Chicken with Pear & Sweet Potato Recipe
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Chicken with Pear & Sweet Potato Recipe

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When my husband was deployed to Iraq, a girlfriend shared this yummy chicken. When he returned home, I made it a tradition at our house. —Cathryn Eckley, Annandale, VA
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 (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato (about 3/4 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 medium ripe pear, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked chicken with 3/4 cup potato mixture : 301 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 610mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness; sprinkle with pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  3. In same pan, combine sweet potato and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in pear; cook, covered, 4-5 minutes longer or until potato is tender. Add vinegar, mustard and tarragon; stir in remaining water and heat through. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Pear & Sweet Potato in Simple & Delicious December/January 2016

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 255664
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016

"I usually like red wine vinegar and sweet potatoes, but did not care for this recipe."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 247850
Reviewed May. 4, 2016

"Maybe it was the red wine vinegar but there was something that just made this taste ICK. Between the pear and the sweet potato I thought this would be on the sweet side but it wasn't. It just did not taste good."

DianeC23 User ID: 141506 240964
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"The chicken was very tender and easy to make. The pear was tasty, though I didn't care for the sweet potato. Both took a bit longer to cook than listed, so I returned the chicken to the pan for about five minutes at the end. I might make this one again, minus the sweet potato."

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