November 2021 Snackbyte

Wayne Farms

Fall is officially here, we know you’re likely dreaming of a Thanksgiving feast, and it got us thinking…

Why can’t we bring the flavors of Thanksgiving to the weeknight dinner table?

And thus, this super-simple, Thanksgiving inspired, savory, sweet, chicken entree was born.

Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 box stove top stuffing mix
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup crasins
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • ¼ cup pecans (or walnuts), chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Oil of choice

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Salt and pepper your chicken breast and make an incision lengthwise - the incision will act as a pocket for the stuffing, so be sure not to cut through to the other side. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix the remaining ingredients until combined. Stuff your chicken breast with the stuffing mixture, pressing into the chicken to fill the pocket completely.

Heat a cast iron skillet or sauté pan to medium heat and add your oil of choice. Once hot, add chicken breast and let cook until browned, flipping as needed; about 4 mins on each side.

Transfer chicken to the preheated oven and bake until stuffing has crisped and heated through; about 15 min. Check the internal temp of your chicken using a meat thermometer, as larger cuts will take longer to bake in the oven. Temperature should read a minimum of 165°F.

Serve with chicken gravy and mashed potatoes for an easy weeknight meal.