Chicken With Brandy-Pear Sauce

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Jordan Elwell

A relatively simple and flavorful way to make chicken, all in one skillet. The sweetness of the pear is balanced by a good dry cheese; I've listed parmesan but padano is even better. This is a good one to show off your presentation skills; a lemon twist or creatively sliced pear looks great on top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium-high heat.
  2. Cook chicken completely. Remove and set aside, keeping it warm.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in the same skillet, add pears and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
  4. Saute until pears are barely tender, around 2-3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  5. Cook onion and garlic one minute. Add brandy, broth, honey, and thyme.
  6. Boil until thickened, around 3-4 minutes. Add pears and heat for 2 more minutes.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Sprinkle cheese lightly over chicken breasts, then cover with sauce. Don't drown the chicken.

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