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Grilled Chicken with Cajun Crawfish Cream Sauce

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 20 mins Chill 15 mins Grill 12 mins
Grilled Chicken with Cajun Crawfish Cream Sauce
  • 4 5 - 6  ounces  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4  cup  lemon juice
  • 1  teaspoon  dried thyme, crushed
  •  Salt
  •  Ground black pepper
  • 8  ounces  fresh or frozen cooked crawfish tails, peeled*
  • 3  tablespoons  butter
  • 9  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 3/4  cup  whipping cream
  • 1/2  cup bottled  roasted red sweet peppers, chopped
  • 1  tablespoon  lower-sodium Cajun seasoning or seafood seasoning
  • 1/4  cup  snipped fresh parsley
  • 1/4  cup  dry sherry or dry white wine
  • 1  tablespoon  grated Parmesan cheese

1. Place chicken in a shallow dish. Pour lemon juice over chicken; sprinkle with thyme. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Cover and chill for 15 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, thaw crawfish if frozen.

2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. For a charcoal or gas grill, place chicken on grill rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling. Transfer to a serving platter; cover with foil to keep warm.

3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute or until golden. Stir in crawfish, whipping cream, roasted peppers, and Cajun seasoning. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in parsley, sherry, and Parmesan cheese. Cook about 3 minutes more or until sherry is reduced and sauce is thickened. Serve sauce over grilled chicken.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • Look for crawfish tails in the freezer section of your seafood market or grocery store. If desired, substitute 8 ounces fresh or frozen peeled, deveined shrimp for the crawfish. To use shrimp, thaw shrimp, if frozen; chop.
Nutrition Facts (Grilled Chicken with Cajun Crawfish Cream Sauce)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 481,
  • Fat, total (g) 30,
  • chol. (mg) 237,
  • sat. fat (g) 17,
  • carb. (g) 8,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 41,
  • vit. A (IU) 1312,
  • vit. C (mg) 66,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 16,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 36,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 462,
  • Potassium (mg) 830,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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