Apple Butter & Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken


November 18, 2020 By: Comments
Tagged: Comfort Foods Comfort Foods. Dinner Dinner. Entrees Entrees. Quick Dinner Quick Dinner. Chicken Chicken. Chicken Dinners Chicken Dinners. Fall Favorites Fall Favorites. Cream Cheese Cream Cheese.
Prep:
15 minutes
Cook:
30 Minutes
Serves:
4
You’ve probably had apple butter on toast or biscuits, but in this recipe, we’re putting it on juicy chicken breasts that have been stuffed with herb cream cheese for an absolutely delicious dinner dish that the whole family will enjoy. And it only takes 45 minutes to prep and cook, so you don’t have to spend too much time in the kitchen preparing this tasty meal. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables, like green beans for a complete meal. Then, for the adults in the family, this main dish pairs perfectly with a glass of Chardonnay, like Billings Farm brand. So, be sure to pick up a bottle while you’re shopping for the ingredients below at your neighborhood Food Lion!

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butterfly the chicken breasts by cutting each breast in half lengthwise, keeping your knife parallel to the cutting board and opening each one up like a book.
  2. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Spread 1 tablespoon of apple butter on one side of each chicken breast. Top with 2 tablespoons of cream cheese. Fold chicken to close and secure with toothpicks or kitchen twine.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown on both sides. Move the skillet to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Transfer chicken to a plate and let rest.
  4. Place the skillet back over medium-high heat and add the cider and mustard, whisking until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Turn heat to low and whisk in the butter and chopped parsley.
  5. Remove toothpicks or kitchen twine from chicken. Serve with sauce and extra chopped parsley for garnish.

Recipe Tip: If your skillet is not oven-safe, simply transfer the chicken to a glass or metal baking dish.