By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

To see if the chicken is cooked through to its center, insert a food thermometer into the thickest part. It should register 165 F.

Number of servings

Serves 4
  1. DASH diet
  2. Low-sodium
  3. Heart-healthy
  4. Weight management
  5. Healthy-carb
  6. Diabetes meal plan


  1. 3 tablespoons seedless raisins
  2. 1/2 cup chopped onion
  3. 1/2 cup chopped celery
  4. 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  5. 1 bay leaf
  6. 1 cup chopped apple with peel
  7. 2 tablespoons chopped water chestnuts
  8. 4 large chicken breast halves, with the skin on and bones removed, each about 5 ounces
  9. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  10. 1 cup fat-free milk
  11. 1 teaspoon curry powder
  12. 2 tablespoons all-purpose (plain) flour
  13. 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges


Heat the oven to 425 F. Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, add the raisins and cover with warm water. Set aside and allow the raisins to swell.

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Add the onions, celery, garlic and bay leaf. Saute until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and add the apples. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Drain the raisins and pat with paper towels to remove the excess water. Add the raisins to the apple mixture. Stir in the water chestnuts and remove from heat. Let cool.

Loosen the skin on the chicken breasts. Place the apple-raisin mixture between the skin and breast. In another skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook until browned, about 5 minutes on each side.

Transfer the chicken breasts to the prepared baking dish. Cover and bake until a meat thermometer registers 165 F, or about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.

While the chicken is baking, in a saucepan over low heat, heat the milk, curry powder and flour. Stir until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Pour the mixture over the chicken breasts. Cover and return the chicken to the oven and bake another 10 minutes.

Transfer the chicken breasts to warmed individual plates. Spoon the sauce from the pan over the chicken and garnish with lemon wedges.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1 stuffed chicken breast

  • Calories 357
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Trans fat <1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 91 mg
  • Sodium 129 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Total sugars 13 g
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Protein 33 g
June 30, 2017