Apple Smoked Gouda Chicken Roll

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My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free, and many are dairy free. When I first when grain free I wasn’t sure how to cook and bake with no grains. I started doing research and experimentation. The internet is full of gluten free recipe sites but I had a hard time finding grain free. Recipe writing has been a hobby of mine for over 20 years. So when my diet switched to help me heal my autoimmune illnesses I started writing recipes that were grain free.

I have been up since 4 am and have not taken a nap yet. It is almost 8:00pm. I think I will go to bed early tonight. I hope that I will be able to sleep all the way through the night. I am tired of being exhausted all the time. However, I know I am getting better as I have not had to take a nap today which is a great improvement over this time last year. As of October 3, it will be a year since I changed the way I eat. I can’t believe it has been that long already. I am feeling more confident in writing grain free, refined sugar free. I won’t lie it is hard as heck sometimes. I mean if I want to eat something I pretty much have to make it from scratch. I have learned new skills, new techniques, and better flavor profiles. It has made me a stronger person. But, it is really hard when my family brings home doughnuts or cake I am really tempted to take a bite. But then I remember just how sick I was and how horrible I felt and that changes my mind.

Someone asked me recently if I come up with recipes on what I am going to eat the week or day before. Most recipes I write are written on the day I create them. If they still need tweaking then I write it up and leave it in my drafts. Some I am not sure about so I make them two or more times before I decide they are perfected.

I saw gouda while grocery shopping and it made me think of a Swedish dish my mom used to make at our restaurant called the European Inn in Ririe, Idaho when I was a kid. My mom used to make this thin beef steak with apples and onions and roll it up. While shopping I saw apples and immediately thought of apples and gouda. Then when I got home to put groceries away I saw artichokes in my pantry. That is how this recipe came together. I cut and pounded out the chicken breast. Then a slice of apple, gouda, and artichokes. The flavor profile of this dish is creamy, salty and slightly sweet. I hope you enjoy it.

This post has two recipes the first is the Apple Smoked Gouda Chicken and the second is a Smoked Gouda and Apple Topping.

Nutritional Facts are listed separately for the Apple Smoked Gouda Chicken and the Smoked Gouda and Apple Topping. Combine both nutritional facts if topping your chicken roll with a little sauce. Both are based on 4 servings. Before serving the sauce divide the sauce into 4 individual servings.


4 chicken breasts

20 grams apple smoked gouda

4 thin slice of apple

8 tablespoon of fried onions

1/2 cup artichokes

pink salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400. Fry up the 8 tablespoons of onions if they are not already fried. Butterfly the chicken breasts. Once butterflied pound out the chicken out to a thin large piece of chicken. Salt and pepper both side of the thinly pounded chicken breast.

Next, lay down a thin slice of apple, then a thin slice of smoked apple gouda, top with about 1/4 cup of artichokes and top with a tablespoon or two of cooked onions.

Roll each chicken piece up into a small roll or package. Seal each chicken piece with a toothpick.

LaRena's Corner
Wrapped Chicken Breast

Take chicken rolls and place onto a greased baking stone. Cook 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from oven and allow to cool.

LaRena's Corner
Cooked Stuffed Chicken Breast


Top with pan drippings if you like and a green olive.

LaRena's Corner
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Smoked Gouda Sauce
Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7 g 11 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 5 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 88 mg 29 %
Sodium 231 mg 10 %
Potassium 355 mg 10 %
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 0 g
Protein 54 g 107 %
Vitamin A 2 %
Vitamin C 3 %
Calcium 7 %
Iron 7 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Gouda Sauce

15 grams of chopped Apple Smoked Gouda

2 tablespoons chopped onions

3 tablespoons chopped artichoke hearts

1 1/2 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream


Heat a pan on medium heat and add 1 teaspoon avocado oil. When the oil is hot fry up onions until golden brown. Add the gouda and artichokes. When the Gouda has melted add the whipping cream and stir until combined. Top chicken bundles with a teaspoon or two of the sauce. Can also top with a green olive.


Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15 g 23 %
Saturated Fat 9 g 47 %
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 55 mg 18 %
Sodium 73 mg 3 %
Potassium 35 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 2 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 1 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 2 g 4 %
Vitamin A 12 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Calcium 6 %
Iron 1 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



3 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks like a recipe my husband would love!

    1. It is yummy. Thanks for the kind words. Let me know what you think of it. Have an awesome day/night

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