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.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (pounded to a 1/4-inch thickness with a mallet)
- 1⁄2 cup cooking apple (Golden Delicious or Granny Smith recommended)
- 2 tablespoons sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon fine dry breadcrumb
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1⁄4 cup dry white wine or 1⁄4 cup apple cider
- water, as needed
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cornstarch
- fresh parsley, chopped, garnish
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 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.
- Combine apple chunks,cheese, and bread crumbs in a small bowl.
- Divide the apple mixture into two portions and place one portion on top of each piece of chicken.
- Roll up chicken into a bundle, using toothpicks to secure if needed.
- 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.
- Once browned, add wine and 1/4 cup of water.
- Cover pan and let simmer 15-20 minutes on medium-low heat- until chicken is no longer pink and completely cooked through.
- Remove cooked chicken from the pan using a slotted spoon and set on two plates.
- Remove toothpicks.
- Whisk together 1 Tbsp of water and the cornstarch well and add to the pan juices.
- 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.
- Ladle over chicken and sprinkle parsley over tops as a garnish.
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!
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!
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.