This week I’ve been feeling homesick…for Augusta. I never thought I’d say that. It may not be my favorite place we’ll ever live, but I miss the simplicity of it. There’s not a lot of restaurants in the small Georgia town, but what the city lacks in quantity, it definitely makes up for in quality. I was thinking of New Moon Cafe, they have the best flavored coffee there, I miss that! But, they also serve a turkey and apple sandwich there that I love. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find turkey cutlets at the store, but this apple stuffed chicken had Andy licking his plate. Thanks New Moon for the inspiration, and if you’re reading this, we miss you, your coffee and your food!
Apple Stuffed Chicken with Brie Sauce and Roasted Asparagus
Apple Stuffed Chicken
3 Sweet Red Apples, Cored, Peeled and Chopped
2 Tablespoons Butter, Divided
1/2 Cup Apple Cider
1 Teaspoon of Brown Sugar
4 Chicken Breasts, With a Pocket Cut
1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Teaspoons Onion, Chopped
1 Cup Cream
1/2 Tablespoon of Butter
3-4 Ounces of Brie
Salt and Pepper, To Taste
Preheat Oven to 400 (this is for your asparagus)
In a Cast Iron Skillet, Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter and add 1/2 cup of Apple Cider and cook for a minute over medium heat. Add your chopped apples and cook for about 5 minutes until tender. Add the brown sugar and cook for about 2 more minutes. Remove apples with a slotted spoon, keep the drippings in the pan, set apples aside.
Meanwhile, begin your brie sauce in a separate small pot. Add wine, garlic and onions to the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes over medium heat, reducing wine. Turn your burner to low, add cream or half and half and simmer for 10 minutes. While Sauce is simmering, begin your chicken.
Stuff chicken with apples and secure with toothpicks, season with salt and pepper. Add stuffed chicken to cast iron skillet and begin cooking over medium heat, add a little olive oil to the pan if you need to. Cook for several minutes on each side.
While Chicken is cooking, add brie to the simmering sauce and stir until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Also begin your asparagus, recipe below.
When Chicken is done, remove from the skillet, remove toothpicks and top with brie sauce. Chicken will be a little crunchy from the brown sugar, yum!
While chicken is cooking, spray baking ban with olive oil. Add Asparagus to pan and spray with olive oil. Top with cracked sea salt and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes until crunchy.
Sabbath Sunday is a new weekly series on NewsAnchorToHomaker. I had a vision of what future Sundays would look like, church, kids playing outside, while my husband and I cooked up a big meal. Then I figured, why wait?