Cool Weather Comfort Food – Chicken with Maple Stuffing

stuffed chicken breast

Some food just feels warm and cozy. This is a lighter take on the traditional meal. Small portions served with fresh greens is just about perfect!

Chicken with Maple Stuffing

This is comfort food made simple enough for an evening meal. Serve with fresh produce sides such as a green salad or your favorite cooked vegetable side. We especially love roasted winter squash and sautéed green beans.

Ingredients:

32 oz. chicken broth          4 T. butter, divided      3/4 c. celery, chopped                                     1 apple, peel & chop       3/4 c. onion, chopped             1/3 c. apple cider                                     6 c. bread, cubed       3 T. maple syrup      4 boneless chicken breasts                                                           1 T. each dried sage, thyme and rosemary             sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Directions: Boil the chicken broth in a medium saucepan until it has reduced to 2 1/2 cups; set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 13” x 9” inch shallow casserole dish with oil. Melt 3 T. butter in a medium skillet. Add apple, celery and onion. Sauté for 10 minutes to soften. In a small bowl stir together reduced stock and apple cider. Drizzle over bread cubes. Add cooked produce, 1 1/2 T. maple syrup and herbs. Toss lightly to mix. Meanwhile, cover chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound to 1/4” thick. Season with salt and pepper. Spread about 1/2 cup stuffing on each breast and roll up tightly. Secure with kitchen string. Brown chicken with 1 T. butter and place in prepared dish. Surround with the remaining stuffing. Sprinkle remaining syrup and herbs over the top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees.

 

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About Rachel

Owner @ Brown Box Organics.
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