Chicken Thighs with Pear & Leek Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by dcsargent1

Makes 4 servings



Here, we combine currant jelly, a tasty secret ingredient in rich sauces for game birds or poultry, with a medley of fall flavors, such as pears, walnuts and leeks, to make a quick pan sauce. Serve with quinoa and broccolini.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Thighs with Pear & Leek Sauce

1 large leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
16 ounce boneless, skinless chicken thighs
3/4 tsp salt, divided
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper, divided
1 large pear, peeled and diced
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth, divided
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons currant jelly
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

Recipe Directions for Chicken Thighs with Pear & Leek Sauce

  1. Place sliced leek in a colander; rinse and drain well.

  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook until golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add the leek and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown and soften, about 2 minutes. Add pear and 1/4 cup broth; simmer until the pear is soft and the broth is evaporated, about 2 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup broth and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add currant jelly to the pan and cook, stirring, until melted. Stir in the cornstarch mixture, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring, and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan and turn to coat with sauce. Serve sprinkled with walnuts.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 234.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
348
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.8g
27%
Saturated Fat
3.3g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Sodium
554mg
23%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
11.3g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
4.6g
Protein
35.6g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 4% Iron 13%
* 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
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