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Chicken and Pear Skillet Supper

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Recipe courtesy of Pacific Northwest Canned Pears


  • 1 can (16 oz. or 455g) canned pears in juice or light syrup
  • 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, 1/4-inch (0.5cm) thick
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 3 cups mixed vegetables such as onions, red and green peppers, celery, bok choy, carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp dried, crushed thyme


  • In a small saucepan, add carrots to 1/4 cup (60mL) boiling water. Simmer about 2 minutes until carrots are crisp-tender. Set them aside.
  • Drain pears; reserve 1/2 cup (120mL) liquid.
  • Cut chicken into 2-inch (5cm) strips. Heat oil in a 10-inch (25cm) skillet or wok; quickly brown chicken over high heat. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Sauté vegetables (including carrots) and garlic until crisp-tender, being careful not to burn garlic.
  • Return chicken to the pan. Combine reserved liquid, wine, soy sauce, cornstarch and thyme; mix well. pour mixture into skillet and stir-fry until sauce thickens. Add pears and gently stir-fry 1–2 minutes until pears are thoroughly heated.
  • Serve over cooked white rice.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 414
  Calories from Fat 67 (16%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(18%)Cholesterol 54mg
(23%)Sodium 562mg
(32%)Potassium 1136mg
Total Carbohydrate 60g
(63%)Dietary Fiber 16g
Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(60%)Protein 30g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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