Sunday, June 19, 2011

Chicken Crescent Rolls

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First, credit where credit is due...

I first saw this recipe on the Mystery Lover's Kitchen Blog.  Several months ago, Riley Adams (author of the newly released PERFECT summer reading culinary mystery, Finger Lickin' Dead) posted her version of this recipe.  It's a pretty simple recipe (especially if you have a weekly addiction to those rotisserie chickens that are so cheap and handy to buy).  Takes about 15-20 minutes of cooking time, but only 10 minutes or less of hands on work.  Like I said, it has become our "go-to" snack for drop in guests!

You can visit Riley's original blog post and her version of the recipe by clicking HERE.

After making these at least a half dozen times since I first read the recipe back in March *they are that good), I have made a few changes to make them my own.  But, credit where credit is deserved, the this recipe certainly deserves a big inspired by credit to Riley and the Mystery Lover's Kitchen.

Riley's Chicken Crescent Rolls...

6 oz cooked, chopped chicken
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped mushroom 

1/2 cup Red Pepper
2 T diced green onion 
1 TBS "Big Easy in a Jar" Cajun spice mix
1 pkg crescent rolls (can of 8)
2 T melted butter
3/4 cup seasoned Bread Crumbs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine chopped chicken, chopped mushroom, green onion, red pepper, Cajun spices and softened cream cheese in a Kitchenaid Mixer (or mix by hand).

Unfold crescent rolls.  Add a 1/4 cup dollop of the chicken mixture to the center of each of the 8 triangles.  spread the chicken goo evenly on the triangle and roll up like a "regular" crescent roll.

Line them up on parchment paper or a silicon mat.  Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes at 375, covering loosely with aluminum foil until the last five minutes.

And I mean GOOOOOOD and not just a little bit good!  Really good... Company worthy good.  Actually, I lobbied for these to be included in the wedding of the century rehearsal dinner I helped cater, they are that good.  

I made a pretty big presentation change in these from Riley's original recipe.  She leaves her crescent roll dough pieces flat and then wraps the edges around the dollop of chicken goo.  By mixing the chicken goo in a Kitchenaid mixer, it helps to break up the chicken into a more spreadable goo.  That makes the folding into crescent roll shapes easier.  If you leave the chicken in larger chunks, Riley's folding method works better.

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  1. This looks really lovely and creamy. I love the inventiveness of it too!

  2. These look so good! And I have all the ing. on hand too! Looks like a great light lunch by adding a small salad too. Thanks Dave


  3. I finally have a few free seconds this weekend so I'm off to check it out! Those crescents look so good!

  4. These look colorful and tasty, Dave! I bet the cream cheese makes them taste so creamy.