Monday, August 31, 2009

Start Your Week Off Stuffed

Monday’s can sometimes be the worst day of the week—back to school, work—you know the feeling. But there is something that can make it a tad bit better. How you ask?? With a super stuffed recipe of course ;-) What can be so good that it would transform a whole day, even a Monday? Here’s a clue..

If you guessed chicken, you’re right! But not just your everyday chicken—this recipe was inspired by one of my favorite restaurant meals. It’s cheaper than the restaurant ($2.28/serving vs. $9.99), and even though it took awhile to compile the ingredients to perfection, it was soo worth it. And lucky for you, it’s pretty easy as well!

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Crab Stuffed Chicken Breast

*Serves 1, but you can easily double or triple.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz skinless/boneless chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp FF block cream cheese, room temp
  • 6 tsp imitation flaked crab, 1oz
  • 1/6th an envelope of Lipton savory herb&garlic mix(about 1 1/2 tsp)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp butter or butter spread (I used I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)
  • Handful of spinach, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and smear butter spread in a 12-inch skillet on stovetop.
  • In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, crab, and Lipton soup mix.

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  • Take 4 oz chicken breast and slice into it horizontally, stopping about 1-inch towards the opposite end.

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  • Spread the inside of the chicken breast with the cream cheese mixture and flip the opening shut. If you’re having trouble getting everything to stay inside, you can seal with a toothpick, just remember to take it out before you eat it—ouch!

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  • Roll chicken breast in egg whites until completely coated. Then dredge it in the bread crumbs—you may need to add a few more breadcrumbs if you can’t cover the whole piece.
  • Cook for approximately 10 minutes on MED-HIGH heat, flipping once. If the outside starts to get extremely charred, turn down heat.
  • Next place in baking dish, and bake, uncovered for 15 minutes, and you’re done!!
  • Serve on a bed of baby spinach if desired.

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Have a great start to your week!

11 comments:

joyofood said...

I saw someone do this recipe on a cooking show yesterday, what a coincidence now I have the recipe, thank you.

Taylor

brandi said...

yum, that looks great! I'm going to have to try this soon.

Erica said...

Looks very fancy! This would be great for a dinner party (and I know Josh would LOVE it). Very nice :)

Lexi said...

holy yum!!!!! looks and sounds fantastic. I love both chicken and crab :)

Haleigh said...

when i think of stuffed chicken, i think of a complicated recipe. but this recipe looks pretty easy.. and super yummy nonetheless! enjoy your day!

Krista said...

I love stuffed chicken breast! Abd crab is a great stuffer idea....

Jenny said...

haha is it just me or have you been stuffing everything you can get your hands on recently? i love it! keep 'em coming girl :)

Sarah Alaoui said...

Panko makes the world go round.

Healthy Beach Bum said...

MMM this needs to be featured in Food Network Magazine right now :) I love crab and love chicken so this equals double yum!

I'm a marketing major/mass comm minor too! That's so exciting we have such similar interests. Food is just the best heheh--why not make a career out of it?? :) Have a great day girly!

burpandslurp said...

oh my goodness...CRAB stuffed chicken! you genius! This is STUNNING!

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