Chicken breasts, a little soy sauce, some sliced pears –¬†Baked Chicken Breasts with Pears may sound too plain, but wait until you taste it! These aren’t just any pears; they’re first poached in fragrant brandy, then tossed with the meat and pan juices to make a memorable meal.
Baked Chicken Breasts with Pears

Baked Chicken Breasts with Pears
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves; (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 Cup pear Brandy or apple juice
  • 2 medium firm-ripe pears
  • parsley sprigs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • lime wedges
  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry; then arrange, skinned side up, in a 9- by 13-inch baking pan. Drizzle evenly with soy sauce.
  2. Bake, uncovered, in a 450 degree oven, basting occasionally, until meat in thickest part is no longer pink; cut to test (about 20 minutes).
  3. Meanwhile, place cornstarch in a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan; smoothly stir in brandy.
  4. Peel and core pears, then cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Add pears to pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, mixing gently. Then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until pears are tender when pierced (about 5 minutes).
  5. When chicken is done, add pear mixture to baking pan; gently shake pan to mix pears and chicken. Transfer chicken, pears, and sauce to a platter and garnish with parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper; offer lime wedges to squeeze over individual servings.
This recipe serves 6.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 248 Fat: 23 g Saturated fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 27 g Sodium: 588 mg Cholesterol: 66 mg

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