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Chicken Chesapeake Recipe – The Best In Maryland

by Eduard Anselme
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Chicken Chesapeake recipe is very simple to cook, and it might be the best recipe you’ll ever try. It took me a long time to find a good one, but I finally did! This method uses free-range Chicken, so it’s high in protein, low in fat and tastes great.

What is Chicken Chesapeake?

Chicken Chesapeake is a classic combination of chicken breast, crab, eggs and some other ingredients. The dish is named after the region in Maryland where it was first created. It was first served at the famous restaurant “Chesapeake House” in Annapolis.

Ingredients

Please check the recipe card for exact measurements.

Chicken Breast

Chicken breast is the most common cut of Chicken used in making this dish. It is a leaner cut of meat than the thighs or legs, but it is still quite tasty. The chicken breast has been cured and brined to add flavor to the recipe.

Chicken Breast
Chicken Breast

The brining process can be done before or after cooking. Brining before cooking results in a more tender texture for the Chicken, while brining after cooking produces a juicier product with more flavor.

Crab Meat

Crab meat is a great addition to any recipe, but it’s particularly useful when you’re making Chicken Chesapeake.

Crab Meat
Crab Meat

The crab meat adds a little something extra to the dish—it adds moisture and flavor, so it doesn’t dry out your Chicken as much. And since it’s an ingredient that comes from nature, there are no preservatives or added chemicals.

Eggs

Eggs
Eggs

The use of eggs in this recipe is to add flavor to the dish. Eggs are used as a binder in this recipe and also provide moisture. The eggs are mixed with flour, seasonings, and other ingredients to create a creamy texture for the meat mixture. The mixture is then formed into balls that are flattened out into patties before being placed on some kind of skillet or pan.

Worcestershire sauce

Worcestershire sauce is a type of condiment that is used to flavor foods, especially meats. It also adds a bit of sweetness and some extra flavor to food.

Worcestershire sauce
Worcestershire sauce

The main use of Worcestershire sauce in this recipe is to add a little bit of spice to the dish. It can be used alongside other spices such as black pepper and paprika.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is the key ingredient in this recipe. It’s a simple, tasty way to give your Chicken crispy skin and juicy meat with a unique flavor.

Lemon Juice
Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is made by squeezing fresh lemon juice directly into the Chicken. This works to give your Chicken a slightly bitter flavor that’s still sweet, but it also gives you some of the most tender meat you’ve ever had.

If you want more than just a lemony flavor, you can add some other spices to your Chicken before making it in lemon juice—like horseradish or cayenne pepper—to bump up the heat.

Seafood Seasoning

Seafood seasoning is a blend of spices that can be used to flavor this dish. The spice blend differs from region to region but typically contains salt, pepper, paprika and thyme.

The seasoning is used to season the Chicken before cooking it in order to give it a unique flavor. This can be done by rubbing the sauce onto the Chicken before it is cooked or by sprinkling it on at the end of cooking. Either way will result in a great-tasting meal!

Mustard

Mustard is a spice that has been used in cooking for centuries. It’s often used to add a distinct flavor to foods, and it’s particularly useful in the making of this dish.

Mustard
Mustard

The use of mustard in this dish is key to the flavor. You can find mustard powder at any grocery store or spice shop, or you can simply make your own from seeds, which are available at most grocery stores. Put two tablespoons of mustard powder into a small bowl and stir until it is well mixed with water. Add about one cup of water to this mixture and mix it up so that everything is evenly moistened. This will give you enough mustard for your recipe purposes!

Flour

Flour is used to in this recipe because it’s a very common ingredient used in the food industry. It’s used as a thickening agent, which means that flour helps your food to become more solid, like something that you would cook on the stove.

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Flour can also be used to make your Chicken Chesapeake tastes better by adding flavor to it. If you’re not sure how much flour is needed, try using some at first and then adding more if it needs more flavor.

how to make chicken Chesapeake

Please check the video at the end of this post for detailed instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, Dijon mustard, and mayonnaise.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the crab meat, parsley, and Ritz crackers. To combine, mix very lightly.
  4. Mix together the crab mixture and the wet ingredients lightly.
  5. Make a small “pocket” with a knife for the crab stuffing in each chicken breast. Fill each pocket with a mound of crab filling and fold over to close.
  6. Before baking, place stuffed breasts on a preheated grill pan to brown the outside.
  7. Using a casserole dish or a deep baking pan, position the stuffed chicken breasts.
  8. Each chicken breast should be seasoned with seasoned flour and then topped with melted butter.
  9. Cook chicken to an internal temperature of 165° by baking at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes.

Tips

There are many ways to improve this recipe.

  • To make it more delicious, try adding some cayenne pepper. This will add a kick of flavor that you can’t get anywhere else!
  • You can also try adding some paprika to give it a little bit of a smoky flavor.
  • If you’re looking for something even more exotic, try going with something like curry powder or curry paste for your next batch!

what to serve with chicken Chesapeake

Chicken Chesapeake is perfect for a special occasion. It’s one of the most popular dishes in the United States and has been featured on the Food Network, among other places. It’s perfect for parties and family reunions because it’s easy to prepare.

You can serve Chicken Chesapeake with rice or potatoes, as well as salad and bread. If you’re hosting a dinner party, you can also serve it with rolls, crackers or breadsticks.

How long does Chicken take to bake?

The time it takes for your Chicken to bake depends on a variety of factors, including the size of the Chicken, whether or not it’s stuffed with other ingredients, and where you’re baking it. If you’re looking for a recipe that will give you delicious results every time, try our tips below!

Chicken size

The first thing to consider when baking chicken is its size. Smaller chickens are generally baked at higher temperatures than larger ones, which means they’ll cook faster. If your recipe calls for using whole chickens or 3 Oz Of Chicken parts thereof, look for birds that have been cut into pieces and stuffed with other ingredients (such as rice or breadcrumbs) so that they won’t be too big for your oven.

Stuffed or unstuffed?

Another factor that can affect how long it takes your Chicken to bake is whether or not it’s been stuffed with other ingredients before being placed in the oven. If this happens, expect an increase in cooking time due to all of those extra moisture-retaining materials being added. If you plan on stuffing your bird yourself (which we recommend!), keep all of these things in mind when choosing your ingredients and preparing them so that they’ll be as easy as possible to cook through.

Storage

The best way to store your Chicken Chesapeake is in a sealed plastic bag. You can also use a container with a tight-fitting lid or aluminum foil, but make sure that the container has some air space. If you decide to use a plastic bag, make sure it doesn’t have any holes or tears so that the juices won’t leak out. Also, if you’re using an aluminum foil container, ensure it’s completely sealed so no air can get in.

Reheating

The key is to get the temperature just right. Aim for 170 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have a heatproof skillet, cook until it’s 165 degrees. Once it reaches that temperature, remove from heat and allow it to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Health Benefits

Chickens are fantastic for your health. They have a low-fat content, high protein content and are packed with healthy vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the most amazing benefits of Chicken Chesapeake:

  1. It is a great source of protein—it’s one of the five most important food groups that your body needs to function properly! Protein is an essential nutrient that helps repair damaged muscles, repair tissue, and rebuild cells. It also keeps you feeling full longer, so you don’t eat as many calories throughout the day.
  2. It has a low-fat content—less than 3 grams per serving size (one ounce). This makes it easier for people trying to lose weight or maintain their current weight because they don’t have to worry about gaining weight by eating too much fat when they eat Chicken!
  3. It is an excellent source of B vitamins—especially thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B6, folate (folic acid), pantothenic acid (B5), biotin (B7) and vitamin B12. These vitamins help maintain good health in several ways, such as supporting normal brain function by helping make the chemicals that are responsible for transmitting signals in your brain.
  4. It is a good source of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium so that it can build strong bones and teeth.
  5. It contains minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, selenium and zinc—all of which are important for maintaining good health because they help prevent diseases like osteoporosis or Alzheimer’s disease.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 532.4
  • Sodium 902.6 mg
  • Potassium 1,069.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.6
  • Fat 24 grams

FAQ

How many carbs are in Chicken Chesapeake?

There are 12 grams of carbs in one serving of Chicken Chesapeake.

How long to bake Chicken in the oven at 350?

You can bake a chicken in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. You want to make sure that the Chicken is cooked through, so make sure you use an internal temperature thermometer.

How many calories are in a Chesapeake chicken?

There are about 532.4 calories in a Chesapeake chicken.

Conclusion

Chesapeake chicken is a great way to combine the flavors of different dishes. It can be served as an appetizer or main course – and it definitely tastes delicious either way!

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Chicken Chesapeake

Serves: 8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 532.4 calories 24 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken breasts
  • 2 lb Crab Meat
  • 1/2 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 cup of crushed Ritz crackers
  • 2 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Seafood Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp chopped pimentos
  • flour seasoned with Seafood Seasoning
  • melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, Dijon mustard, and mayonnaise.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the crab meat, parsley, and Ritz crackers. To combine, mix very lightly.
  4. Mix together the crab mixture and the wet ingredients lightly.
  5. Make a small "pocket" with a knife for the crab stuffing in each chicken breast. Fill each pocket with a mound of crab filling and fold over to close.
  6. Before baking, place stuffed breasts on a preheated grill pan to brown the outside.
  7. Using a casserole dish or a deep baking pan, position the stuffed chicken breasts.
  8. Each chicken breast should be seasoned with seasoned flour and then topped with melted butter.
  9. Cook chicken to an internal temperature of 165° by baking at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes.

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