Balsamic Chicken with Pears

January 3, 2012

in Dinner in a Dash, Gluten Free, Recipes

This was a really simple recipe.  It was done in a skillet in less than 30 minutes.  The balsamic and pear is a great combination.  I served it up with some steamed green beans.

Balsamic Chicken with Pears

Makes 4 servings

4 x 3 oz chicken breasts, raw
3 cloves garlic, minced (could also use bottled garlic, 1 Tbsp)
1 cup no-salt added chicken broth
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2-3 packets of stevia (depending on how sweet you like it)
1 medium pear, peeled, cored & sliced
2 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water

Heat up your skillet on the stove.  Mist pan with oil or cooking spray.  Cook raw chicken sprinkled with pepper until browned on both sides.

To the pan, add in chicken broth, balsamic, garlic, stevia and simmer. Add in pear and simmer for another 5-6 minutes until the pear is soft and chicken is cooked through.

Remove chicken, and add in cornstarch/water mixture at low to medium heat until the sauce thickens.

Serve the chicken with the pear/balsamic sauce on top.

Nutrition (per serving)   Calories: 136  Fat: 1 g   Carbs: 11 g   Sugars: 4 g   Fiber: 1 g   Sodium: 82 mg   Protein: 20 g

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  • Leesa D

    This sounds awesome! Definitely adding it to my menu this week!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Awesome 🙂

  • Kristi

    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe, which I fully intend to try! I have to tell you something funny though —I was online browsing your website at lunchtime right before I intended to consume lunch. I had packed grilled chicken breast and green beans, but was feeling bummed about its lack of, well, appeal. 🙂 I also had a pear in my lunch bag as my afternoon snack and some balsamic glaze in my desk drawer (I always keep it on hand for an emergency salad dressing.) Can you guess how I improvised?! Yep, mixed it all together and drizzled a little glaze on top! Simple, yet really delicious! And I’ll tell you what, it sure made lunch a lot more appetizing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      What an awesome story!!! Glad I was able to provide some inspiration 🙂 Isn’t it amazing how just a couple things can make something boring into more interesting…love it!

  • Shannon (Healthiful Balance)

    Looks super delicious! 🙂
    I subscribed to your You Tube your videos! 🙂

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Ah thanks Shannon! I must check out your blog! 🙂
      Kristine Fretwell, Busy But Healthy,

  • Angela

    This sounds delicious Kristine! I love mixing fruit into main dishes, and haven’t bought pears in way too long!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      I know right? I haven’t used pears in a long time either…kind of forgot about them! Kristine Fretwell, Busy But Healthy,

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