Stuffing and Stuff…

Tonight, I wanted to cook something special for GF Guy. He is starting a new job this week, so I wanted to create a dinner especially for him. GF Guy is not a picky eater. He will eat almost anything I put in front of him. However, there is one thing that definitely impresses him… stuffed stuff! I needed a gluten and dairy free recipe that involves stuffing something. Behold….

Celebration Stuffed Chicken with an Apple Cider Reduction


Ingredients-

– Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– Salt and Pepper
– 2 Organic, Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breasts

For Stuffing:


– Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– 2 Bay Leaves
– 1/4 yellow Onion, diced
– 1/2 Apple, cored and diced
– 1 stalk Celery, diced
– Salt and Pepper
– a small palmful of Poultry Seasoning
– 1/4 cup fresh Italian Parsley, chopped
– 4 slices stale Gluten Free Bread, cubed
– Low Sodium Organic Chicken Stock, to moisten

Heat Oil in a saute pan over medium high heat.
Add Bay Leaves, Vegetables as you chop them, Salt and Pepper, and Poultry Seasoning. Continue to cook 5-6 minutes until vegetables are soft.
Add Parsley and cubed Bread.
Add just enough Chicken Stock to moisten bread.
Remove from heat.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the thickest part of the chicken breasts, cut a pocket.
Stuff pocket with stuffing.

Season chicken breasts with Salt and Pepper on both sides.
Place Chicken Breasts in a pan with a dash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil over medium high heat. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
Place Chicken Breasts in a casserole dish.
Place casserole dish in the preheated oven and cook about 15 minutes, until cooked through.
Meanwhile, prepare the Apple Cider Reduction.

For Apple Cider Reduction-

– 1/4 cup White Wine
– 1/2 cup Apple Cider
– 1 small Shallot, diced
– 1 1/2 teaspoons Poultry Seasoning
– 1 1/2 teaspoons Agave Nectar

In a small saucepan, whisk together all ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to reduce by about two-thirds.

GF Guy and I enjoyed our Chicken on a bed of Steamed Spinach and Butternut Squash Puree.
I am proud to report, GF Guy was very impressed and cleaned his plate! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

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