Blue Cheese and Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Chicken stuffed with contrasting flavors of blue cheese and apple that complement each other perfectly - a tasty baked dinner!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 2

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    460
    (
    Calories from Fat
    120),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    110mg
    110%;
    Sodium
    550mg
    550%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    41g
    41%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    44g
    44%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    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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