Baked Chicken Breasts With Spinach, Pears and Blue Cheese

Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

wholefoodsmarket.com recipe, says "The fall flavor combination of pears and blue cheese brings a seasonal element to an otherwise simple chicken dish. Great for a dinner party!" It may appear like a fussy dish, but it was very easy and simple to prepare. I transferred the chicken breasts to a dish to bake while using the same pan for searing, sauteing the onions and spinach and for warming the pears. I served it with a millet pilaf dish. Next time I will use more red onion.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F Generously season each chicken breast with salt and pepper. In a large, oven-proof skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and sear breasts 2 to 3 minutes each side until lightly golden. Place pan in oven and bake until chicken is done, about 15 minutes.
  2. While chicken is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium heat and saute red onion until just softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add spinach and toss until wilted. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a large platter or divide evenly between 4 plates. Wipe out pan and heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil with vinegar. Add pears and gently heat to warm. Stir in parsley.
  3. Place cooked chicken breasts on spinach. Top with warmed pear slices and about 2 tablespoons blue cheese per breast.