Chicken and Pear Skillet Supper (Diabetic)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I have to say that I tried this with a bit of trepidation and was most pleasantly surprised! This is really excellent. I served it with unadorned brown rice and a simple green salad. Be sure to give it the full cooking to to allow the flavors to come together. I have company coming in a couple of weeks and this is going to be on the table fro them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain pears, reserving ¾ cup liquid; set aside. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot; cook chicken breasts until brown on both sides.
  2. Remove and set aside. Add onion and garlic to skillet; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is crisp-tender.
  3. In small bowl, combine reserved pear liquid, wine, soy sauce, cornstarch and thyme; mix until cornstarch is dissolved.
  4. Gradually add to vegetables in skillet; cook and stir until mixture thickens. Return chicken to pan; cover and cook 10 minutes. Add pear slices to skillet.
  5. Place spinach on top of pears and chicken in skillet; cover and cook 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted and chicken is cooked through.
  6. Serve at once.


Most Helpful

I only used 3 chicken breasts but kept all the other ingredients at the same level though may have used less spinach (about 3 cups) but would cut the dried thyme back by half (it was just a little too strong but I should have realized that - it is lemon thyme I have dried myself and is rather potent compared to the commercial). I did just add about 1/4 cup of water to the sauce as it seemed to be drying out to much in step 4. A lovely flavoural dinner enjoyed by all (served with recipe #232818 and recipe #230695 by **Jubes** as sides), thank you Annacia, made for 123 Hit Wonders.

I'mPat November 26, 2009

Really loved this unusual dish! I used only 2 chicken breasts but made all of the sauce and spinach. The taste was delicious but the texture of the canned pears was a little odd - I think it would be awesome with fresh pears as well. Thanks for posting this recipe!

loof October 17, 2009

My adaptation (by necessity) was really nice, and one we will do again. Thought I had soy sauce but didn't (so just used stock cube) and thought I had frozen spinach but didn't (so did without). Very easy to cook.

Strawb3 December 23, 2008

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