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Gouda Stuffed Chicken with Apples - Chicken breasts are stuffed with cheese and served on an herbed cider reduction with tender apple slices. It doesn't get any more autumnal than this.

Smoked Gouda Stuffed Chicken with Apples

Chef Shelley
Be sure to use modest sized chicken breast or they will take forever to cook. Definitely nothing over 8 ounces. The smaller they are the quicker they cook and the faster you eat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4


  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 ounces smoked Gouda sliced into four pieces, or whatever cheese you like
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme or minced rosemary
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 Granny Smith apples or whatever apple you like, cored and sliced thinly. I like the peel on, remove it if you prefer.


  • Heat the oil in a 12" skillet over medium high heat.
  • Cut a horizontal slit to form a pocket in each chicken breast and insert a slice of cheese.
  • Salt and pepper chicken then coat in flour.
  • Saute on both sides until golden brown, then remove to a plate.
  • Add garlic and herb to pan and saute 30 seconds. Add broth and cider and reduce by half, about 10 minutes.
  • Add apples and chicken to pan and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about five minutes.