Pear Chutney Chicken Recipe
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Pear Chutney Chicken Recipe

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With a unique combination of flavors in this recipe, dinner is sure to satisfy. “My freezer is hardly ever without single servings of the dish my grandson calls 'pear chix.' We love it.” -Sheila Berg of Lucas Valley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced pears
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup mango chutney
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 395 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 404mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Drain pears, reserving 1/4 cup juice; set pears and juice aside. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a large resealable bag, mix flour and pepper. Add chicken in batches and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook until no longer pink, 5-6 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In same skillet, combine onion, chutney, lemon juice, curry powder and reserved pear juice. Bring to a boil. Add chicken and pears. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until heated through, 3-5 minutes.
    Freeze option: Cool chicken mixture. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high, stirring once, until heated through, 8-10 minutes.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pear Chutney Chicken in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p29

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 244494
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"I loved this chicken! quick and easy for a weekday dinner. I served this with wild rice and steamed broccoli on the side."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3412551 235681
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015


jillknit User ID: 902626 115998
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"Loved, loved, loved this recipe! Made it exactly as the recipe said. I was a tad worried as I have not been a big fan of curry, but I honestly changed my mind after making this."

cheriwinkle User ID: 1239361 59212
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2010

"mariasylviarivera2- chutney is a sort of fruit conserve (preserves) of spices and mixed fruit. Major Grey's Chutney is fairly common. Mango chutney is just a different mix of fruits. Check your store's mustard/steak sauce aisle or possibly the jelly/preserves/marmalade section."

mariasylviarivera2 User ID: 2433548 134874
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

"what is mango chutney?"

etimberlake User ID: 3168226 206224
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2008

"This was great. I wanted to try it since the submitter says it freezes well, but we didn't have any leftovers to freeze! Definitely a recipe I will make again. A nice way to serve chicken that is not the "same-old-same-old"."

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