Thursday, September 1, 2011

Challenge 1, Day 13 - Cheesy Crescent Chicken Rolls

This is a variation of a recipe my old roommate taught me.  I found another version on Pinterest so I combined the two.  It makes dinner for 5 or 6 and is super yummy and cheesy.


2 (8 ounce) cans Reduced Fat Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can 98% fat free cream of chicken soup, undiluted (Cream of Chicken and mushroom works too)
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese (or any cheese of choice)
1/2 cup milk
4 ounces cream cheese (very soft)
2 tablespoons butter (very soft but not melted)
1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 large cooked chicken breasts, finely chopped (or use about 2 cups, can use cooked turkey)
1/2-3/4 cup finely grated cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp seasoning salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper (or to taste)
2 Tbsp. milk
1-2 cup grated cheddar cheese (for topping)

Set oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray. Mix together milk, 3/4 cup cheese and undiluted chicken soup (can season with black pepper if desired).  I used Pepper Jack cheese with the cheddar.

For the filling --- Mix the soft cream cheese with butter until very smooth, then add in garlic powder. 

Add in the chopped chicken, pepper jack and cheddar cheese; mix well until combined. 

Add in 2 tablespoons milk; mix to combine (add in a little more if the mixture seems too dry). Season with seasoned salt or white and black pepper to taste. 

Unroll the crescent rolls.

Place 1 tablespoon chicken mixture (or a little more) on top of each crescent triangle.  I added a little more cheese but its not necessary.

Then roll up starting at the thicker end. 

Drizzle a small amount of soup mixture on the bottom of the dish. 

Then place the crescent rolls seam-side down on top of the creamed mixture in the casserole.

Drizzle the remaining sauce on top (you don't have to use the full amount of cream sauce, just use as much as desired).

Sprinkle with 1 cup (or more) grated cheese, or amount desired. 

Bake for about 30 minutes. Make sure you cook it long enough for the dough to cook.  If it doesn't cook long enough the dough will be more like wet, mushy dough and less like crescent rolls.

The rolls are small enough that you could serve 2-3 per person depending on their appetite.

This dish is super cheesy and super yummy. Its great for left overs or pot luck type meals.


1 comment:

  1. This looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! :)


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