Chicken Chesapeake Sauce Recipe

How about chicken and crab meat mixed together to make the chicken Chesapeake sauce recipe that oozes with yummy flavors, leaving you wanting more?

Chesapeake is a famous dish from the east coast of America. It is an appetizer made of a combination of crab meat, crab eggs, cream cheese, and celery sticks. The taste of this dish is very delicious but can be difficult to make because it requires skill and practice.

It’s a little tasking to make this recipe and requires time and patience. However, you don’t need to have all the skills and techniques to make this recipe successfully. We have the chicken Chesapeake sauce recipe you can try.

Chicken Chesapeake Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 lb Phillips Lump Crab Meat
  • 1/2 lb Phillips Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 3/4 cup 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 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp pimentos chopped, if desired
  • seasoned flour
  • melted butter

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix the egg, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, seafood seasoning, and mayonnaise in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, put the crab meat, Ritz crackers, and parsley. Mix them very lightly to combine.
  4. Add the mixture of the wet ingredients to the crab mixture and combine them lightly. This is the crab stuffing.
  5. Use a knife to carefully make a “pocket” in each chicken breast to help with the crab stuffing. Use a spoon to put a mound of crab filling in the middle of each pocket and fold over to close.
  6. Place these stuffed breasts into a baking pan of your choice.
  7. Season them to your liking with seasoned flour. Pour melted butter over each chicken breast and put them in the oven.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked inside. When cooked, the internal temperature should be 165 degrees F.
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To make the crab imperial:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of crab meat
  • 2 tbsp old bay seasoning – adjust to your liking
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sour cream – optional
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice – optional
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 8 whole Saltine crackers, crushed
  • ½ tsp paprika

For the chicken:

  • 5 to 6 large chicken breasts – boneless and  skinless
  • Salt and cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning

How to make chicken chesapeake with imperial sauce recipe

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Start preparing the crab imperial.
  3. Wash the crab meat, ensuring the crab meat does not have shells and cartridges.
  4. Use a bowl to mix all the ingredients for the crab imperial, except the pepper, salt, and crab meat.
  5. Once mixed, add the crab meat, a little salt, and pepper and mix properly.
  6. Grease your baking dish, or use a non-stick spray. Pour in the crab imperial mixture and bake it for about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove it from the oven. Allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes.
  8. Tenderize the chicken breasts making them uniformly thick by pounding them in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin or meat hammer’s end.
  9. Once uniformly thick, butterfly them by creating a pocket-like incision at the middle of each breast.
  10. Season them with salt, pepper, and old bay seasoning.
  11. Grease the baking sheet set it aside.
  12. Stuff the chicken with 2 tablespoons of crab imperial and place them on the baking dish.
  13. Use toothpicks to hold the chicken together as binding tools. Bake it for at least 30 minutes or until its cooks through and turns golden brown. If using a thermometer, ensure it’s 165 degrees F when cooked.
  14. Let it cool for about 10 minutes, then serve with rice, french fries, or salad.
  15. You can garnish with lemon wedges if you like

Tips On Making The Best Chicken Chesapeake

  • You don’t have to first bake the crab imperial, you can use it raw and bake it together with the chicken breast. This can save you time and help you make it fast enough.
  • You can flavor your chicken breasts as you wish. The simplest way to do this is to marinate the chicken in a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and white wine. Keep it in the refrigerator until you are done with the crab imperial. The marinate will have seeped through your chicken, making it yummy and moist. You can also pour melted butter over your stuffed breasts to give them that creamy taste.
  • Use breadcrumbs or crushed crackers as a coating.
  • You can cook the chicken breasts in a skillet with melted butter before transferring them to the oven for only 10 or so minutes. Or you can grill them before baking for about 5 minutes.
  • For this recipe, use the real crabmeat and chicken breast.
  • Use crab imperial as a topping or a stuffing as you wish. But it’s best used as a topping.
  • You can make crab imperial ahead of time cover and refrigerate for a while before use. This will make it easy to make your chicken Chesapeake sauce recipe faster next time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make chicken Chesapeake?

It is easy to make the chicken Chesapeake following the recipes above.  You can season it as per your liking to make it more personal.

What side dish goes good with chicken Chesapeake?

You can serve it with either rice or cornbread, french fries, or anything else you love to serve with.

Can you cook chicken in sauce?

Yes, of course, you can cook it in the sauce if you want to and can even freeze it for future use.

Final Thoughts

You will not want to miss out on the chicken Chesapeake sauce recipe any minute if you know the flavor of it. The sauce is not difficult at all to make, and it’s very easy to have the entire meal in one pot. If you are looking for a good way to get the whole family involved, then the recipe may just be the answer to your search.

Chesapeake Chicken is also great when served over rice, mashed potatoes, or even pasta. You can even serve the whole dish over a bed of salad greens with some lemon dressing. What are you waiting for? Try it!

Preparation Time Cook Time Servings
20 mins 3 mins 4
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Chicken Chesapeake Sauce Recipe

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 lb Phillips Lump Crab Meat
  • 1/2 lb Phillips Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 3/4 cup 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 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp pimentos chopped if desired
  • Seasoned flour
  • Melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Preparation

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F

    Mix the egg, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, seafood seasoning, and mayonnaise in a bowl.

      In a separate bowl, put the crab meat, Ritz crackers, and parsley. Mix them very lightly to combine.

        Add the mixture of the wet ingredients to the crab mixture and combine them lightly. This is the crab stuffing.

          Use a knife to carefully make a “pocket” in each chicken breast to help with the crab stuffing. Use a spoon to put a mound of crab filling in the middle of each pocket and fold over to close.

            Place these stuffed breasts into a baking pan of your choice.

              Season them to your liking with seasoned flour. Pour melted butter over each chicken breast and put them in the oven.

                Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked inside. When cooked, the internal temperature should be 165 degrees F.

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