Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This recipie is one of my family favorites. In fact, it is Kayla's favorite food. She asked for this for her birthday dinner- she asks for me to make this every year on her birthday. It is so versital too. It's nearly impossible to mess up (that is unless you burn it
2 chicken breasts cooked and cut up into small pieces or shredded
4 oz cream cheese (you can even use lite cream cheese or it is really good with chive & onion cream cheese
*if you use plain cream cheese it is good to add a little flavor to the filling by adding salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to your liking
1 pkg Refrigerator cresent rolls ( I always use the reduced fat ones)
Unroll them into rectangles(2 cresent rolls hooked together). Pinch the seam together and cut in half to make a square. Put about a tablespoon of filling into the center and fold up sides and pinch. Place on a cookie sheet
Cook at 375 for ~10-15 min. (check on them regularly- they'll be light brown when finished)
You can serve them with gravy over the top. The kids usually don't like the gravy, but Brady & I do. The gravy is just a can of Cream of Chicken soup undiluted warmed up.
The original recipie called for dipping the uncooked rollups in melted butter and then dipping them in Italian Bread crumbs. I stopped doing that because it was so messy and time consuming and they tasted great without it. Besides, the girls like to pick them up with their hands and eat them since they don't like the gravy on them and the bread crumbs would make a mess. You can do that if you like.
Another great variation to this recipie is to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey for the chicken and use leftover turkey gravy over the top. It's a great way to use up that enormous amount of turkey leftover (however, there's not usually much gravy left at our house).