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Savory Cheddar & Crab Stuffed Chicken

Prep Time
25

Cook Time
40

Difficulty
Intermediate

Servings
6

Cuisine Type

Cheese Types

Savory Cheddar & Crab Stuffed Chicken

Recipe Description

Fit for any occasion, this easy and elegant stuffed chicken is full of flavor. Serve with spring vegetables for a crowd-pleasing feast.
 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Wood River Creamery Original Cheddar Gruyere, shredded
  • 1 can (6 oz) lump crabmeat, drained well
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped each fresh chives and thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp lemon zest, divided
  • 1 tsp grainy mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp salt and pepper, divided
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (8 oz each)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400˚F. Stir together cheese, crabmeat, parsley, chives, thyme, garlic, 1 tsp lemon zest, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper, and cayenne; set aside.

On the work surface, place each chicken breast (one at a time), between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. With meat mallet or rolling pin, evenly pound chicken to 1/3-inch thickness.

Divide crabmeat mixture among chicken breasts; roll up to enclose filling and secure with toothpicks. In a shallow plate, stir together flour and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper; dredge stuffed chicken, shaking off excess.

Heat 1 tbsp oil, and butter in a large ovenproof skillet set over medium heat; cook stuffed chicken for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown all over. Transfer to oven; cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165°F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove from skillet; let stand for 10 minutes. Remove toothpicks.

Set skillet over medium heat; cook shallot for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly softened. Stir in white wine, scraping up brown bits from the bottom of pan; bring to boil. Cook for about 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in broth and bring to boil; cook for about 10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.

Meanwhile, toss together asparagus, green beans, snap peas, and remaining oil, salt, and pepper. Arrange evenly on a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet; bake for about 10 minutes or until tender. Toss with remaining lemon zest and lemon juice. Serve with stuffed chicken and pan sauce.

Tip: Substitute vermouth or sherry for white wine if desired.

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