Express chicken & pear saute

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 large onion , chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 firm ripe pears
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme , or rosemary, or 1/2 tsp dried thyme or rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard

Instructions

  • In a large frying pan set over medium-high heat, sauté garlic and onion in 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter until onion begins to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, slice pears into quarters. Cut out and discard cores. Add pears to pan. Stir often until golden, 2 minutes. Remove to a plate. Loosely cover with foil.
  • Melt remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter in pan. Add chicken and cook until golden-tinged, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Return onion and pears to pan. Sprinkle with seasonings. Stir or whisk wine with water and Dijon and add to pan. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up and stir in any brown bits. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer, turning chicken occasionally, until it feels springy when pressed, 10 to 12 more minutes. Place chicken on dinner plates. Spoon pears and sauce overtop.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 286,
  • Protein
  • 31.8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g,
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3.2 g,

Juicy pears add a sweet fall flair to a chicken saute.