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Balsamic Chicken & Pears

Pears and dried cherries go amazingly well with chicken and balsamic vinegar. It’s easy enough to make for a weeknight meal, but you can also dress it up for company. —Marcia Whitney, Gainesville, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 medium unpeeled pears, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries or dried cranberries

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until a thermometer reads 165°, 8-10 minutes. Remove.
  • Meanwhile, stir together next 5 ingredients until blended. Pour into skillet; add pears and dried cherries. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until pears are tender, about 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet; simmer, uncovered, until heated through, 3-5 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with additional minced rosemary.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup sauce and 4 pear wedges: 335 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.
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