Apple and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Thighs

The flavor in these is spectacular.  

I used Honey Crisp apples, which are great right now, and they held up perfectly. 

Super easy to make.

I could eat this stuffing as is.

In fact, with a little hit of red wine vinegar or balsamic and maybe 
a little cinnamon, it would be great as a chutney with chicken, pork chops, 
or whatever you wanted.

And here are the stuffed thighs.

These drippings were a great touch drizzled over the finished dish.

You should give it a try. I know you won't be disappointed.

Linked with Weekend Potluck and Foodie Friday

Apple and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Thighs

5-6 Chicken Thighs
1 tbsp olive oil
Pat of butter
1 red onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp sage
1 apple, chopped
1/3 cup white wine
2 oz goat cheese, crumbled
Salt and pepper, to taste

Heat oven to 400*

Saute onion in olive oil and butter until they start to caramelize, 10-15 minutes. Add the garlic, ½ tsp sage and 1 chopped apple, saute 5 min. Add 1/3 cup white wine and simmer until reduced; cool. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper. 

Loosen the skin of the chicken with your finger and stuff with onion mixture. Season the thighs with salt and pepper, place in a baking dish and bake for 35 minutes or until chicken skin is golden brown.

Pour drippings into a skillet; add a little chicken stock if needed and reduce. Drizzle over chicken.

1 comment:

  1. These look absolutely divine. I love cooking with chicken thighs. They have such a great flavor. Would you consider adding them to my blog hop?