Chicken El Calvador Recipe


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
MethodMain Ingredient


 Fine dry bread crumbs2 Tablespoon
 Parsley1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
 Paprika1 Teaspoon
 Skinless boneless chicken breast halves5 Pound (4 In Number, 1 1/4 Pound Each)
 Margarine1 Tablespoon, melted
 Apple1 , cut into wedges (For Garnish)
For stuffing
 Margarine2 Tablespoon, melted
 Tart apple1 Cup (16 tbs), peeled, finely chopped
 Pecans1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Shredded swiss cheese2 Ounce (1/2 Cup)
 Onion salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Egg1 , slightly beaten
For apple sauce
 Apple juice3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Apple brandy/Apple jack1 Tablespoon
 Cornstarch2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1125 Calories from Fat 391

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g69.7%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.6%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 394.8 mg

Sodium 656 mg27.3%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.5%

Dietary Fiber 5.8 g23.3%

Sugars 15.8 g

Protein 141 g281.4%

Vitamin A 34.3% Vitamin C 157%

Calcium 26.2% Iron 34.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. For the Apple Sauce put the apple juice, apple brandy and cornstarch in a 2-cup microwave safe bowl and mix nicely until smooth.
2. Microwave, uncovered, at full power for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and boils, stirring once. Remove from the oven and whisk until smooth.
3. For the stuffing put the apple, pecans, swiss cheese, onion salt, egg and 2 tablespoons of margarine in a bowl and mix nicely.

4. In a bowl mix the parsley and paprika with the bread crumbs.
5. Keep the chicken breast between 2 sheets of thick plastic sheets (or microwave safe plastic wrap) and beat it with a mallet to a thickness of 1/3 inch.
6. Take off the sheet and brush the top surface with 1 tablespoon margarine and sprinkle the bread crumbs.
7. Take four 10 ounce microwave safe custard cups and arrange the breast so that the crumbed side touches the wall of the cups (if needed overlap the edges).
8. Now with a spoon put the stuffing in the centre hollow part and neaten the cup by removing any hanging particles and putting it inside the cup.
9. Cover the cups with microwave safe plastic wrap and make a few holes for steam to escape.
10. Arrange the cups in a circle in the microwave and microwave at full power for 6 to 8 minutes, moving the position of the cups every 2 minutes to assure proper cooking of all of them.
11. Remove and keep it outside still covered for 5 minutes.

12. Remove from the cups and arrange into plates garnished with apple wedges, and serve with the Apple Sauce.