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Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Apricot Sauce

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“A posted recipe request, sent me to a folder of recipes from our 1980's Gourmet Group. It was great to rediscover this easy, delicious way to transform chicken into a party dish”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients, except butter.
  3. Using your finger, carefully separate skin from flesh, leaving one side attached.
  4. Lift unattached skin and spoon 1/6 of stuffing between skin and chicken, smooth and close opening with a toothpick.
  5. Place skin side up in a shallow baking dish, brush with melted butter and bake uncovered for 45 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile prepare the sauce:
  7. In a sauce pan combine chicken broth, apricot nectar and cornstarch, cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  8. Add brandy and chopped apricots, cook 2 minutes more.
  9. To serve, pour sauce over chicken and garnish with chopped chives or parsley.

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