Elegant Strawberry Chicken

posted by Joe Ames 10/21/98

Elegant Strawberry Chicken

2 tbsp. butter
2 lg. whole chicken breasts, cooked, deboned, skinned, and cleaned
1/2 c. frozen strawberries, defrosted
4 pear halves
1 c. heated chicken stock
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. cold water
Salt and pepper
Few drops of lime juice

Heat butter in saute pan. When hot, add chicken and sprinkle with lime juice. Cover and cook 4 minutes over medium low heat. Season chicken and turn over; continue cooking, covered, 4 minutes.

Turn again; cover and cook 8 minutes over medium low heat. Add strawberries and pears to pan; continue to cook 3 to 4 minutes. Remove chicken and pears from pan; set aside.

Add chicken stock to liquid remaining in pan; bring to boil. Cook sauce 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat. Mix cornstarch with water; stir into sauce. Simmer 2 minutes over medium low heat. Correct seasoning and pour sauce over chicken and fruit.

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