Apple Chicken Stuffing Balls

I love fall flavors…apples, stuffing, etc. As I was pondering how to best use all of the apples that my family picked at Wasem Fruit Farm, I decided to make Apple Chicken Stuffing Balls.

Apple Chicken Stuffing

About 10 years I started to make an apple stuffing variation using cider and apples in my boxed stuffing mix. Last year I found a recipe on Pinterest for Spinach Parmesan Stuffing balls. I made them for Christmas and loved them. I was inspired to combine these recipes to create a version that includes protein to make them more of a meal option. I decided on chicken although you could also use nuts, pork, or turkey.

Apple Chicken Stuffing - Close Up

 


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These are wonderful! They are the perfect combination of stuffing, apples, and chicken. I am seriously addicted! The best part, is that they can easily transition from a party appetizer, to a hearty snack, or even a main course just by altering the size that you make (smaller for a party appetizer, larger for a main course). I will definitely be making these again.

Apple Chicken Stuffing - Ready to Bake

Apple Chicken Stuffing Balls
Serves 10
The perfect combination of fall flavors
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
  2. 1 T cinnamon chipotle spice blend
  3. 8 oz dry stuffing mix
  4. 1 2/3 c apple cider, hot
  5. 2 small apples
  6. 2 T butter
  7. 3 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Place chicken breast in baking dish and coat with spice blend
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until cooked throughout. Allow to cool
  4. Peel and mince apples and shred or mince chicken breast
  5. In a large bowl combine stuffing mix, apples, chicken, and butter. Allow to sit for 5 minutes
  6. Add eggs and stir to mix well
  7. Form into balls of desired size (1" for appetizers, 2" for lunches) and place on a lined baking sheet
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes based on the size of the balls until they are golden on the outside.
Notes
  1. You can start with leftover chicken, omit the spice blend and skip from step 1 to step 4.
  2. If cider isn't in season, you can substitute apple juice.
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More Fall Recipes from Michigan Bloggers

Metro Detroit Mommy: Individual Pumpkin Cheese Cakes (sugar free & gluten-free)
Metro Detroit Mommy: Chocolate Apple Pops
Metro Detroit Mommy: Fun Thanksgiving Turkeys
Mom Among Chaos: Easy Apple Crisp
Mom Among Chaos: Turkey Leftover Recipes
Ann Arbor with Kids: Apple Chicken Stuffing Balls
Wagon Pilot Dad: Super Easy Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread
Wagon Pilot Dad: Quick and Easy Hearty Fall Chili Recipe
Wagon Pilot Dad: Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Recipe
Redesigning Happiness: Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Vickie’s Kitchen and Garden: Country Fried Apples
Vickie’s Kitchen and Garden: Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

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