Filled with sweet and crunchy apples and creamy brie cheese, these apple and brie stuffed chicken breasts are a flavor-packed 30-minute recipe perfect for a healthy weeknight meal.
If you want a quick and easy recipe that is high in protein and is sure to please a crowd, look no further than this apple and brie stuffed chicken recipe. The combination of apple and brie, paired with a thyme and maple marinade, creates moist and juicy chicken breasts filled with the flavors of fall.
In fact, this recipe is so easy to make it will quickly become one of your go-to dinner recipes, and the concept is so versatile that you can stuff the chicken breasts with any combination of cheese and apples you like.
Why You’ll Love It
- Easy – Made with minimal ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes, this recipe is quick and easy to make.
- High in Protein – With 30 grams of protein per serving, these apple and brie stuffed chicken breasts are protein-packed.
- Full of Flavor – This recipe is filled with sweet, salty, and earthy flavors.
What You’ll Need
- Chicken Breasts – While the recipe calls for boneless, skinless chicken breasts, you can use bone-in chicken if desired, however, you will need to extend the cooking time.
- Apple – To add some crunch and sweetness. You can use any red apple you like.
- Brie – To ensure the chicken is creamy and gooey. If you can’t find brie cheese, you can use camembert or cheddar cheese instead.
- Olive Oil – To marinate and cook the chicken.
- Maple Syrup – To add a touch of sweetness.
- Dijon Mustard – To thicken the marinade and add flavor.
- Thyme – To add an earthy flavor. If using fresh thyme, use triple the amount.
- Garlic – To add some fragrance to the marinade.
- Salt and Pepper – To season the chicken breasts.
To Make it Gluten-Free: No adaptations are needed, this recipe is gluten-free.
To Make it Dairy-Free: Swap the brie for a nut-based cheese or non-dairy cheese alternative.
How to Make Apple and Brie Stuffed Chicken
- Marinate the chicken. Combine the olive oil, maple syrup, mustard, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, whisk until well combined, then add chicken breasts and allow to marinate for at least 5 minutes.
- Stuff the chicken. Once marinated, slice a small pocket into the side of each chicken breast and stuff it with slices of apple and brie cheese.
- Sear the chicken. Heat olive oil in a cast-iron skillet or large oven-proof pan, add the chicken breasts, and sear for 2-3 minutes per side or until lightly golden brown.
- Bake the chicken. Transfer the pan to the oven at 400°F and bake for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through or reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
- Serve and enjoy!
You can find the detailed instructions in the recipe card below.
What to Serve it With
This apple brie chicken is a great source of protein and fat. To ensure it’s a balanced meal, I recommend serving it with a source of complex carbohydrates and fiber. Here are some suggestions:
- Mashed potatoes and green beans
- Roasted potatoes and broccoli
- Sweet potatoes and asparagus
- Rice and green salad
Red’s Nutrition Tip
This stuffed chicken is delicious warm with potatoes or rice and vegetables, but can also be enjoyed cold as leftovers. Simply slice it up and serve it on top of your favorite salad or in a sandwich for a high-protein meal.
What apples go well with brie cheese?
Brie cheese pairs well with almost any apple, however, they pair particularly well with juicy and crisp apples. Honeycrisp, granny smith, gala apples, and golden delicious apples are recommended with brie cheese.
At what temperature is stuffed chicken done?
Stuffed chicken breasts are done cooking when the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Storage + Reheating
To Refrigerate: Allow the cooked chicken to cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days.
To Freeze: Once cooled, transfer the chicken to an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To Reheat: Place the chicken breasts in a casserole dish, add a splash of water, cover it with aluminum foil, and reheat them in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until warm. The chicken breasts can also be reheated on a plate in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Ensure that the chicken breasts are completely thawed before reheating.
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Apple and Brie Stuffed Chicken
The combination of sweet apples and creamy brie cheese makes the perfect filling for these apple and brie stuffed chicken breasts. They are the perfect addition to a family fall dinner.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- 1 apple, cut into thin slices
- 4 ounces brie cheese, cut into 4 slices
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- In a large bowl, add the olive oil, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper, and whisk until well combined. Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and allow to marinate for at least 5 minutes or up to 24 hours in the fridge.
- Once the chicken has marinated and you’re ready to cook, preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Remove the chicken breasts from the bowl and place them on a cutting board. Using a small, sharp knife, cut a lengthwise slit into each chicken breast, about 3/4 of the way through the width of the chicken. You’re trying to cut a pocket into the chicken breast without cutting it completely in half.
- Once you’ve created a pocket in each chicken breast, stuff each one with several slices of apple and a slice of brie cheese.
- In a large oven-safe pan or cast-iron skillet, warm a bit of additional olive oil, then place the stuffed chicken breasts into the pan, and sear them for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
- Once seared on both sides, transfer the pan to the oven for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through or reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Once cooked, remove the pan from the oven and transfer the chicken breasts to a plate to rest for a few minutes.
- Optional: While the chicken is resting, use the pan drippings to make a sauce for the chicken. Place the pan on a burner on low-medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of water, and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any crusty bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook the liquid for a couple of minutes to allow the mixture to reduce and thicken a little, adding additional water as needed. Once finished, transfer the sauce to a small bowl or pour it directly over the chicken.
- The chicken can be served immediately with the sauce and sides of your choice or cooled and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 286 calories
- Sugar: 5 grams
- Fat: 15 grams
- Carbohydrates: 7 grams
- Fiber: 1 gram
- Protein: 30 grams