Chipotle-Apple Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Chipotle-Apple Chicken Breasts Recipe

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"The sweetness of the apple, the smokiness of the bacon and the heat from the chipolte pepper blends so well together in this delicious entree," writes Shannon Abdollmohammadi of Woodinville, Washington. "It's my husband's favorite."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small tart apple, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 335 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 489 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. Saute apple in drippings until tender. Add the onion, applesauce, chipotle peppers and bacon; saute 2 minutes longer.
  2. Cut a pocket in each chicken breast half; stuff with apple mixture. In a small skillet, brown chicken in oil on both sides.
  3. Transfer to an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  4. Meanwhile, add the flour, apple juice, salt and pepper to the skillet; stir to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chipotle-Apple Chicken Breasts in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 335 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 489 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

Easy to prepare and very tasty.

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

This is my DD's favorite dish! I make it & just put the chicken on top of the apple mixture. My DH doesn't want the filling so this is a happy medium. Very good recipe! Definitely worth making!

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Reviewed May. 28, 2009

This recipe was Fantastic! I will definitely make it again and again! I added a little more chipotle peppers because I like things a little spicier and it turned out great!

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