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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 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


  • 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 cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into pan. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with paprika.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 275 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.

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  • dkparker
    Nov 24, 2013

    Good, easy recipe. Only additions I made were adding a sliced green onion and a sprinkle of Mrs Dash along with the pepper.

  • sunshine313
    Dec 17, 2010

    I thought this was super easy and tasted great. I must have had the tart apples, because it was a little too much apple taste for me. I used italian breadcrumbs and that overpowered everything. I had some extra filling and put it over the top before the gravy. That gave it more flavor - try that!

  • tazyntank
    Nov 13, 2010

    Easy, Fast, Delicious. I love any excuse to cook with apples.

  • dbsierens
    Oct 30, 2010

    Very, very bland. The sauce was not very thick and the whole disk was not very appealing to the eye.

  • jlw21_1783
    Feb 16, 2010

    Good. Like other reviews though it just needs a little something else to give it a bite. Going to try a tarter apple or shaper cheese next time.

  • ncparkins
    Oct 12, 2009

    I tried this for the first time yesterday and it was super easy. However I found it to be too plain. I will make it again but I will have to modify the recipe (even though I added raisins to it yesterday).

  • nanarosy
    Jun 30, 2009

    I tried this recipe with some Old Bay seasoning, what a great dish, easy to prepare and excellent with whole wheat basmati rice. Nanarosy

  • lgibsonjr
    Apr 13, 2008

    I tried this recipe and it just didn't go over well. Maybe I'm used to spicier foods or perhaps my execution was off that day. I will give it another try in about a month to see if my opinion changes. On a positive note it was fairly easy to prepare and didn't take much time to cook.