Crab stuffed chicken breasts

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Robin Lieneke

By
@icook65

I found this recipe years ago in a southern living cookbook. I have tweaked it over the years and have served it many times. It is both easy and elegant. The perfect dish for that special occasion.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    milk
  • 11/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 2/3 c
    dry white wine
  • 1 c
    chopped green onions
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, salted
  • 2 can(s)
    crabmeat, drained
  • 1 c
    mushrooms, fresh, chopped
  • 1 c
    cracker crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 8
    chicken breast halves pounded 1/4 in thin
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 6-8 slice
    swiss cheese
  • 1/3 c
    half and half

How to Make Crab stuffed chicken breasts

Step-by-Step

  1. Sauce: melt 4 tbsp. Butter in saucepan, add flour stirring until smooth. Cook 1-2 min stirring constantly. Mix milk, broth and wine together. Gradually add to flour mixture. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat reserve 1/2 cup sauce separately. Set sauce aside.
  2. Stuffing: sauté green onions in 2 tbsp butter until tender add mushrooms and cook until soft. Stir in crabmeat, cracker crumbs and parsley. Add salt & pepper to taste. Stir in 1/4 cup of sauce.
  3. Spoon 1/4 cup of stuffing into each chicken breast. Fold sides around stuffing. Continue until all breasts are filled. use toothpicks to secure sides of chicken breast.
  4. Pour 1/2 of the sauce into a 9x 13 pan. Place chicken, seam side down into the pan. Pour 2-3 tbsps. of sauce over each breast. Top each breast with butter flavor no stick spray then panko bread crumbs and spray crumbs with no stick spray.
  5. Cover pan with foil and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Uncover pan and increase heat to 425. Bake another 10-16 minutes until bread crumbs have browned. Drizzle each breast with swiss cheese sauce before serving. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.
  6. Swiss Cheese Sauce:

    Put swiss cheese and half & half in small saucepan
    with reserved 1/2 cup of sauce and heat until melted and smooth, add some paprika for color. keep warm.
  7. Serve with rice (mixed with remaining cheese sauce) and enjoy.

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About Crab stuffed chicken breasts

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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