This tasty chicken recipe gets a boost from a stuffing of fresh herbs, diced ham, and McIntosh apple, along with an interesting Persian-inspired sauce. Garnish this flavorful chicken with fresh thyme and basil sprigs.

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Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
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  • SAUTE onion in 2 tablespoons hot olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Add walnuts and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes.

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  • ADD brown sugar and next 5 ingredients. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 30 minutes or until thickened; cool slightly.

  • PULSE mixture in a blender or food processor 3 or 4 times or until smooth; keep warm.

  • PLACE chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.

  • TOSS together apple, ham, and thyme. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of apple mixture onto each chicken breast; roll up, securing with wooden picks.

  • HEAT remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add chicken, and cook 2 minutes on each side. Reduce heat; cover and cook 7 to 10 minutes or until done. Drizzle with sauce. Garnish, if desired.

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Reprinted with permission of Southern Living(R) magazine. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; protein 36.4g; carbohydrates 19.6g; fat 25.6g; cholesterol 83.8mg; sodium 1161.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2003
This receipe is great. I tried it with a bit of variation. I omitted the nuts and did not put the sauce in the blender and it still tasted great. We will definitely be doing this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
EXCELLENT chicken recipe - tender, sweet, tangy sauce. Substitute Golden Delicious for a slightly weaker apple flavor. Extra garlic adds a little tang. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2003
We all loved this receipe! Once everything got cut up it was easy to cook. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2004
I LOVED THIS RECIPE! I made it for 10 people and they ALL adored it. However, make sure you are good at handling a lot of things at once. This recipe takes time and patience, but in my eyes it was well worth it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
This recipe definately was not worth the trouble and time it took to make. I really did not like the consistancy of the sauce either. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2003
Absolutely delicious meal, my finicky family loves it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2006
I have to admit to not being too sure about this recipe as I was making it. Perhaps it had everything to do with the fact that I was making it for the first time for a dinner party. However, it was a real hit with my guests. I omitted the walnuts, used black forest ham instead of the country ham and only used about 1/4 tsp saffron instead of the required 1/2. I'll definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2004
This came with mixed reviews, some liked the sweet with the meat others were turned off by the combination Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2005
Very tasty. It is a bit time consuming but well worth the effot. Omitted the saffron (didn't have any) and the walnuts (personal preference). Also used thin sliced Boars Head ham from the deli - easy and not too salty. Read More
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