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Chicken Breasts Neptune


Crab stuffed chicken breast that is out of this world with a French style white wine cream sauce. This single skillet chicken breast dinner with sauce makes for easy cleanup and is guaranteed to wow your family.















1 ½ pounds chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless
4x6 oz. breasts
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground if possible
6 ounces crab meat
snow crab, or imitation
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup cornstarch
for dredging the chicken breasts before browning
2 tablespoons butter
or olive oil
2 scallions, spring or green onions
½ cup green bell peppers
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
½ cup white wine
½ cup heavy whipping cream
whipping cream, heavy cream 35%


Ingredients for making chicken breasts Neptune assembled on a cutting board

Clean and chop the vegetables.

Diced green bell peppers
Minced green onions (scallions)

Place chicken between sheets of plastic wrap.

Chicken breast on cutting board with meat mallet
Chicken breast pounded flat, seasoned with salt and pepper ready for stuffing

Pound with flat side of mallet until they are ¼ inch thick and 6 to 8 inches across. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.

Place ¼ of the crabmeat on one end of each breast. Sprinkle with ¼ of the lemon juice.

Crab meat placed on flattened chicken breast
How to stuff crab meat into the chicken breast

Carefully roll up the breast to encase the filling. It can be helpful to use the plastic wrap to assist in the rolling. Fold edges over, if desired. You may also use toothpicks if needed to maintain the crab stuffed chicken breasts' integrity. Roll in cornstarch, coating heavily.

How to stuff a chicken breast
How to stuff a chicken breast
How to stuff chicken breast
Raw chicken breast stuffed with crab meat and seasoned with salt and black pepper

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Over medium heat, sauté chicken on all sides for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Turning to brown evenly. Remove from pan and keep warm (a warm oven is helpful).

Add the green peppers to the skillet and sauté for a minute or two. Add green onions. Sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Green bell pepper cooking in non-stick skillet
Adding scallions to a skillet of green bell pepper.
Scallions and diced green bell peppers in a skillet
Stirring diced green bell pepper and scallions to combine

Stir in flour, cook for 30 seconds then slowly add the wine to deglaze the pan. Heat to boiling, make sure to scrape up all those brown bits that are loaded with flavor. Stir in the cream.

Bring to the boil and reduce heat to a simmer, stirring, until sauce is thickened and smooth. Add the chicken to re-heat and simmer for 5 minutes longer coating the chicken with the sauce.

Stuffed chicken breast that is out of this world with a French style white wine cream sauce. This single skillet chicken breast dinner with sauce makes for easy cleanup and is guaranteed to wow your family.

Serve, garnished with chopped parsley (if desired).

Stuffed chicken breasts Neptune, plated and sliced to expose the crab inside


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Easy to follow recipe. Simple ingredients, my husband said it tasted GREAT and he would be happy to eat/enjoy that dish again :)

over 12 years ago


Enjoyed this recipe veery much, was very surprised at how good it taste, although I did not hot have the green pepper I subws celery and red onion in my sauce and this worked very well, it was easy to make but time consuming and worth every minute , great taste, used jumbo lump crab and a basic crab imperial inside the chicken, very good indeed, just a small amount of Myer lemon and a big pinch of Old Bay for good measure, we loved it!

over 11 years ago

This was sooooo good!! Next time I will double the sauce....I added shrimp loosley with the sauce.

over 10 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 167g (5.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 30035% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 562mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 78g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 5% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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