Express chicken & pear saute

Prep 10 min
Plus Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes 4 servings



garlic cloves, minced
large onion, chopped
2 tbsp
firm ripe pears
skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 tsp
chopped fresh thyme, or rosemary, or 1/2 tsp dried thyme or rosemary leaves
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
2 tbsp
Dijon mustard


  • 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.

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


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