Caramelized Apples & Onions Chicken Roll Ups

12 Feb

I’m in South Bend this weekend celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Hubby.

Don’t you like my “vase”?

There wasn’t much going on in South Bend this weekend, so we relaxed and ate all weekend. It started off at one of SB’s finest establishments, Red Lobster, for dinner. I ate so many of those delicious cheesy buttery biscuits. I couldn’t stop until my dinner was placed in front of me only to realize I was stuffed… but that’s ok. Those biscuits are total genius. I need to make those and have them for dinner at home. They would pair nicely with some wine.

On Saturday, it was really cold and a small snow storm passed through. I knew we would be staying in for the evening so it was the perfect opportunity for me to make us a home cooked meal.

I spoiled Jim with a special chicken dinner. I caramelized apples & onions, combined it with prosciutto & gorgonzola cheese, placed the “stuffing” on a butterflied chicken breast and rolled it up. Once cooked, it was topped with a creamy honey Dijon sauce. It was dynamite!

Caramelizing the apples and onions bring out their sweetness. It went well with the salty prosciutto & gorgonzola cheese. However, I think the sauce brought all of the flavors together. I have a lot of sauce left over… but I think it would be divine on pork or veggies.

This is the chicken roll up before I added the sauce.

Now with the sauce.

YUM – YUM – YUM

Make this chicken for someone special in your life. They will love you for it. 🙂

Caramelized Apples & Onions Chicken Roll Ups

  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, cored, quartered & sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Prosciutto, 4 thin slices
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 4 chicken breasts, butterflied
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add the onions, oregano, salt and pepper and cook until the onions are softened, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add the apple; lower the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, until tender, about 10 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook until caramelized, about 10 minutes.
  4. Lay out the butterflied chicken breasts. Put one slice of prosciutto, apples & onion mixture and cheese on top of a chicken breast. Roll the chicken and secure with a toothpick. Repeat this step with the other chicken breasts.
  5. Bake the chicken in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Serve on top of rice (I used 90 second Uncle Ben’s Rice!) and Creamy Honey Dijon Sauce.

Creamy Honey Dijon Sauce

  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 pint (2 cups) heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbs honey
  • Thickening agent – combine 1 tbs cornstarch with 1 tbs water.
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Parsley, chopped for garnish

Directions

  1. In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt butter; add onions & garlic. Once the onions are tender, deglaze pan with white wine. Cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  2. Add cream, Dijon mustard and honey. Taste and add salt & pepper if needed. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and add the thickening agent slowly while stirring. Simmer for 1o minutes.
  3. Serve on top of roll up chicken. Garnish with parsely.
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One Response to “Caramelized Apples & Onions Chicken Roll Ups”

  1. Brian Westbye February 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    DROOLage!!! I am loving your page. Keep the delicious coming!

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