Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Apple, Goat Cheese, and Walnut Stuffed Chicken Breast

Bow chicken wow wow. Great for autumn nights.
Prep time: 10 minutes              |            Total time: 1 hour            |            Yield: 4 servings

· 4 boneless chicken breasts
· 3-4 ounces goat cheese
· 1-2 apples, diced
· 1/4 cup walnuts
· 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

· 2 teaspoons of thyme 
· 1 teaspoon pepper
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1/3 teaspoon pepper flakes

1. Preheat the oven to 375.
2. Place chicken breast on a large 

sheet of waxed paper; cover with another sheet; 
pound chicken breast to 1/4 inch thickness. 
Season both sides with half of the thyme, salt and pepper.
3. Sautee apple cubes in olive oil.
4. Heat goat cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds or until soft.
5. Combine the goat cheese, apple, lemon juice, walnuts, thyme, and pepper.
6. Cut a slit down the center of each chicken breast. Fill each pocket evenly with mixture.
7. Bake chicken for about 30 minutes.

Source: Chef Lassig and Chef Hannan.

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