Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apple Cider Gravy


Something Extra

Recipe Theme


 

Recipe Center

Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apple Cider Gravy
Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apple Cider Gravy
Ingredients
1 (32- oz.) container Kitchen Basics Chicken Stock
4 tbsp. butter divided
1 large green apple peeled, cored and chopped
3/4 cup celery chopped
3/4 cup onion chopped
1/3 cup fresh apple cider
6 cups cubed Old World Style Rustic French
or Potato
Rosemary Bread, lightly toasted (from our
Bakery)
3 tbsp. pure maple syrup, divided
1 tbsp. each: chopped fresh sage, thyme and
rosemary,
divided
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cider Gravy
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
1-1/2 cups reduced stock (from above)
1/2 cup fresh apple cider
1 tbsp. chopped fresh herbs (any mixture of
above herbs)
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Prep time: 30 minutes, Cook time: 45 to 50
minutes
Directions
Boil stock in a medium saucepan until reduced to
2 cups; set aside. Preheat oven to 375°F and spray
a 13-by-9-inch shallow casserole dish with nonstick
cooking spray. Melt 3 tbsp. butter in a medium
skillet. Add apple, celery and onion; sauté for 10
minutes to soften. Stir together 1 cup reduced
stock and cider; drizzle over bread cubes. Add
cooked produce, 1 tbsp. syrup and 1 tbsp. herbs;
toss lightly to mix.

Meanwhile, cover chicken breasts with plastic wrap
and pound with a meat mallet until 1/4-inch thick.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread
about 1/2 cup stuffing mixture onto each chicken
breast and roll up tightly; secure with kitchen
string. Brown chicken on both sides in remaining 1
tbsp. butter; place in prepared dish and surround
with stuffing. Top with remaining 1 tbsp. syrup and
1 tbsp. herbs. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until
chicken reaches 165°F on a meat thermometer.

While chicken is cooking, make Cider Gravy. Melt
butter in a medium saucepan and cook until
lightly browned. Stir in flour and cook for 1
minute. Whisk in reduced stock and cider. Simmer
over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
Stir in herbs and season to taste with salt and
pepper.

Makes 4 servings.
Wine Suggestion

Bookmark and Share

Comments   To add your comments, please log in.