Brie- and Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Brie- and Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breast
Staff Writer

It's a well-known fact that everything is better when you stuff it (at least when it comes to food). The inspiration for this recipe is rooted in that undeniable truth and the fact that Brie and apples are nothing if not delicious. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2  onion, chopped
  • green apple, chopped
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt, divided
  • 1  Teaspoon  pepper, divided
  • 1/4  Cup  hard apple cider
  • 1/4  Cup  cubed Brie
  • boneless chicken breasts

Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over low to medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until tender, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Once the onions are soft and slightly browned, add the chopped apple, 1/2 the salt, 1/2 the pepper, and the hard apple cider. Cook, stirring frequently, until apples are somewhat tender, about 6-7 minutes. Pour the mixture into a bowl and let cool for about 7-10 minutes. Once it's cool, stir in the Brie.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Heat the remaining olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken breasts with the rest of the salt and pepper and add to skillet. Brown each side  for 1-2 minutes and remove from heat. Slice the inside of each breast to make a pocket. Stuff the pocket with the Brie, apple, and onion filling. Don't worry about over-stuffing — the more the better and it's OK if some falls out! Place the stuffed chicken breasts in the oven and bake 35-45 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove from oven, serve, and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
15µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
11µg
0%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
59mg
8%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
22mg
1%
Water
44g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Brie Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Brie Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Brie Wine Pairing

Rich white wines and full-bodied reds go well with most cheeses and cheese-based dishes. Some specific recommendations: chardonnay or pinot blanc with goat cheese; dry chenin blanc with earthy cheeses; rosé or sercial madeira with melted-cheese appetizers; port with blue cheese (especially stilton); amontillado sherry or syrah/shiraz with strong cheeses; olooros or palo cortado sherry with creamy cheeses; merlot or carménère with mild cheeses; cabernet sauvignon, malbec, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, or petite sirah with cheddar- or gouda-type cheeses; nero d'avola with full-flavored Spanish or Italian cheeses; sangiovese with dishes using parmigiano-reggiano and similar cheeses.