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Sep 10 2011

Apple Stuffed Chicken

Sharing a yummy chicken recipe with you today, easy to prepare and delish. Served using the last of our fresh beans too. I think we may only have one more picking until they’re all gone. Sad face.

apple stuffed chicken katherines corner

 

What You Need

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 oz each)

1 Fuji apple (peeled, cored and diced)

1/2 Cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

2 Tbsp seasoned dried bread crumbs ( I use the Italian style)

11/2 tsp Fresh thyme (chopped)  plus 3 large sprigs

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Fresh ground pepper

¼ Cup all-purpose flour

2 tsp Olive oil

3/4 Cup apple cider

1/2 Cup chicken broth

2 tsp Dijon mustard

12 Wooden toothpicks

Mixing bowl

Pie plate or shallow dish

Cutting board

Large non stick skillet with lid

Cooking thermometer

Aluminum foil

Whisk

Before You Start: Combine salt and pepper in a small bowl  and mix well. Coat wooden toothpick with nonstick cooking spray ( place on a plate until ready to use) and pour flour into pie plate or shallow dish.

Lets Make It! In a  bowl, combine apple, cheese, bread crumbs, chopped thyme, lemon juice and half the salt/pepper mixture. On a cutting board, lightly press each chicken breast flat with one hand; using a sharp knife, carefully cut into the side of the  breast to form a deep horizontal pocket (do not cut through the top, bottom, or backside of breast). Divide the apple mixture into 4 portions and stuff into chicken pockets. With the prepared toothpicks, poke through top and bottom to hold it closed. Sprinkle the remaining salt/pepper mixture over the breasts. Dredge chicken in flour to lightly coat; tap off excess flour. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown 3-5 minutes per side. Pour 1/2 cup of the apple cider and the broth into skillet. Add thyme sprigs. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through and apple stuffing registers 165º F on a cooking thermometer. Remove thyme sprigs ( and toss out) and chicken to a serving plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Whisk mustard and remaining 1/4 cup cider into skillet, bring to a boil on high heat, let cook for about 3-5 minutes until reduced and slightly thickened. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve.

Serves 4

 

 

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  1. Ms. A

    This sounds wonderful!!! I need to send it to my daughter!

    1. Katherines Corner

      oh it is delish!!

  2. Mumsy

    OMG this looks and sounds so good! What a treat for the tastebuds!! ~Hugs, M

    1. Katherines Corner

      I hope you’ll give it a try Hugs

  3. Barbara F.

    I love this dish, and absolutely will try it! Perfect for this time of year and throughout the winter. xo,

    1. Katherines Corner

      as the weather cools this recipe is a nice one. xo

  4. Judy Haughton-James

    This looks great! I am a big fan of chicken Katherine and it can be cooked in so many ways! Enjoy!

    1. Katherines Corner

      It is a great food to work with, pound it, shred it, bake it, roast it, BBQ it fry it…..

  5. LindyLouMac in Italy

    This sounds delicious, I am off to look at your September Booklist now.

    1. Katherines Corner

      hugs!

  6. thisisme

    Wow, that recipe sounds so scrummy my friend. I know of hundreds of chicken recipes, but I have never heard of that one. Will definitely be giving it a try in the next week. Thank you!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      I’m always trying new things with chicken, :-)

  7. thisisme

    Me again. Just one thing, I have never heard of Fuji apples. Should I use cooking apples, or eating apples for this recipe? Look forward to hearing from you!

    1. Katherines Corner

      any sweet apple will do my friend. No tart cooking apples though. Hugs

  8. Shady Del Knight

    This dish does look delish, Katie. I love to eat light and prefer fowl, pork and fish to red meat. This recipe is a winner! Thank you for joining my blog not once but twice, dear friend! You’re special!

    1. Katherines Corner

      We are are the same, we rarely and I mean rarely have red meat. Hugs

  9. Deborah

    Wow, that looks wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Katherines Corner

      my pleasure, enjoy

  10. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Just never thought of apples and chicken going together.

    1. Katherines Corner

      try it you might like it. fruit goes with pork and apples too.

  11. Jodi Hall

    This looks yum

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hi Jodi!!

  12. Odie Langley

    Well Katie my dear I just happen to have some chicken breasts in the fridge that I was wondering how to prepare so I will try this tomorrow. I am sure it will be very good. Thanks and have a wonderful rest of the weekend. I visited Rachel this morning and she is doing quite well considering. She has this device on her leg that has wires that send electrical pulses that stop nerves from communicating with her brain so she feels much less pain. Amazing what they have come up with. She enjoyed the large quantity of chili I cooked yesterday and the strawberry bunt cake. Catch you later my amazing friend.
    Odie

    1. Katherines Corner

      I’m happy to hear things are coming along well for Rachel. I send continued prayers xo

  13. NYOA

    I love apples and chicken! This recipe looks yummy to my tum!

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    1. Katherines Corner

      It is a nice combo :-)

  14. Pam@over50feeling40

    YUM….YUM….YUM…I love just about anything with apples!

    1. Katherines Corner

      this time of year it’s perfect too. Hugs

  15. Sue B

    Ooh that looks nice recipe! Has made me hungry now!

    Thanks for sharing recipe!
    Have a good weekend!

    Sue xx

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello Sue, hugs!!!

  16. Connie Arnold

    It looks wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Katherines Corner

      I hope you enjoy it. Hugs

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