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Grilled Pear Chicken

Updated: Monday, December 1 2014, 04:17 PM EST
with Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese Medallions
& Raspberry Vinaigrette

Servings: 4

4 ounces Goat Cheese
4 ounces Pistachios, chopped fine
4 – 6 ounces Chicken Breast, Boneless & Skinless
Black Pepper, freshly ground
Sea Salt, fresh ground
2 each Pears
Olive Oil Spray
12 ounces Private Selection Baby Salad Greens
12 ounces Raspberry Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
Cut Goat Cheese into 4 medallions and coat with chopped pistachios, set aside.

Season the chicken breast with sea salt and black pepper.  Cut the pears in
half lengthwise, remove core and spray with Olive Oil Spray.  On preheated & oiled grill, cook chicken breast for 3-4 minutes on each side or until it reaches 165⁰ on an Internal Thermometer.  Grill pears about 2-3 minutes on each side.  After removing Chicken from grilled, allow to rest 4-5 minutes and then sliced into strips.  Slice Pear halves to make a fan.

Immediately before serving, toss salad greens in 4 ounces of Vinaigrette and divide between 4 chilled plates.  On top of the greens, arrange Chicken, Pear and Goat Cheese.  Drizzle each plate with 2 ounces of the Raspberry Vinaigrette.


1 ounce Dijon Mustard
1 ounce Raspberry Puree
2 ounces Raspberry Vinegar
8 ounces Kroger Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Combine the mustard, puree & vinegar. Slowly incorporate the olive oil to make
an emulsion.Grilled Pear Chicken

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