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Easy Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

 Easy Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
The tart taste of apples and cheddar cheese season these quick, juicy chicken breasts from Betty Muir in Atlanta, Georgia. “They’re so easy and simply delicious,” she says.
2 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled apple
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the apple, cheese, bread crumbs, salt and
  • pepper. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; top with apple
  • mixture. Roll up and secure with toothpicks.
  • Place in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour
  • apple juice and water over chicken; brush with butter. Bake at
  • 350° for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Discard toothpicks.
  • Transfer pan juices to a saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine

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Easy Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into pan. Cook and stir
  • until thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with
  • paprika. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 275 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 494 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.