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Gouda-Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Gouda-Stuffed Chicken Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Stir in apples and honey; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes or until apples are crisp-tender. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 350 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 507mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 very lean meat, 1 fruit, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 156616
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"Dry and tasteless. I will NOT be making this again."

lilithspring User ID: 1466124 207050
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"I liked the sweetness, but added some prosciutto ham in with the Gouda. Will try it next time with some sundried tomatoes, gouda and fresh basilicum. You can either use metal skewers or (my preference) adjustable rings to close up the pockets to keep the insides in. The rings are perfect and are used a lot here in Germany for Rouladen (beef Rolls)."

whitters143 User ID: 6324649 156592
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"This was very yummy. The only thing I would do differently next time is add a little more cheese, but the chicken breasts I used were a little big so it wasn't a flaw in the recipe. Will make again!"

kristidoolittle User ID: 6297040 131951
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"Like the other reviewers I did have the cheese leak out but it still tasted great! I really enjoyed the sweetness from the apples and honey with the chicken. I did feel that it needed more garlic or salt because the sweetness was a little overpowering but it still tasted good. A little bit more of a time consuming recipe even though it was easy. I'll probably make it again for a dinner party or guests. I felt it took a little too long for just dinner for me and my fiance."

kodak853 User ID: 205458 156562
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"This recipe turned out great! I did have some of the cheese leak out like the other reviewer said, but still really good. It was by no means a hard recipe, just time consuming. I use 3 large chicken breasts and butterflied them. I increased the gouda by 1 oz but keep everything else pretty close to the same. I served it with baked sweet potatoes and salad. I will make it again, would be great for company."

kandyhamilton User ID: 6265668 151363
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"I liked this one. Although I wish there was a way to keep the cheese inside, it runs out."

tater1 User ID: 161246 79882
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"This recipe can make anyone look like a gourmet cook. It's wonderful and turns out great every time......"

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