Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Apples & Cheddar

Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

I have been meaning to give this elegant sounding chicken dish for years and have decided to share it here even though I haven't tried it yet. I originally clipped this from a magazine years ago and thought it would be a lovely choice for a romantic dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. If you haven't already pounded your chicken breast halves, do so now- they should be 1/4" thin; season with salt and pepper to taste on both sides. Peel your apples unless you prefer them to have the skin on.
  2. Combine apple chunks,cheese, and bread crumbs in a small bowl.
  3. Divide the apple mixture into two portions and place one portion on top of each piece of chicken.
  4. Roll up chicken into a bundle, using toothpicks to secure if needed.
  5. Melt butter in a skillet, then brown the chicken briefly on both sides in the butter- just a few minutes each side to brown but not cook all the way through yet.
  6. Once browned, add wine and 1/4 cup of water.
  7. Cover pan and let simmer 15-20 minutes on medium-low heat- until chicken is no longer pink and completely cooked through.
  8. Remove cooked chicken from the pan using a slotted spoon and set on two plates.
  9. Remove toothpicks.
  10. Whisk together 1 Tbsp of water and the cornstarch well and add to the pan juices.
  11. Whisk until blended and cook and stir until thickened slightly (you may need to raise the heat a bit); test for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  12. Ladle over chicken and sprinkle parsley over tops as a garnish.
Most Helpful

5 5

My husband and I really enjoyed this! The apples were so tender, and the chicken stayed nice and juicy! I didn't have cheddar cheese or white wine on hand, so I used shredded Swiss cheese and apple juice. It came out great! Thanks for sharing this recipe - it's a real treat!

5 5

Excellent! I was afraid I would be overwhelmed with apple taste, but I was pleasantly surprised! I've made it twice now and have loved it each time! I don't have the time (or patience!) to roll up the chicken. I just dumped the apple concoction on top and stirred it occasionally. Then I spooned the apples on top of the chicken when served (much more simple!) Also, I used a half cup of wine instead of using the water! (More flavor!) Highly recommend!

4 5

This was an easy and quick recipe to put together (except for rolling the chicken, which I always have problems with anyway! so that was not included in this review). The chicken was quite moist, although I felt the stuffing was lacking in something. The pan sauce was really good! The only change I made was to salt and pepper the chicken before browning. DH really enjoyed this.