Chop the garlic, sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt, and mash to a paste with the flat side of a chef's knife. Put the paste in a large serving bowl and whisk in the olive oil, vinegar, thyme, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Gently stir in the pear and cherries. Add the greens, chicken, and pecans and toss to coat. Season to taste with more salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Serve with a simple fall soup or Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries on the side.
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