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Baked Chicken with Spinach, Pears & Blue cheese

Oh my gosh, this was wonderful!  I used thin sliced chicken and I also used yellow onion and brown rice vinegar because I didn’t have a red onion or apple cider vinegar on hand.  This made a complete dinner all on it’s own.  The only problem?  There wasn’t any left!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 4 to 6 cups spinach, washed, dried, stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 ripe Anjou pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese crumbles

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously season each chicken breast with salt and pepper. In a large, oven-proof skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and sear breasts 2 to 3 minutes each side until lightly golden. Place pan in oven and bake until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.

While chicken is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium heat and sauté red onion until just softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add spinach and toss until wilted. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a large platter or divide evenly between 4 plates. Wipe out pan and heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil with vinegar. Add pears and gently heat until warm. Stir in parsley. Arrange cooked chicken breasts on spinach. Top with warmed pear slices and about 2 tablespoons blue cheese per breast.

Source:  Whole Foods

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