"A cream cheese and crab stuffing in breaded, sauteed chicken breasts. An ocean of pleasurable taste sensations!" — MARBALET
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cream cheese, softened
chopped fresh parsley
chopped fresh dill
fresh Dungeness crabmeat
skinless, boneless chicken breasts
fresh bread crumbs
Wow - the stuffing is amazing...but it took me a few times to perfect this recipe.
My trick was to flatten the chicken before cooking and be careful not too overcook or burn on the stove. I pan-fried the chicken for approx. 5 min on each side over medium/high heat. Next, I baked it in the oven on 350 for approx. 15-20 minutes until the chicken was done.
I can't tell you how wonderful it is once it's done right. But, it's not easy...you need to be patient.
Sadly, these did not get eaten. There was little flavor to the stuffing and I think the whole deal needed some sort of sauce.
We have made this recipe so many times - it is simply delicious. I always bake it (375 - 35 min) and I use Kellog's Corn Flake crumb mixture (NOT the cereal - next to the bread crumbs in grocery store)instead of bread crumbs and the semi-sweet texture is marvelous and never soggy. Fresh dill and parsley are an absolute must - don't substitute! Very good with asparagus/hollandaise sauce as an accompaniment.
pounded the chicken flat between plastic wrap, put dollop of filling in center and rolled up the chicken and secured with toothpick. brushed outside with olive oil and baked 350 for 1/2 hr. turned out great and topped with dill sprig for a nice presentation.
Great recipe. Here's how I changed it to cut some fat and some cost. I scaled the recipe for 6 servings and used a 6 oz. can of fancy white crabmeat which was less than $4 a can. It worked really well. I used neufactchel cream cheese which is lower fat but very good. My boneless breasts were very big and meaty so I cut them in half and then sliced into them as directed for the pocket. I used garlic and herb breadcrumbs instead of fresh. After I breaded them, I placed them into a large pan sprayed with cooking spray, drizzled a bit of olive oil over the top and baked for about 40 minutes at 375. The result was very good. Baking them reduces the fat and mess for easier clean up.
Didn't change a thing with this recipe and it was wonderful just as written. I say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! :) Loved just the simple flavors of the fresh herbs, which enhance rather than compete with the flavor of the crab.
I made this recipe last night and it was a huge hit! For the filling, I just coarsly chopped an onion, took a handful of fresh parsley and dill and the cream cheese and put it into my little mini-blender, which worked out really well because everything dissipated nicely. I also baked this, I didn't pan fry it. I put it in a 350 degree oven for a half hour and they turned out wonderful. I fully recommend this recipe! :)
This was good - and I baked it instead of Frying it. I baked it at 375 for about 40 minutes - couldn't have been better!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Crabmeat
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 229
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