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Chicken Breasts Roasted with Bacon and Pears
in Mustard Cream Sauce

Chicken Breasts Roasted with Bacon and Pears in Mustard Cream SauceA flavorful, autumn-inspired mixture of ingredients puts this elegant baked chicken dish on a level worthy of company fare.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 slices bacon, diced
2 onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons course grain mustard
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup dry white wine
4 seckel pears, cored and sliced
6 bone-in, skin on chicken breasts halves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. In medium skillet over medium heat, place bacon and cook until crisp, about 3 minutes. Remove bacon, then add onion and garlic; cook until very soft and sweet, about 8 minutes. Stir in mustard, cream and white wine. Add crumbled bacon pieces.
  3. Place pear slices in the bottom of 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Place chicken breasts on top of pears. Spoon mustard sauce over chicken; sprinkle with chopped thyme.
  4. Place chicken in oven and bake 40 to 45 minutes until chicken is brown and cooked through and pears are tender. Baste chicken with sauce as it cooks.
  5. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 439; Total Fat: 26g; Saturated Fat: 12g; Total Carbs: 14g; Fiber: 2g.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.