Pear Chicken With Russian Dressing!
Susan is back with another yummy recipe! Are you looking for something different to do with that chicken? Well, look no more this Pear Chicken with Russian Dressing is calling your name!
I decided to join a secret recipe club and in doing so I have been assigned a blog called “Little Bit of Everything”. It’s author’s name is Julie and she is from Nebraska….and she is my age….even better. I think she has a life time of recipes too and I could have chosen many, many to try for this challenge. They all look so tasty!
Oh….and by the way….that is the challenge. I am to choose one of these great recipes, cook it myself, and blog about it. No problem!
I decided to go way back in her files of yumminess and choose something…..easy and a little different. I liked the fact that her husband had this recipe growing up and I liked the fact that I had not made it before. In her recipe, Julie used Apricot Preserves and, in fact, she called hers Apricot Chicken. After you read mine, go check out her blog for some great ideas. I wish I could eat in her kitchen. Yum!
Here is my twist on the subject. I went with the ingredients I had on hand…..which did not include Apricot Preserves or Russian Dressing. You ask, why would I choose this to make? Well, I made my own Russian Dressing….which I will include that recipe…and I used Pear Preserves (which I had made earlier). So, I decided to call it Russian Dressing and Pear Chicken. Ok…..I improvised a bit. I think Julie’s husband would still like it.
Russian Dressing and Pear Chicken
- 1 1/2 cups Russian Dressing
- 1 envelope onion soup
- 1/2 cup pear preserves (apricot in the original)
- 4-6 pieces of chicken (I used thighs)
- Combine and pour chicken in a Crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- After it is cooked, if you want a thickened sauce and less fat, separate the grease and strain the sauce.
- Whisk together 2 tbsp of cornstarch and 3 tbsp of water. Add this to the chicken sauce and cook in a sauce pan for about 10 minutes….or until thickened.
- Serve sauce over the chicken. (I forgot this step….but it didn’t matter)
I made my own Russian Dressing recipe after perusing lots of variations.