Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Sweet-and-Sour Tomato Sauce Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 small onion, chopped
<br>- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
<br>- 1 cup chopped walnuts
<br>- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
<br>- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
<br>- 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
<br>- 2 cups chicken broth
<br>- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
<br>- 1 teaspoon salt
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon saffron
<br>- 6 skinned and boned chicken breast halves
<br>- 1 McIntosh apple, chopped
<br>- 1 cup cooked country ham, chopped
<br>- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: SAUTE onion in 2 tablespoons hot olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Add walnuts and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes.
<br>step 2: ADD brown sugar and next 5 ingredients. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 30 minutes or until thickened; cool slightly.
<br>step 3: PULSE mixture in a blender or food processor 3 or 4 times or until smooth; keep warm.
<br>step 4: PLACE chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
<br>step 5: TOSS together apple, ham, and thyme. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of apple mixture onto each chicken breast; roll up, securing with wooden picks.
<br>step 6: HEAT remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add chicken, and cook 2 minutes on each side. Reduce heat; cover and cook 7 to 10 minutes or until done. Drizzle with sauce. Garnish, if desired.
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Ingredients
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon saffron
- 6 skinned and boned chicken breast halves
- 1 McIntosh apple, chopped
- 1 cup cooked country ham, chopped
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Directions
step 1: SAUTE onion in 2 tablespoons hot olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Add walnuts and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes.
step 2: ADD brown sugar and next 5 ingredients. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 30 minutes or until thickened; cool slightly.
step 3: PULSE mixture in a blender or food processor 3 or 4 times or until smooth; keep warm.
step 4: PLACE chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
step 5: TOSS together apple, ham, and thyme. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of apple mixture onto each chicken breast; roll up, securing with wooden picks.
step 6: HEAT remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add chicken, and cook 2 minutes on each side. Reduce heat; cover and cook 7 to 10 minutes or until done. Drizzle with sauce. Garnish, if desired.

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