Salsas and Sauces — By Ben on 06 September 2007
Pear Sauce: Deliciousness!

For a couple of years now I have been making this dish at least once a month. I first saw the recipe on a morning talk show in Mexico City and I knew I had to try it. There are many dishes in Mexico that combine spicy and sweet flavors (see last post) and this one does so deliciously. The secret is in the sauce.

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Pear Sauce
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Recipe type: Sauces
Cuisine: Mexican
 
•The original recipe called for grilled chicken breasts, but since grilling season is almost over you can use your oven to cook the chicken. This part depends on how you like your chicken. Just remember that the pear sauce is very flavorful and rich. I myself like to grill or broil them with just enough salt and ground pepper for flavor.
Ingredients
  • •4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • •3 pears, cored, peeled and diced
  • •½ cup sour cream
  • •1 – 2 chipotle adobado peppers
  • •½ onion chopped
  • •2 garlic cloves chopped
  • •olive oil
  • •salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Sauté onion and garlic in a saucepan over olive oil.
  2. Add pears and chipotle peppers and stir constantly. Use a potato masher to puree them.
  3. When the puree starts to ooze add the cream, stir, lower heat and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Season to taste.
  5. Cover chicken breasts with the sauce and serve.

 

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In the picture above the side dishes are country mashed potatoes and veggies steamed in red wine. As always, I encourage you to be creative when cooking your food, which is the best part of the day.

¡Buen provecho!

And here’s an updated picture of this dish, but this time made with pork instead of chicken:

Pear sauce

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(10) Readers Comments

  1. Hey, long time no see – this recipe sounds really good – pears/peppers/chicken — interesting combination.

    • I was away for a while, but I am trying to bring this site back. Thank you for still being around! And yes, this recipe is an interesting combination. You should really try it, the sweet and spicy mix really good with the chicken breasts.

      Cheers!

  2. My mouth is watering, mmmmmm!!! it looks delicious, I cannot wait to taste it. I’ll prepare it tomorrow and i’ll invite over a cuple of friends. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Let me know how it turns out. :)

  3. I have a complain, my comments don’t show up in spanish, why? I left one in the chiles en nogada recipe today and i coudn’t see it. This is the second time in the same entry, can you fix it?, please, I want to be able to comment in both languages. It seemd to be more appropriate to comment in spanish, hugs and kisses.

    • OMG, a complaint already. Hehehe. Let me check it out and try to fix it, thanks for letting me know.
      Kisses

  4. I’ll say just one word for the recipe: Heaven!

  5. Ben,

    A unique dish and one I’m intrigued to try. I’ll be watching your blog for true Mexican cuisine.

  6. Just wanted to let you know this recipe sounded delicious and I tried it with a few changes. Instead of sour cream I used chevre cheese and milk. It was delicious. Thanks a lot

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