Chicken Breasts with Curried Apple Stuffing

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Chicken with Curried Apple Stuffing is a delicious twist on weeknight chicken.

chicken breasts with curried apple stuffing on a plate with potatoes and carrots

A lot of people like to make chicken for dinner, but understandably get tired of making the same old things. This recipe is one that’s a little different. It will kick up the flavors a big notch, and you will enjoy eating your chicken with a delicious stuffing and sauce.

curried apple stuffing in a skillet

How to make Chicken Breasts with Curried Apple Stuffing:

There are three steps to this recipe- making the stuffing, cooking the chicken and making the sauce. And all of those tasks can be done in one pan. The recipe begins with the stuffing, and it’s easy to make. You’ll sauté chopped apple with onion, celery, golden raisins, garlic, chicken broth and curry powder.

raw chicken breasts stuffed with curried apple stuffing on plate

Next, you’ll take your chicken breasts and cut a slit in them to open them up. Then the stuffing is stuffed inside the chicken pocket.

skillet cooking stuffed chicken breasts

The stuffed chicken breasts are then sautéed in a skillet on both sides until the chicken is cooked through.

sauce for chicken cooking in skillet

And finally, you’ll make the sauce. The sauce is a mix of chicken broth, apple juice, garlic and curry powder. A little cornstarch is added in later to thicken it up slightly. The chicken is added to the sauce right before serving to simmer and grab all of those saucy flavors.

plated dinner of stuffed chicken breast with potato and carrot

And there are your Chicken Breasts with Curried Apple Stuffing. In this case, we served them with mashed potatoes and roasted carrots. the chicken has wonderful flavor. The curry flavor is there, but it’s definitely not overwhelming or spicy. The apples and raisins are a delightful pairing with the chicken and the sauce. It’s one delicious dinner.

chicken with curried apple stuffing on a white plate with carrot and potato

An alternate way of serving:

If you prefer, you can sauté the chicken and serve the stuffing and sauce over the chicken instead of stuffing it. It’s really good both ways.

Substitution suggestions:

A reader once made this recipe and made the following changes with success: 

  • add a slice of bacon to sauté with the celery and onion
  • substitute chopped mushrooms in place of the golden raisins

chicken with curried apple stuffing on plate

Change up your weeknight chicken game and make these Chicken Breasts with Curried Apple Stuffing. Enjoy!

Here are a few more chicken recipes you might like to try:

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Chicken Breasts with Curried Apple Stuffing

An amazing way to make chicken for dinner!
4 6 4
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 306kcal
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, chicken, curry, stuffing

Ingredients

APPLE STUFFING:

  • 1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • cups peeled and chopped Granny Smith apples
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced

CHICKEN:

  • 1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
  • Four 6 to 8-ounce chicken breasts

SAUCE:

  • cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water

Instructions

MAKE THE STUFFING:

  • Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add the apple and curry powder; sauté 3 minutes, or until the apple is tender. Stir in the broth, raisins and garlic; cook 4 minutes or until the liquid almost evaporates. Spoon the apple mixture into a small bowl; set aside.

PREPARE THE CHICKEN:

  • Cut a horizontal slit through the thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket. Stuff about 1/4 cup apple mixture into each pocket.
  • Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, and cook 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet; set aside.

MAKE THE SAUCE:

  • Add the chicken broth, apple juice, curry powder and garlic to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup.
  • Combine the cornstarch and water; stir well. Add to the broth mixture in the skillet; stir with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Return the chicken to the skillet; cover and simmer 2 minutes or until heated. Serve the sauce with the chicken.

Notes

  • An alternative way to make this recipe is to just top sautéed chicken breasts with the stuffing and sauce.
  • If preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE, just be sure to use brands of chicken broth and apple juice that are designated as GF.
  • The apple-curry mixture is delicious, and you'll have more than you need. So it's okay to serve a little on the side too. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 914mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg | Blue WW Smartpoints: 4 | Green WW Smartpoints: 6 | Purple WW Smartpoints: 4

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  • Mike Tuersley wrote:

    Very good recipe! Thank you!!

    I did modify mine a bit and thought I would share. Your comment about the smells of apple and curry were so true and I could add one more to that list – bacon! I added 1 slice of bacon chopped and sauted with the onions and celery. I then substituted chopped mushrooms in place of the raisins because I’m not fond of them in cooking. I used shitake so it gave the chicken another earthy dimension.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Thanks for sharing your adaptation!

  • Linda Hielscher wrote:

    Hi again Lori, Thank you so much for your quick response answering my questions. I followed the recipe exactly. Very good recipe, it wasn’t spicy at all. My husband and 14 year old really liked the dish and said it was a do over. Success!!!! 🙂

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Good to hear!

  • Linda Hielscher wrote:

    Hi Lori, I’m thinking about trying this today. I’ve never cooked anything before with curry powder. Is this a spicy dish?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Hi Linda- it’s not spicy hot… just spicy in terms of the curry spice.

  • Lisa cornely wrote:

    Chicken Breasts with Curried Apple Stuffing perfect for a fall dinner