Friday, February 13, 2015

Savory Chicken Crescent Bundles

A quick dinner after a busy day!

Here's another recipe that I've had for years.  It was given to me by my dear friend, Mary, when I lived in Michigan.   It's always been one that is easy, delicious, and satisfying.  And kids love them!

This is a great weeknight meal, because there's so little preparation, and after a tough day at work, no one wants to fuss over dinner.

I remember how it was to be a busy, involved mother and, yet, still want to make special dinners for my family.  I hope this will help you all do that, too.   We can't let those family meals around the table be lost because of our busyness, they are so important!

This makes four huge squares, but if you need more, it's really easy to double the recipe.  For the kids, just use individual crescents and roll them up with the mixture inside.  Kids love to pick them up and eat them like a little sandwich.

4 oz. soft cream cheese
2 Tbsp. melted butter

Beat cream cheese and melted butter until smooth. 

2 c. cooked chicken, cut into bite-size pieces (great with rotisserie chicken)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. minced onion
1/2 tsp. parsley
2 Tbsp. green bell pepper, diced (optional)

Mix above ingredients until well blended. 
(Here's where you can add other things, canned carrots, peas, chopped pimentos, chopped broccoli, olives...let your imagination go wild! )

1 pkg. crescent rolls (8 crescents)

Preheat oven to 350'F.

Unroll crescents and using two crescent rolls at a time (to form a rectangle).  Press perforations together to seal.

Fill with chicken mixture and pull the 4 corners to the middle, twist together to seal. 

Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds, paprika, parmesan or chopped parsley, if desired.  (So many choices!)

Bake at 350'F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

*If you'd like gravy, just use your favorite jar or gravy mix.  Let's keep this, easy and quick!

"He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor." - Proverbs 21:21

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