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Blue Cheese and Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Blue Cheese and Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 2
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Chicken stuffed with contrasting flavors of blue cheese and apple that complement each other perfectly - a tasty baked dinner!
Updated Sep 1, 2010

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    Crisp apples with a sweet-tart flavor work best for this recipe. Try Braeburn or Granny Smith apples.
  • tip 3
    Garnish each serving of these stuffed chicken breasts with a sprig of fresh herbs, such as chives or thyme.

Nutrition Information

460 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 44g Protein, 41g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
9g
Protein
44g
% 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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