Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Cheddar Chicken with Hot Apple Salsa
The hot apple salsa really tops off this chicken!
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


2 whole chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, halved
3/4 teaspoon ginger root, minced
3/4 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup dry sherry
2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate, frozen, thawed, undiluted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon green peppercorns, crushed
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon Crisco® Vegetable Oil
2/3 cup green apple, diced, tart
1/3 cup red bell pepper, diced
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons green onion, sliced, green part only
apple, unpeeled, wedges

Make a lengthwise slit in each chicken breast half to form a pocket. Divide cheese equally and fill each pocket; close with wooden pick. Gently flatten chicken and sprinkle with salt. In small bowl, mix walnuts and peppercorns; press mixture into both sides of chicken. In nonstick frypan, place oil and heat to medium temperature. Add chicken and cook about 5 minutes on each side, or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease. Remove chicken from frypan, discardwooded picks and keep chicken warm. In same frypan, add apple, red bell pepper, garlic and ginger root. Stir-fry over medium heat 1 minute; add sherry, apple juice concentrate, cumin and cinnamon. Cook, stirring to reduce liquid by one half, stir in onion. Place chicken on serving platter and spoon apple mixture over chicken. Garnish with parsley and apple wedges.