This combo of flavors is pure autumn—pears at their peak, paired up with tender golden chicken, finished with the sweet-savory dash of balsamic vinegar and blue cheese. Familiar and comforting—the twist being in the reduction of the vinegar and honey to a thick syrup. Serve with a fluffy quinoa or couscous pilaf or soft, buttery polenta.


  1. Bring vinegar and honey to boiling in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 1/3 cup.

  2. Meanwhile, heat butter and oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper; sauté about 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink in center. Remove to plate and keep warm.

  3. Add pears to skillet; sauté 5 minutes or until golden and tender. Serve with chicken, topped with cheese and a drizzle of balsamic syrup.


Just BARE® boneless skinless thighs may be substituted for Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts.

Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking. If substituting fresh whole boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut the whole breast in half before preparing.