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Chicken Stuffed with Walnuts, Apples & Brie Recipe

Chicken Stuffed with Walnuts, Apples & Brie Recipe

When I want a simple-to-do weeknight dinner, I often turn to chicken. In this recipe, the stuffing combines sweet and savory flavors, and the sauce makes the dish memorable.—Nicole Pavelich, Lexington, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled apple
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • Dash plus 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • Dash plus 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 ounces Brie cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter for 1 minute. Add apple; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until apple is golden brown. Remove from the heat; add walnuts, rosemary, and a dash of salt and pepper.
  • 2. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with garlic powder and remaining salt and pepper. Place apple mixture and Brie on half of each chicken breast; fold chicken over. Secure with toothpicks if necessary.
  • 3. In the same skillet, brown chicken in remaining butter. Stir in vinegar and 1/4 cup apple juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  • 4. Remove chicken to a serving platter; discard toothpicks. Combine cornstarch and remaining apple juice; add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast with 1/4 cup sauce equals 556 calories, 33 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 167 mg cholesterol, 755 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 43 g protein.