Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chicken Stuffed with Crab Meat and Cream Cheese Plus Mushroom Sauce

So, I decided to make something that we haven't done at home before. Few days ago, I heard from a friend that he saw a recipe online about Chicken stuffed with Crab Meat. Being the curious, trying-to-learn-how-to-cook person that I am, I decided to give it a shot. So, I did a grocery shopping in the afternoon and come  dinner, I was ecstatic to cook! With Mom's help, we tried it out but had to do some changes on the ingredients since not everything on the recipe is available in the grocery store. Here's the original recipe:


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 4 ounces fresh Dungeness crabmeat
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, onion, parsley, dill, garlic and lemon pepper. Add crabmeat and mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill in refrigerator (can be prepared 2 hours ahead).
  2. Using a small sharp knife, cut in half horizontally through the center of each chicken breast half, creating a pocket. Fill each pocket with 1/4 of the crab stuffing. Then dip each chicken piece into flour, eggs and finally bread crumbs to coat. Cover completely.
  3. In a large skillet melt butter or margarine with oil over medium heat. Add filled, breaded chicken breast halves to skillet and saute until golden brown and cooked through (juices run clear), about 10 minutes each side. Remove from skillet, drain on paper towels and serve.

But, here's what I did:

Beaten Eggs

Pepper and Cream Cheese

These babies have minced onions, crab meat, parsley, pepper and cream cheese. Dipped in eggs, flour and bread crumbs

Deep Fried in butter and oil

Yummy right? Wondering what the sauce on top is? 
Mushroom sauce with parsley and button mushrooms!

It tasted really good and I served it with sweet carrots and corn! :) It's really interesting to cook this because you can never tell how the chicken's taste will match that of crab meat. I mean, I used to eat chicken and crab soup but chicken stuffed with crab meat and cream cheese is a different thing. I will try to make more dishes like this! :)