Chipotle-Apple Chicken Breasts Recipe

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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."
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

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

Directions

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.
Cut a pocket in each chicken breast half; stuff with apple mixture. In a small skillet, brown chicken in oil on both sides.
Transfer to an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
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 each: 335 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 489mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.

  • 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
  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 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

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juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 234057
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"Good, though didn't knock my socks off enough for five stars."

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pzide User ID: 1073696 98658
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"easy to prepare and very tasty."

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twolfmom08 User ID: 1061961 170335
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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lcronan User ID: 1651827 155407
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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