Stuffed Chicken with Apples, Gouda, and Kale
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 raw boneless skinless chicken breasts (8 ounces each)
  • 3 apples, chopped
  • 3 ounces Gouda cheese, sliced
  • 2 cups baby kale
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) of chicken broth
  • ¼ cup white wine (optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  1. Cut a large slit on the side of each chicken breast, creating a pocket for the stuffing. Stuff each chicken breast with an equal amount of apples, gouda, and kale. Tie each chicken breast shut with 2-3 pieces of kitchen twine. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of salt, pepper, and thyme on all sides of the chicken breasts.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large French oven over medium-high heat. Once heated, place the chicken breasts in the pan and sear on opposite sides for about 3 minutes each until the breasts have a nice brown crust on the outside. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to do this in two batches. Set the chicken breasts aside on a plate.
  3. Add a ½ tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Add in the onion and garlic and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of salt. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until soft. Then, add in the chicken broth and white wine and stir with a wooden spoon, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Place the chicken breasts back in the pan, cover, and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook on the stovetop for 45 minutes. Remove the chicken breasts from the pan.
  4. For the sauce, remove the garlic and onions with a slotted spoon and whisk together the remaining cooking liquid. Alternatively, you could use an immersion blender to blend the liquid, onions, and garlic together for a slightly thicker sauce. Plate each chicken breast and pour a couple tablespoons of sauce over the top. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
Serving size: 1 stuffed chicken breast
Nutrition Information (per serving) from
Calories: 473 Fat: 14g Carb: 26.8g Fiber: 4.5g Protein: 57.8g Sugar 16.3g Sodium: 891mg
Recipe by Destination Delish at