Cajun Party Chicken Boats

Mary R Morris

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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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Serves:

8

Prep:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

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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!

Ingredients

8
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

1
Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Bake (just to brown but still very juicy) 20 to 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
2
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.
3
Saute crawfish with fat and onions in the butter. Add salt and pepper to taste... watch the salt.
4
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.
5
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