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Gouda-Stuffed Chicken

 Gouda-Stuffed Chicken
My brother gave me the recipe for this hearty dish we often serve at family gatherings. Men, especially, seem to enjoy it, and it's become one of our special favorites. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, cut into thin pieces
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 large tart apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Cut a slit lengthwise through the thickest part of each chicken
  • breast; fill with cheese. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt
  • and pepper. Dip chicken in flour mixture on both sides; shake off
  • excess.
  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken
  • in 1-1/2 teaspoons oil over medium heat for 8-10 minutes on each
  • side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute garlic in remaining oil for 30 seconds.
  • Add broth and cider, stirring to loosen browned bits. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-14 minutes or until
  • mixture is reduced to about 1 cup.
  • Stir in apples and honey; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,

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Gouda-Stuffed Chicken (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • uncovered, for 5-7 minutes or until apples are crisp-tender. Serve
  • with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup apple mixture equals 350 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 507 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 39 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.