Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Crab Stuffed Chicken Breasts

INGREDIENTS: 4 tablespoons butter, divided 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 (6 ounce) can crabmeat - drained, flaked and cartilage removed 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained 1/3 cup crushed saltine crackers 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pinch ground black pepper 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese 1/2 teaspoon paprika
DIRECTIONS: 1. To Make White Sauce: Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in flour until smooth, then gradually stir in broth and milk. Bring all to a boil; boil, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. 2. In a large skillet melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter and saute onion over medium heat until tender. Add crab, mushrooms, cracker crumbs, parsley, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of the prepared white sauce. Heat through. 3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 4. Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness. Spoon about 1/4 of the crab mixture onto the edge of each chicken breast; roll up and secure with toothpicks. Place chicken rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish, then top with remaining white sauce. 5. Cover dish and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika and bake, uncovered, for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove toothpicks and serve.

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