Smoked Gouda and Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts
These chicken breasts come out super tender and juicy, thanks to the proscuitto. Cut into them, and find baked apple and gouda - sweet and savoury together. Super easy, super delicious.
- 2 boneless-skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 medium apple sliced thin
- 1/4 block smoked gouda cheese sliced into 1 cm pieces
- 6 slices proscuitto
Preheat over to 400 degrees.
To start cut the chicken breasts in half (careful not to cut all the way through the breast), and lay them face down. Using a flat surface, cover the chicken with a piece of plastic wrap, and pound out each breast to 1/2 inch thickness. (The plastic wrap keeps the mess contained and keeps the breasts moist).
Once the chicken is pounded out, on one side of the breast, place the apple slices, then the Gouda cheese slices on top. Fold the other side over, and make sure the apples and cheese are nicely tucked in.
Wrap each slice of chicken breast with the prosciutto, ensuring the open side is completely covered to keep the apples and cheese inside. (You could also seal them with toothpicks, but I find they stay intact with the prosciutto).
Carefully place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet, and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.
This dish is very easy to make, and has so much flavour. The chicken stays so tender, and since it is pounded out, it doesn't take as long to cook.
I have always cooked it at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, and it has always come out perfectly done.