Chicken Breasts with Curried Apple Stuffing


Chicken Breasts with Curried Apple Stuffing


Quantity Ingredients
2 tsp vegetable oil, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tbsp finely chopped celery
1 3/4 cup chopped peeled Granny Smith apple
1 3/4 tsp curry powder, divided
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can low-salt chicken broth, divided
4 4-oz skinned, boned chicken breast halves
3/4 cup apple juice
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp water


Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; saute 5 minutes or until tender. Add apple and 1 teaspoon curry powder; saute 3 minutes or until apple is tender. Stir in raisins, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, and 1/3 cup broth; cook 4 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Spoon apple mixture into a small bowl; set aside.

Cut a horizontal slit through the thickest portion of each breast half to form a pocket. Stuff about 1/4 cup apple mixture into each pocket.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; saute 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.

Add 3/4 teaspoon curry powder, remaining broth, apple juice, and garlic to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup.

Combine cornstarch and water; stir well. Add to broth mixture in skillet; stir with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Return chicken to skillet; cover and simmer 2 minutes or until heated. Serve sauce with chicken.

Yields 4 servings.  

Nutrition information for one serving (chicken breast half and 1/4 cup sauce): CALORIES 244(17% from fat); FAT 4.6g (sat 1g,mono 1.3g,poly 1.6g); IRON 1.8mg; CHOLESTEROL 66mg; CALCIUM 33mg; CARBOHYDRATE 23.3g; SODIUM 105mg; PROTEIN 27.7g; FIBER 2.5g