Spicy Chicken Breasts with Fruit Chutney

There are several types of pears to choose from, but first try either Bosc or Anjou (if available) in this recipe.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 Tbsp. whole-wheat flour
  • 1½ tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1½ lbs. chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 pears, cored and diced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. raisins
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. honey


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together the flour, black pepper, and salt in a shallow bowl.
  • Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture. Heat the oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add chicken and cook until done, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer to serving dish and cover loosely with foil.
  • While the chicken rests, prepare the chutney: Mix together the pears, shallots, raisins, lemon zest and juice, and honey. Microwave for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pears and shallot are softened. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Thinly slice the chicken, and serve with chutney.