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Apple Stuffed Chicken with Sage Sauce

Apple Stuffed Chicken with Sage Sauce. Juicy chicken breasts stuffed with cheddar cheese and apple, and topped with a savory butter sage sauce. Easy to make of full of delicious flavor!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Stuffed Chicken with Sage Sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 330kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 slices sharp cheddar cheese deli slices
  • 1 medium sized apple

Sauce

  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 10 sage leaves chopped roughly

Instructions

Chicken

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil so that aluminum foil is about 4" higher that the top of each edge.
  • Mix together chicken broth, lemon pepper seasoning, paprika, salt, and olive oil. Pour mixture in bottom of prepared baking pan.
  • Cut chicken so that it's about 3/4" thick. Cut vertical slices about 3/4 of the way through the chicken, every 3/4 to 1 inch (this is where the apples and cheese go, you can see in the photos).
  • Core apple and cut remaining apple into slices about 1/4" thickness. Place 1 slice of apple into each of the cuts in the chicken.
  • Cut deli cheese into about 1/2" width strips. Place cheese slices next to apple in chicken.
  • Put cheese and apple filled chicken into prepared baking pan. Fold up aluminum foil on all sides so that chicken is covered with the foil. If you have space remaining, use another piece of foil to cover. Do not let the foil touch the cheese or tops of the chicken.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

Sauce

  • While chicken is cooking, melt butter in a small sauce pan on stove top over medium heat. Once butter begins to turn a light amber color, mix in sage. Continue stirring until butter turns a darker amber color. Typically you smell a nutty flavor as the butter browns, but because of the sage, it is masked.
  • Remove butter from heat and let cool for about 15 minutes.

Serving

  • Remove chicken from broth in pan. Serve with sage butter sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 481mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 0.7mg