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Brie and Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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These easy chicken breasts are stuffed with apples and brie cheese and served with a reduced apple juice and drippings sauce.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tart apple, cored, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 3/4 cup apple cider, divided
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, without rind, cut in small chunks
  • 4 medium chicken breast halves, bone-in, with skin (2 lbs)

Preparation:

Heat oil innonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook until quite tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add chopped apple, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 cup cider; cook until apples are tender, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, Stir in Brie. Divide stuffing into 4 equal portions.

Heat oven to 400°.

Run fingers under breast skin to separate from meat. Put 1/4 of the stuffing under the skin of each chicken breast; press gently to distribute filling evenly under skin. Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place in 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.

Bake at 400° until chicken is tender and juices run clear when pierced with a fork, about 35 to 45 minutes. The chicken should read about 180° on an instant-read meat thermometer. Remove chicken to serving dish and keep warm.

Prepare sauce: Skim fat from baking dish and spoon drippings into small saucepan. Heat over medium heat. Add remaining 1/2 cup apple cider; simmer briskly to reduce by half. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon over chicken.
Serves 4.

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 5 out of 5
Amazing, Member Minuit85

We made this for our Sunday dinner gathering we have every week. It was our turn to cook and this turned out amazing! We made it with twice-stuffed baked potatoes and glazed pearl onions. It was delicious! Everyone raved about it. This recipe is a definite keeper.

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