Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Stuffing Stufted Chicken

I have a problem figuring out how to use leftovers. I used to make my husband a lunch that was made up of the leftovers from the night before, but that doesn't work anymore. John doesn't get packed lunches quite yet, and I tend to eat sandwiches for lunch, so I felt it was time to get creative and came up with this recipe using the left over stuffing from our pork chop dinner the other night. This meal was a big hit, next time I will add some more yummy things to the stuffing, but this worked for the first time making this recipe.

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 granny smith or other tart green apples, peeled and diced

1 1/2 cups of cooked stuffing

1/3 cup of diced onion

a pinch of dried sage and parsley

salt and pepper to season

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a medium sized pan to medium high, add onions and apples and cook for about 5 minutes or until apples are soft. Remove apples and onions from skillet and mix with cooked stuffing. Butterfly cut chicken breasts, and place 1/4 of stuffing mixture inside, season breasts with sage, parsley, salt, and pepper and place in a shallow baking dish. Cook in the oven for about 30 minutes. Serve with a salad of blue cheese, apples, dried cranberries, and walnuts.

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