Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apples, Almonds and Blue Cheese

Almond Board of California
Almond Board Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apples, Almonds and Blue Cheese RecipesRecipe
Developed for the Almond Board of California by Robin Miller
4 servings

Ingredients

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Cooking spray
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 5 ounces each)
4 crumbled blue cheese (any variety, including Gorgonzola)
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 apple (preferably Mackintosh, Gala or Fuji), peeled, cored and diced
3 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 teaspoons dried minced onion (from the spice aisle)

Preparation

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a shallow roasting pan with cooking spray.

Using a sharp paring knife, slice a pocket into each chicken breast, as if halving a bagel, without completely cutting through the other side. Arrange chicken in prepared pan and set aside.

In medium bowl, combine blue cheese, almonds, apple, and dill. Add a pinch each of salt and black pepper. Mix together with a fork until mixture is well blended and comes together. Divide mixture into four equal portions and spoon each portion into the pocket of the chicken. Brush olive oil all over the top of chicken and season the top with salt, black pepper and dried onion (1 teaspoon dried onion for each breast). Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until chicken is golden brown and cooked through.

Nutrition information per serving for 4 servings:
Calories 490 kcals, Cholesterol 141 mg, Total fat 25.5 g, Fiber 3.1 g, Saturated 7.9 g, Calcium 217 mg, Monounsaturated 12.1 g, Magnesium 94 mg, Polyunsaturated 3.7 g, Sodium 867 mg, Carb 11 g, Potassium 624 mg, Protein 53 g, Vitamin E 5.2 mg

Created date

September 2009