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
- Preheat the oven to 450F. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
- 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.
- Melt the butter in the skillet. Add the onion, salt and pepper. Cook until the onion starts to brown (8 minutes).
- 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
- Mix the maple syrup and mustard in a bowl. Spread the mixture over the chicken.
- Bake until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F (20 to 25 minutes). Divide and serve.
6 servings | Amount per serving
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.