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Fruit-Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Fruit-Stuffed Chicken Recipe

I created this recipe to serve at the wedding dinner for the pastor of our church. After experimenting with a lot of chicken dishes, I finally hit on a winner. The bride and groom were pleased. -Claudette Mogle, Federal Way, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dried apricots
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pitted dried plums
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • 1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Combine the apricots, cranberries and plums; place half on each chicken breast. Roll up tightly; secure with toothpicks Place seam side down in a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • 2. In a saucepan, combine preserves and lemon juice. Cook and stir for 5 minutes over medium heat; pour half over the chicken. Keep the remaining sauce warm.
  • 3. Bake the chicken, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes or until juices run clear. Serve with warm sauce. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 407 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 97 mg sodium, 76 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.