Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken

In partnership with Oregon Specialty Fruit, Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken is a delicious sweet and savory dish, made with whole pitted cherries!

Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken

Friends, just in time for Mother’s Day weekend, this Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken will make your mouth water! Enjoy it with a special woman in your life!

I always wanted to be a mother. I loved carrying my first baby doll around–changing diapers, burping, strolling, nursing, kissing, loving my baby. When I became a mother, it’s hard to even describe the love I had for my 3 babies. But there’s one thing more. I realized how much more I loved and respected my own mother, and how she sacrificed so much for us 3 girls.

Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken

Motherhood is nothing to take lightly. (That’s me above, in 1966.) It’s hard work. My mom left this world when my 3 kids were very small, but I’ve been blessed by my dad’s wife, Ginny, my sisters, and so many amazing women in my life! I truly feel blessed when Mother’s Day rolls around! Love Shauna’s reminder, how motherhood is sacred work!

“…now that I am a mother, I understand what Mother’s Day is about: it’s about looking through our lives and recognizing the act of mothering everywhere we see it, and more than that, recognizing that when any of us mother– when we listen, nuture, nourish, protect–we’re doing sacred work.” ― Shauna Niequist

Growing up in Oregon, one of my best memories with my mom was picking berries. In the summer, our garden produced every vegetable known to man, and mom knew all the secret orchards to buy fruit. Cherries were a favorite.

Cherry pies, tarts, hand pies, Cherry Crunch, delicious on ice cream, Chocolate Cherry Cakeother desserts, and so good in savory dishes, and breakfast dishes.

Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken

Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes, Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken, made with a can of Oregon Specialty Fruit, Dark Sweet Cherries.

Prepare the chicken breasts, slice them open and stuff with brie, basil, and Dark Sweet Cherries. YUM!

Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken

Oregon Fruit Products

If you love high-quality specialty fruit, Oregon Fruit Products is an 82-year old family company that processes and cans cherries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and assorted other fruits. They are located in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken

I can spot their pretty black label with the bee easily on the grocery store shelves, and it’s my go-to product when making pies and baked desserts. My pantry is now stocked with a variety of their fruits, for easy recipes like: Blueberry Fennel Puff Pastry Tart, Apple Cherry German Pancake.

Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken

What we love about Oregon Fruit’s products, is No High Fructose Corn Syrup, Non-GMO, Non-BPA lining, and the cans are packed during summer for maximum ripeness, and flavor!

And guess what, Friends? Oregon Fruit cans are available nationwide! So may friends on the east coast reading this post can enjoy Oregon fruit from afar, and everyone else in between!

For Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, I hope to whip up some tasty recipes, sweet and savory! Oregon Specialty Fruit Cans are a quick and easy way to incorporate the flavor and nutrients of fresh fruit.

How will you be celebrating Mother’s Day this year?

This post is sponsored by Oregon Fruit Products, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken

Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients:

5 Chicken Breasts

1 can Oregon Dark Sweet Cherries, drained

1 small round of Brie cheese

3-4 tsp. salt

2 tsp. pepper

1/2 c. chopped fresh basil

Balsamic Glaze

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Drain cherries and set aside; slice brie into long, 1/2 inch strips. Coarsely chop basil.

Tenderize chicken breasts. (With a tenderizer or between 2 pieces of plastic wrap with a can or bottle:) Place all five breasts on a greased  or parchment-lined pan. Salt and pepper each side heavily with salt and pepper. Make a slit in the center of the breast, lenghwise, making sure to not cut all the way through.

Place one slice of brie in each chicken breast, along with 6-10 cherries (depending on the size of the breast), and fresh basil. Leave 2 Tbsp. basil for garnishing on top.

Sprinkle breasts with basil. Bake chicken for 30-35 minutes. (If chicken is really thick, you may need to bake it 10 minutes longer).

Drizzle with balsamic glaze; serve!

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Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken

5 comments on “Dark Sweet Cherries Brie-Stuffed Chicken”

  1. That sounds amazing!
    Yet another one of your excellent recipes with a surprising twist!
    Thanks Sandy!

  2. Yum! That looks good. Unique flavors all combined together. I’m thinking I might like it…lol. I have this weird thing with fruit added to savory dishes (well, except for pineapple)..lol

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! 

  4. I absolutely adore that picture of you and that doll!!! <3

    This chicken dish looks amazing Sandy, I love cherries and never thought to use them in a chicken dish like this – with BRIE!!! So much yum!! Gorgeous pics.

  5. OMG, I’m totally making this!  Brie is my favorite, especially when combined with a fruit in a savory dish!  Specific? Maybe. But this is spot on!

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