Cajun Party Chicken Boats

Mary R Morris


This is a recipe I came up with while I was living in New Orleans, had surprise guests for dinner and no time to run to the store. It is quick, cheap, and looks like you worked all day. I serve it with a tossed salad, angel hair pasta, tossed with mushrooms, butter and Parmesan cheese, or alfredo sauce and mushrooms over pasta.

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25 Min



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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These chicken breasts were like a "Pirouge" full of yummy crawfish!!  The crawfish cooks down in the butter and onions. It's a perfect complement to the mild chicken breast. This is simple and will definitely impress guests. If you wanted to spice it up a bit, season your chicken with a little creole seasoning. An easy dinner recipe!


boneless chicken breast
salt and pepper, to taste
1 lb
crawfish tails with fat (in the seafood section at Wal-mart)
1 stick
real butter
1 bunch
green onions, sliced very thin

Directions Step-By-Step

Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Bake (just to brown but still very juicy) 20 to 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Make a cut in the center of each breast without cutting all the way through. Pull into shape of a boat with a hole in the middle.
Saute crawfish with fat and onions in the butter. Add salt and pepper to taste... watch the salt.
Fill cavities of chicken breast with crawfish mixture and serve. I have what ever I am going to serve with it ready. I sometimes sprinkle minced parsley on top just before serving or put a sprig of parsley on the plate for color.
Personal Note: I have used this same recipe for broiled fish. I keep a couple of bags of crawfish tails in the freezer. They are found in the seafood section of most stores often in the frozen section. This make a great entree for a dinner party and it is a lot cheaper than beef and just requires a few minutes to make. Serve with a dessert and a nice loaf of crusty bread.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Recipe For: The Best Chicken