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Easy Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

2 servings

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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