Chicken with Orange Glaze and Pears 08.09.2015

recipe of the week

We love using pears for dessert, but why not dinner too? Savor the Asian flavor of pears by combining them with soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and ginger. This creates a thick sauce that pairs nicely with cooked chicken.

Yields 4 servings

Chicken with Orange Glaze and Pears@photo


  • soy sauce, 2 T
  • white vinegar, 2 T
  • sugar, ¼ c
ground ginger, 1 t
boneless, skinless chicken, 4 6-oz. breasts
kosher salt
  • black pepper
onion (cut into wedges), 1
  • pears (sliced), 2
  • dry white wine, 2 T
  • orange (juice and zest), 1


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, sauté the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and ginger. Heat for 3 minutes so that sugar melts. If you are concerned about your salt intake, use low-sodium soy sauce.
  2. Coat the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the pan and cook each side for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the onion, pears, wine, and orange juice and zest. Cover and simmer on low for 12-15 minutes. Chicken should be cooked thoroughly.
  4. Plate chicken breasts and pears on 4 plates.
  5. Continue heating the sauce so that it gets thick, 1-2 minutes more. Baste over chicken and serve.

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