"Apples and Cheese pocketed inside moist chicken are perfectly complimented by a very rich egg-based sweet creme sauce. This recipe is elegant but uses simple ingredients, and easy on the pocketbook!" — ELFINDANCER
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
provolone cheese, halved
Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored and thinly sliced
Italian seasoned bread crumbs
finely chopped pecans
As a novice gourmet, I was a bit weary of this recipe because it called for a "double boiler", but I fashioned a makeshift one from a stainless steel bowl over a pot of about 1" of simmering water and this meal came out like I had been cooking for years! I'm proud to be the first to review this unique recipe! Thank you elfindancer!
I wish I could have rated this higher. The recipe *sounded* yummy, and it was easy to put together. There were a lot of different flavors, but it still needed - something. I think that substituting gorgonzola for the provolone would have made this a winner...it needs a stronger cheese to balance out the sweetness of the sauce. I'd give it another chance, though.
Good, but too sweet as written. Next time will cut back on the sugar.
I made this dish according to the recipe, and it was awful! Neither my husband nor I could finish it, and I eat just about anything. The sauce is literally nothing more than a custard, so what you're really making is chicken drenched in vanilla pudding. Yuck!
This was not a favourite in our house. It was quite a time consuming dish to prepare - definitely not a 20 minute prep time as indicated in the recipe - double that at least. As with other reviewers, we found the sauce WAY too sweet - I reduced the amount of sugar and it was still too sweet - more appropriate for a dessert - in fact, we didn't even need dessert when we were done eating! As well, I don't think provolone is the best cheese to use in this dish, something with a creamier texture - brie perhaps.
Oh,Wow! Really great recipe. I was a little skeptical about using such a sweet sauce on chicken, but it was really perfect just as written. My husband loved it.The chicken was very juicy. I did sprinkle sea salt inside the pocket and outside as well before putting the crumbs on. Baked in the tightest dish I could get it in, then poured the broth that cooked out back over the chicken. I think the saltiness balanced the sweetness nicely.
This dish was good, very different. There are a lot of flavors going on. I filled the chicken with apples and still only used half the apple. I found the apple to be the best part of the dish though and was sad when they were all gone. As recommended I scaled back on the sugar, only 2 TBS and the sauce was still very sweet. The sauce doesn't reheat very well though, the chicken reheats OK. Thanks for the unique recipe.
This is very different from any chicken dish I ever made, so I tried to not judge it hastily, but instead took a few moments to truly savor it and decide whether or not I liked it.... and I did like it, with some adjustments. I read other reviews and noted that a couple folks thought the sugar amount was too much, so I, too, cut it back to 2 TBSP, but between that and the vanilla, I did still find the flavor a bit too sweet. I ended up putting salt and pepper on my cutlet to cut back the sweetness. I also subsituted almonds for pecans, because that's all I had on hand, and that worked fine. I had neglected to re-read the sauce preparation directions, and so I did not heat over a double boiler, but directly over a flame in a sauce pan, and it did make the egg yolks a little clumpy, not frothy, but taste-wise, it was OK. My husband said he enjoyed it, and that I should make this again. My children found it so-so, but again, I think because it was such an unfamiliar taste for chicken. I am giving this 4 stars, because I think the combination of ingredients was very unique (but taste-wise, I'd rate it a 3).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Apple Filled Chicken in Pecan Creme Sauce
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 253
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