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Nutrition Facts

Calories 117
  Calories from Fat 37 (32%)
(6%)Total Fat 4g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(4%)Cholesterol 13mg
(17%)Sodium 417mg
(7%)Potassium 241mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(10%)Protein 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Pear Chicken Curry


  • 2 ripe pears, divided

  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil

  • 1 cup onion, diced

  • 1 Tbs curry powder

  • 1 tsp garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 3/4 tsp ginger, ground

  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon, ground

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground

  • 3 chicken breasts, halves, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch cubes (1 1/2 lbs)

  • 1 can light coconut milk (14 oz)

  • 1/3 cup raisins

Ripe pears provide sweet and tangy flavor to this easy-to-make curry that's scented with a variety of warming spices. Try it over Basmati rice.


  • 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 1/2-inch cubes and add to curry. Simmer for 5 minutes.

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