cajun party chicken boats
a recipe by
Mary R Morris
Western Grove, AR
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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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!
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Ingredients For cajun party chicken boats
8boneless chicken breast
salt and pepper, to taste
1 lbcrawfish tails with fat (in the seafood section at Wal-mart)
1 stickreal butter
1 bunchgreen onions, sliced very thin
How To Make cajun party chicken boats
1Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Bake (just to brown but still very juicy) 20 to 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
2Make 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.
3Saute crawfish with fat and onions in the butter. Add salt and pepper to taste... watch the salt.
4Fill 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.
5Personal 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.
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