Balsamic Chicken with Pears Recipe

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Submitted by critterkeeper

Makes 6 servings



From WhatsCookingAmerica Website...looks delicious.

Recipe Ingredients for Balsamic Chicken With Pears

18 ounce boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 salt to taste
1 black pepper , to taste
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 tbsp shallot, chopped
2 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 cup chicken broth, low sodium and organic preferred
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup dried tart cherries

Recipe Directions for Balsamic Chicken With Pears

  1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.

  2. One at a time, place the chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap.

  3. Using a meat mallet, carefully pound the chicken breasts to a uniform thickness of approximately 1/2-inch.

  4. Season on both sides with salt and pepper.

  5. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil.

  6. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and saute, turning once, for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

  7. Remove from heat and transfer to a platter, cover, and keep warm.

  8. To the same pan, add the shallot and saute over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until soft; decrease heat to medium and add the pears.

  9. Continue sauteing, stirring occasionally for 3 to 4 minutes, until the pears are soft and golden brown.

  10. To prepare the sauce, combine chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and cornstarch in a small bowl.

  11. Pour over the pear mixture; add the cherries. Increase heat to high and simmer, stirring frequently for 6 to 8 minutes or until the sauce thicksn slightly.

  12. Return the chicken and any juices to the pan. Bring the mixture back to a simmer; decrease heat to medium.

  13. Cook for 10 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (juices will run clear when cut with the tip of a knife).

  14. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Remove chicken from heat.

  15. Place the chicken on individual serving plates or on a large platter.

  16. Using a slotted spoon, mound the fruit over the top.

  17. Spoon the sauce over the fruit and around the chicken.

  18. Serve immediately.

Categories

Chicken, Fruits, Main Dish, Cocktail Party, Valentine's Day, Saute, Simmer

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 223.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
273
Calories from Fat
79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.8g
14%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Sodium
228mg
9%
Potassium
356mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
21.7g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
14.3g
Protein
26.0g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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