Chicken In Pear Sauce Recipe
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Chicken In Pear Sauce Recipe

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Pairing poultry with pears brought applause from my husband and four growing children. Simple enough for everyday meals and ideal for company, this dish is a year-round standout. We enjoy it with boiled potatoes. -Andrea Lunsford, Spokane, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 5 thick-cut Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 to 3 medium ripe pears, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4 cup minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 320 calories, 24g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 937mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in oil 5-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reaches 170°.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings; set bacon aside. Gradually stir broth into the drippings, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add pears; return to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until pears are tender.
  3. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add the chives. Gradually stir into pear sauce; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in bacon. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken In Pear Sauce in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p29

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[email protected] User ID: 1176311 255720
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2016

"It would be great if someone else made but for all the pans and work was not worth it. I can see where it would be impressive at dinner party."

jennischaaf User ID: 1900350 99194
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"My husband and two small sons loved this! I skipped the chives and used turkey bacon. I was almost out of chicken broth, so used half apple cider instead."

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