This was really good. The flavors blend very well. Even my super picky kiddo loved it.
Chicken with Pear-Sage Skillet Chutney
Keeping the skin on the pears boosts fiber content and helps the ripe fruit hold its shape even after cooking.
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 2 tablespoons chutney)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 282
- Calories from fat: 20%
- Fat: 6.3g
- Saturated fat: 1.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.6g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
- Protein: 40g
- Carbohydrate: 14.6g
- Fiber: 2g
- Cholesterol: 108mg
- Iron: 1.6mg
- Sodium: 388mg
- Calcium: 34mg
- 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
- 6 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 2 cups cored, finely chopped Bartlett pear (about 2 pears)
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan.
- Reduce heat to medium; add remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Add onion and bell pepper to pan. Cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add sugar, vinegar, sage, mustard seeds, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Add pear. Increase heat to medium; cook 10 minutes or until pear is tender, stirring frequently.
- Place chicken in pan on top of chutney. Cover pan loosely with foil; bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until chicken is done.
- Wine note: Pinot gris, the same grape as pinot grigio, is known for producing fuller-bodied whites brimming with fruit flavors like apple and pear when grown in the cool climate of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris 2005 ($17), with its clove and almond notes, echoes the concentrated pear and herbal flavors that are found in the chutney. -Jeffery Lindenmuth
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