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Pear Chutney Chicken

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


  • 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


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

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  • katlaydee3
    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.

  • bugglady78
    Oct 26, 2015


  • jillknit
    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
    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
    Aug 3, 2009

    what is mango chutney?

  • etimberlake
    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".