Chicken Chesapeake

This traditional Eastern Shore favorite features creamy crab stuffing baked inside tender and flavorful chicken. This simple recipe is packed full of taste, easy to prepare and ready to serve in under 30 minutes!

Chicken Chesapeake

“Absolutely delicious!!!! We really enjoyed this, and it was so easy. Elevated elegance!!!” Read more

Ingredients

4 chicken breasts
1/2 lb. Phillips Lump Crab Meat
1/2 lb. Phillips Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
1/4 c. parsley, chopped
3/4 c. Ritz crackers, crushed
1 large egg
3/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp. lemon juice
3/4 tsp. Phillips Seafood Seasoning
3/4 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 c. Hellmann’s mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. pimentos, chopped, if desired
flour seasoned with Phillips Seafood Seasoning
melted butter

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine the egg, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, Dijon mustard, and mayonnaise in a bowl.
  • Place the crab meat, parsley, and Ritz crackers into a separate bowl. Mix very lightly to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the crab mixture and combine lightly.
  • Carefully use a knife to make a “pocket” in each chicken breast for the crab stuffing. Portion a mound of crab filling in the middle of each pocket and fold over to close.
  • If desired, add stuffed breasts to preheated grill pan to mark exterior before baking.
  • Place stuffed breasts into a casserole dish or deep baking pan. Season to your liking with seasoned flour and pour melted butter over top of each chicken breast.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165°.

Reviews

Absolutely delicious!!!! We really enjoyed this, and it was so easy. Elevated elegance!!!

This is TERRIFIC! I live on the Chesapeake Bay and am very picky about putting crab in anything, because I just want to eat the crab, frankly! Thought I’d give this recipe a try (we had company) and I am so glad I did. Delicious, delicate, elegant. The crab is honored!