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Chicken Flatbread with Caramelized Onion and Pear

Pear may sound unusual paired with chicken, but combined with decadent brie and flavourful pesto, this flatbread will have your tastebuds singing.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 onion, large, peeled, cut in half, sliced lengthwise
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 pears, peeled and sliced
2 pieces naan bread, whole
4 tbsp pesto
1 cup baby spinach
12 basil leaves, fresh
1 red pepper, seeded, roasted and peeled
0.5 lb brie cheese, sliced

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Heat oil in skillet.

  2. Place chicken breasts in skillet and brown on both sides.

  3. Once browned, add chicken broth and cover to poach until cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

  4. While chicken is cooking, heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of olive oil in another skillet. Add onions and balsamic vinegar. Caramelize onions by cooking over medium to medium high heat and constantly stirring. Once onions are almost cooked as desired, add sliced pears to pan and caramelize slightly with onions.

  5. Place chicken breasts on cutting board and let cool very slightly. Slice chicken breasts into thick strips against the grain.

  6. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  7. Assemble flat bread by spreading 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of pesto sauce on each piece of naan bread. Top with baby spinach, basil leaves, roasted red pepper, chicken, onion and pear mixture and slices of brie cheese.

  8. Place on baking sheet and cook in oven until cheese melts slightly.

  9. Cut and serve immediately.

Helpful Tip

For a complete meal serve with a mixed greens salad.

Nutrition Info

Per 395 g serving Amount
Calories640
Protein50 g
Fat34 g
Saturated Fat14 g
Carbohydrate32 g
Fibre5 g
Sugar9 g
Cholesterol140 mg
Sodium730 mg
Per 395 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium20
Calcium25
Iron15
Vitamin A15
Vitamin C110
Vitamin B658
Vitamin B1277
Folate21
Zinc32