Brie- and Apple-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

A plate of Brie- and apple-stuffed chicken breasts
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
411 Calories
19g Fat
15g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 411
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 799mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 497mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Serve these easy Brie- and apple-stuffed chicken breasts with a simple reduced pan sauce made of apple cider and pan drippings.

This recipe calls for bone-in chicken breasts, where you place the stuffing under the skin. If you use boneless chicken breasts, then pound them between sheets of plastic wrap until they are quite thin. Then place the stuffing mixture on each thinned chicken breast and roll to encase the Brie and apple mixture. Boneless chicken will take less time to cook—about 25 to 30 minutes—so check them for doneness earlier.

See the variations below for some additional ideas and possible substitutions.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion

  • 1 medium tart apple, such as Granny Smith peeled, cored, and 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, rind removed and cut into small chunks

  • 4 medium bone-in, skin-on chicken breast

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until quite tender, about seven to eight minutes.

  2. Add the chopped apple to the skillet along with 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 cup of apple cider; cook until apples are tender, about four to six minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in Brie. Divide stuffing into four equal portions.

  3. Heat oven to 400 F.

  4. Run fingers under breast skin to separate it from the 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.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is tender and juices run clear when pierced with a fork, about 45 to 55 minutes. The chicken should read at least 165 F on an instant-read meat thermometer.

  6. Remove the chicken to serving the dish and keep warm.

Pan Sauce

  1. Skim fat from baking dish and pour the drippings into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat. Add remaining 1/2 cup apple cider; boil to reduce by half. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon the sauce over the chicken.

Recipe Variations

  • Camembert cheese may be substituted for the Brie cheese.
  • Replace the sliced apples with peeled, sliced pears.
  • Replace the thyme with a poultry seasoning blend of herbs, salt-free herb seasoning, marjoram, or rubbed sage.