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Pear Chicken Curry

Pear Chicken Curry

Ripe pears provide sweet and tangy flavor to this incredibly easy-to-make curry that’s scented with a variety of warming spices.  Serve over Basmati rice, if desired.


  • 2 ripe USA Pears, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 chicken breasts (1 ½ pounds), halved, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
  • ⅓ cup raisins


Peel and core 1 pear; puree and set aside.

Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, curry powder, garlic, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and pepper and sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are transparent.

Add chicken, and continue to sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Add pureed pear, coconut milk, and raisins. Simmer for 5 minutes. Core and cut remaining pear into ½-inch cubes and add to curry. Simmer for 5 minutes and serve.

prep time: 15 minutes
cooking time: 20 minutes
yield: Makes 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Analysis per Serving: Calories 360 (46% Calories from Fat); 26g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 3g Fiber; 19g Fat (13g Sat. Fat, 0g Trans Fat); 65mg Cholesterol; 470mg Sodium