Recipe by HeatherFeather
Adapted from Southern Living. Cooks on top of the stove.
Top Review by Kree
This was very tasty. The sauce went well with the sweetness of the pears. I used boneless chicken breasts and simmered them for around 25 minutes. It was a little blander than I expected, but I did enjoy it.
- 1 (16 ounce) can pear halves in natural juice, reserving syrup
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄4 teaspoon lemon, zest of, finely grated
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 4 bone-in skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 -2 tablespoon canola oil, as needed
Directions See How It's Made
- Drain pears, saving liquid.
- Whisk together the pear liquid, cornstarch,mustard,salt, pepper, water, lemon zest,lemon juice, and soy sauce.
- Heat enough oil (over medium-high heat) in a large skillet to keep the chicken from sticking (use less if you have a nonstick skillet)- no more than 2 tablespoons.
- Brown chicken on all sides,then add pear liquid mixture.
- Cover pan with lid, lower heat, and simmer on low 45 minutes.
- Remove chicken from the pan, reserving pan drippings; keep chicken in a covered dish to keep warm.
- Add pears to the pan and cook, stirring often, over medium-high heat until liquid has reduced by half.
- Serve sauce spooned over chicken.