This was a delicious meal!
I did make a few adjustments...
I did not stuff the chicken. It seemed like it was an unnecessary waste of time. But, if I were giving a dinner party and had plenty of time to prepare for it, I would likely stuff them because it would make the meal classier.
I did not use grated lemon peel because I didn't have any fresh lemons on hand.
I used a little bit of dried thyme in place of the thyme sprig.
I didn't have green onions, but had leeks and they worked out just wonderfully!
Instead of dry sherry, I used Chardonnay (that's what I had available).
I don't like walnuts and I don't give my toddlers nuts, so I skipped the walnuts.
For the baking portion, I browned the chicken, as the recipe calls for, and then placed the chicken on top of the quinoa mixture and poured some of the apple mixture over all of it. I covered and baked for the recommended time at the stated temperature.
This meal was a huge hit in our house and will definitely be prepared again. My toddlers couldn't get enough of it!