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Blue Cheese and Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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  3 reviews
  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 14 ingredients
  • 2 servings
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Chicken stuffed with contrasting flavors of blue cheese and apple that complement each other perfectly - a tasty baked dinner!

Ingredients

2
(6-oz.) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1
oz. (1/4 cup) crumbled blue cheese
1/4
cup finely chopped apple
1
teaspoon chopped green onions
1
teaspoon olive oil
1/8
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
Dash paprika
1/3
cup apple cider or apple juice
1/3
cup chicken broth
3/4
cup uncooked instant white rice
1
tablespoon chopped green onions
6
thin apple slices
1
tablespoon chopped pecans

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. With sharp knife, cut 3-inch slit in meaty side of each chicken breast half to form pocket.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine cheese, chopped apple and 1 teaspoon green onions; mix well. Gently spoon half of filling into each pocket. Close with toothpick or small skewer. Place in ungreased 10x6-inch (1 1/2-quart) baking dish. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Pour cider and broth over chicken.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.
  • 4 Remove from oven. Remove chicken from baking dish; place on serving platter. Cover to keep warm. Add rice and 1 tablespoon chopped green onions to juices in baking dish; mix well. Place apple slices over rice.
  • 5 Cover; return to oven. Bake an additional 2 to 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Serve rice with chicken. Sprinkle each serving with chopped pecans.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. With sharp knife, cut 3-inch slit in meaty side of each chicken breast half to form pocket.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine cheese, chopped apple and 1 teaspoon green onions; mix well. Gently spoon half of filling into each pocket. Close with toothpick or small skewer. Place in ungreased 10x6-inch (1 1/2-quart) baking dish. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Pour cider and broth over chicken.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.
  • 4 Remove from oven. Remove chicken from baking dish; place on serving platter. Cover to keep warm. Add rice and 1 tablespoon chopped green onions to juices in baking dish; mix well. Place apple slices over rice.
  • 5 Cover; return to oven. Bake an additional 2 to 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Serve rice with chicken. Sprinkle each serving with chopped pecans.

Expert Tips

Blue cheese has a bold, pungent flavor, so only a small amount is needed to season this recipe. The sharp and salty taste of blue cheese goes well with apple.

Crisp apples with a sweet-tart flavor work best for this recipe. Try Braeburn or Granny Smith apples.

Garnish each serving of these stuffed chicken breasts with a sprig of fresh herbs, such as chives or thyme.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
9g
9%
Protein
44g
44%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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