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Chicken In Pear Sauce Recipe

Chicken In Pear Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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 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.

Nutritional 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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[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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