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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Apple Stuffed Chicken Thighs

These tasty chicken thighs have been stuffed with an apple stuffing.  I continue to use my apples in every way possible.  I used Stayman Winesap apples, but you can use Granny Smith or McIntosh too. 

I like the combination of apples and onions.  I used bread crumbs, but you can use a couple of toasted slices of bread cut in small pieces..or if you have some stuffing, you can use that too.

Don't over stuff the chicken thighs, because you don't want to stuffing to come out as you are cooking them.  Once stuffed make sure to hold them together with a couple of toothpicks.  Just take them out after the chicken is done cooking.

I cooked the chicken on the stove for a few minutes, just to give the chicken a nice color on the outside. I finished cooking them in the oven.

The stuffed chicken thighs came out really tender, and the stuffing had great taste.  As a side I Roasted Sweet Dumpling Squash and Oven Roasted Beets.   Fantastic dinner!!


6 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
1 apple cored, peeled and diced
1/2 of a medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup of bread crumbs
salt and pepper
1 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 tsp of dry rosemary
1/2 tsp of dry parsley

 Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and add the onion and diced apple. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until onion begins to soften, stirring frequently. Add dry rosemary and parsley or fresh if you have any.  Remove from heat. Stir in bread crumbs and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Lay the chicken thighs out flat on a work surface. Cover with plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4-inch thick. Spoon some of the apple filling into each thigh, making sure not to over stuffed so you don't lose the filling while cooking. Roll up each thigh and secure with toothpicks.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Generously salt and pepper each side of the thighs. Place thighs in the skillet and cook for a couple of  minutes on each side. Just to get a nice brown color on the outside.  Remove chicken from the pan and place on a baking dish.  Place in oven and bake for an additional 25- 30 minutes, until chicken is well done. Enjoy!!!

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