up the grill, I made sure the chicken breasts were covered in the marinade and I used the BBQ brush to smooth it out. They cooked up great! The back deck smelled sooooo good!

The potatoes are not really much of a recipe. You just make several thin slices in a washed, unpeeled, uncooked poatato and stuff it with herbs of your choice. I just used very thinly sliced garlic. I wrapped each potato in tin foil and set them on the top rack of the barbecue while I was grilling the chicken and the corn. Corn in the husk cooks so so fast and simple on the grill. My girlfriends called these Hasslehoff Potatoes all afternoon!

This is a great little menu for when you have friends over and you’d rather spend your visit hanging out with them than prepping food. All of this can be done ahead, so you can be outside with your guests and manning the barbecue!

Mango Marinated Peach BBQ Chicken with Hassleback Potatoes
Mango Marinated Peach BBQ Chicken with Hassleback Potatoes
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