Balsamic Pear, Chicken, and Asparagus

Balsamic Pear, Chicken, and Asparagus

Sarah-May 182

"An unusual blend of seasonings flavor this slow cooker meal that takes advantage of the abundance of asparagus available in the spring. In other seasons fresh green beans would be an option to replace the asparagus."


4 h 20 m servings 309 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 70 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 72 Ratings


This was an AWESOME slow-cooker recipe! I omitted the chicken, because I'm vegetarian, and reduced the oil to 1 tsp (I assumed not all of it would make it into the slow cooker after the chicken ...

What a wonderful dish! Upon arriving home, the aroma was so very inviting, we couldn't wait to dig into it, and we weren't disappointed. The multiple different seasonings and flacorings in thi...

Made this dish for our Easter dinner. Everyone loved it! I used brown pears instead of Barlett and they turned out very nice. My guests loved the flavours and found the dish very appealing to th...

Great sweet and savory flavors, and low carb! I made this in the oven instead of the crock pot. I didn't change anything about the recipe, just put it all in a glass baking dish at cooked uncove...

I would totally give the sauce for this 10 stars if I could! I made the sauce the night before, along with cutting the onion and pear. That way I could just toss it all in the slow cooker befo...

I LOVED this recipe! I opted to used a rotissirie chicken, pulled all the meat off the bones and followed the rest as directed, just heated the onion (I used shallots) in with the sauce for seve...

I was really looking forward to making this because of the reviews but somehow this asted like a bad sweet asian meal... i was so hungry by the time it was done I ate it and it is palatable but ...

I don't get it. I thought this recipe sounded wonderful but turned out to be blah! Even the fresh ginger could not bring it to life. Not offensive but will not prepare it again.

There were some interesting flavors in here. It was easy to make, but I didn't pre-cook the chicken; I just let it cook in the slow-cooker. My husband and son liked it. It's healthy, so that's a...