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Chicken Thighs with Pear & Leek Sauce

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From EatingWell:  September/October 2008

Here, we combine currant jelly—a tasty “secret” ingredient in rich sauces for game birds or poultry—with a medley of fall flavors, such as pears, walnuts and leeks, to make a quick pan sauce. Serve with quinoa and broccolini.

4 servings | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Place sliced leek in a colander; rinse and drain well.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook until golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add the leek and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown and soften, about 2 minutes. Add pear and 1/4 cup broth; simmer until the pear is soft and the broth is evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup broth and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add currant jelly to the pan and cook, stirring, until melted. Stir in the cornstarch mixture, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring, and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan and turn to coat with sauce. Serve sprinkled with walnuts.

Nutrition

Per serving : 333 Calories; 18 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 76 mg Cholesterol; 20 g Carbohydrates; 23 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 530 mg Sodium; 288 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 3 lean meat, 2 fat

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