Balsamic Pear, Chicken and Asparagus
1T vegetable oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
1 onion sliced thin
salt and pepper to taste
2 ripe bartlett pears cored and sliced
1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2T balsamic vinegar
3T apple juice
1 tsp dried rosemary
1T grated fresh ginger
2 T dark brown sugar
- Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken in the hot oil until completely browned, 3 to 5 minutes; transfer to a slow cooker. Add the onion to the chicken; season with salt and pepper. Place the pears and asparagus atop the chicken mixture.
- Mix the garlic, balsamic vinegar, apple juice, rosemary, ginger, and sugar together in a bowl; pour over the asparagus. Season again with salt and pepper.
- Cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours.