Ginger Pear Chicken

Ginger Pear Chicken
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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
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This simple recipe captures the best flavors of fall. Ginger Pear Chicken is a skillet main dish recipe that pairs boneless, skinless chicken breasts with fresh ginger root, onion, and sliced pears. Chicken breasts cook quickly, and so do pears, making this dish fast to prepare.

The pears add a wonderful sweet note to the dish that complements the spicy ginger and sweet onions. Serve this dish over hot cooked rice or pasta to soak up the wonderful sauce.

Make sure that you purchase chicken breasts that are less than 1/2 pound for this recipe. Larger breasts come from larger chickens and should be cooked slowly, in the slow cooker or in the oven for hours, to become tender. 

A green or fruit salad and some toasted bread rubbed with garlic are the perfect complements to this simple fall meal.

What You'll Need

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger root
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 pears, peeled and sliced

How to Make It

1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper and dredge each in flour.

2. In heavy skillet, combine olive oil and butter over medium heat.

3. When foamy, add chicken; brown on both sides but do not cook through, about 5 minutes total. Remove chicken to plate.

4. Increase heat under the pan to medium-high; add ginger root and onion to drippings remaining in skillet. Cook and stir until tender, about 4-5 minutes.

5. Add chicken broth to the pan; bring to a boil.

6. Return chicken to skillet along with pear slices; reduce heat to medium-low.

7. Simmer for 6-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is slightly thickened. Serve over couscous or hot cooked rice.