Chicken with Pear Sauce Recipe -
Chicken with Pear Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Chicken with Pear Sauce

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"This recipe is a great change of pace recipe from the norm. My husband said who would of thought?....Pears and Bacon? I usually serve it over pasta, rice or with boiled potatoes. It is easy and everyone will love it!!!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Rub chicken breasts with salt and white pepper. Place chicken breasts in the hot skillet, and cook for about 10 minutes on each side, until the juices run clear.
  2. Meanwhile, place bacon in a saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain grease, leaving about 1 tablespoon in the pan. Stir in some of the chicken broth, and scrape any bacon bits stuck to the pan. Pour in the rest of the broth, and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Add pears, and boil for 5 more minutes.
  3. In a small cup, mix together the cornstarch and water. Pour the mixture into the saucepan along with the green onions. Allow the sauce to boil until thick and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Crumble bacon into the pan. Serve sauce over chicken.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 28, 2008

I'm rating this a 5 for my family. My kids and Hubby raved about this dish!Sauce was fine, if you like a roux type sauce.But instead of just browning the chicken on sides, I also poured sauce over & baked through.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 11, 2009

unbelevably bland; do this: double the salt and pepper on the chicken. add (to chicken) white cooking wine and hot sauce. to pear sauce, add small amount of white wine and hot sauce. boil pears in wine, hot sauce, chicken broth and honey for a few minutes, then mash pears (essentially make a rue). spoon over chicken in a casserole dish and bake for 15-20 minutes. yum.


17 Ratings

Mar 05, 2004

I was really disappointed by this recipe. It sounds very good, but the sauce had a bizarre texture (like flubber? that's my best approximation) and no taste at all. In all, the dish was very bland and even though my roommates ate it, I did not eat the leftovers because I didn't want to waste the calories on it.

Jun 11, 2003

I'm sorry but this recipe did not have much flavor. Left remainder on stove and threw out in the morning. Chicken would probably be better baked, but don't know what to do with the sauce. It could go either way. More spices or add some cinammon, raisins & a tad of sugar for a sweet sauce.

Mar 02, 2010

Great idea! I did it quit a bit different and WOW! I used frozen chicken put in boiling water and added garlic while that was boiling on low, I cooked the bacon. After bacon was done I added 1 cup of organic chicken broth once that came to a boil I added a can of pears (water not syrup) mushed them up then added onion. I then added the flour water mix to thicken and tossed in a tbls of red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. I then placed the chicken and the sauce in the crockpot and let it cook for 5 hrs on low. Put it over baby red potatoes. Amazing flavor, tender meat and very filling.

Jan 07, 2009

The sauce was very bland. Not very good.

Aug 17, 2009

This chicken tasted great but was not real pretty looking. My kids liked it and that is what counts around here! I will make this again.

Jan 18, 2005

This recipe is pretty tasty but a little too labor intensive for our family. Also, we don't recommend serving it with white rice. The rice is too bland for this mild dish.


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  • Calories
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 610 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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