Vagabond Chicken

This is a vagabond recipe.

I first placed the recipe on my menu in early September. As it happens sometimes, when the day came to make the recipe, something came up and it never got made. I then moved it to the following week. That day came, and something else came up.

After a total of four tries, I finally made this recipe.

It is difficult to argue with the combination of apples and chicken. The other ingredients, cheese and breadcrumbs, at first seemed a little odd, but they worked.

A pretty straightforward set of ingredients.

The stuffing ingredients.

I will often use thinly sliced breasts to avoid having to pound out my own, but in doing so, you end up with less chicken and can put less stuffing in. I went ‘Old school’ on these breasts.

Feeling stuffed? This chicken is.

The dish was pretty good. I am not sure the cheese or breadcrumbs added much to the taste, though.

Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Makes: 4


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian-style dried bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


1. Combine apple, cheese, and bread crumbs. Set aside.

2. Flatten chicken breasts between sheets of waxed paper to 1/4 inch thickness. Divide apple mixture between chicken breasts, and roll up each breast. Secure with toothpicks.

3. Melt butter or margarine in a 7 inch skillet over medium heat. Brown stuffed chicken breasts. Add wine and 1/4 cup water. Cover. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink.

4. Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch; stir into juices in pan. Cook and stir until thickened. Pour gravy over chicken, and garnish with parsley. Serve.

Nutritional Info:

NutritionAmount Per Serving (4 total) Calories 139 cal 7% Fat 5.1 g 8% Carbs 4.9 g 2% Protein 15 g 30% Cholesterol 46 mg 15% Sodium 120 mg 5% See More Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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Categories: Cheese2, Chicken, Fried, Fruit, Low Carb, Main Dish 2, Recipes, Wine

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “Vagabond Chicken”

  1. March 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it!


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