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Chicken In Pear Sauce

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


  • 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 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


  • 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 thermometer reaches 170°.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 320 calories, 24g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 937mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • sgronholz
    Oct 9, 2019

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe...I can't wait to make it again!

  • braasch58
    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.

  • diddledo
    Sep 27, 2012

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  • jennischaaf
    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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    Jan 3, 2008

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    Sep 29, 2007

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  • sandy hollis
    Aug 22, 2006

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