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Crab Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Crab Stuffed Chicken Breasts are elegant enough for a dinner party yet easy enough for a weeknight! A perfect date night dinner for two!
Course Chicken and Turkey
Cuisine American
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 2
Calories 381

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cream cheese ¼th of an 8-ounce block, softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion or scallion
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill or ½ teaspoon dried
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 ounces lump crabmeat
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • ¼ cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl. Gently fold in crab. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  • Cut horizontally through the center of each chicken breast, creating a pocket, being careful not to cut all the way through at any point.
  • Fill each pocket with equal amounts of the stuffing. Secure with toothpicks.
  • Dredge each piece of chicken in the breadcrumbs and place on a baking sheet. (Can be prepared to this point up to 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill.)
  • Spray the breadcrumbs with cooking spray to moisten.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until cooked through to 165 degrees in the center of the filling.
  • Remove toothpicks and serve.

Notes

MAKE AHEAD:  Can be prepped and filled 1 day ahead.  Fill chicken breasts, secure with toothpicks and coat with breadcrumbs. Refrigerate until ready to bake.  Let sit at room temperature while the oven preheats and add additional baking time if necessary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 840mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 446IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg