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Pear Walnut Chicken

 Pear Walnut Chicken
Canned pears add a sweet touch to this skillet entree.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sliced pears
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • Drain pears, reserving juice in a 1-cup measuring cup. Add enough
  • water to measure 3/4 cup. Set pears aside. In a small bowl, combine
  • the pear juice mixture, apple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce and
  • garlic powder; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute chicken in oil for 4-6 minutes or until
  • chicken juices run clear. Add parsley and pear juice mixture. Cover
  • and simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through, stirring
  • occasionally.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth;

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Pear Walnut Chicken (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • gradually pour into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1
  • minute or until thickened. Stir in walnuts and pears. Serve with
  • rice if desired. Yield: 6 servings.