Maple Chicken with Onions & Pears

​​Maple Chicken with Onions & Pears

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 ½ to 2 pounds)
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 large or 3 small ripe, firm-fleshed pears, peeled, cored and quartered
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 450F. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. 
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet using medium-high heat. Brown the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes on each  side. Remove the chicken from the skillet once golden brown on both sides.
  3. Melt the butter in the skillet. Add the onion, salt and pepper. Cook until the onion starts to brown (8 minutes).
  4. Add the pear quarters to the edge of the pan. Brown for 4 minutes on each side, stirring occasionally. Make a layer of the pears and onions, then place the chicken on top. Transfer to a baking dish if your pan is not oven safe
  5. Mix the maple syrup and mustard in a bowl. Spread the mixture over the chicken. 
  6. Bake until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F (20 to 25 minutes). Divide and serve.

Nutrition Facts**
6 servings | Amount per serving
Calories 395
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 140 mg
Sodium 35 mg
Carbohydrate 17 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 47 g

This recipe was featured in the 2019 Fall Winter edition of our Member Magazine Healthy You. ​
**Estimated using USDA data and largest amounts in ingredient lists. Numbers are rounded.