Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday: Chicken Packets

Ok, dur. I do not have pictures for you. But I will describe these as best I can. Trust me, they are super easy. A couple of months ago when I was waddling all pregnant around my kitchen I did a HUGE baking day. We are still eating those meals and loving the ease and conveience of homemade meals that were made ahead.

Here is what you need for Chicken Packets:
Can of Cresent Rolls
Package of Cream Cheese
Chives (to taste)
Chicken Breast

Here is what you do:

1. Cut up your chicken into bites, cubes, or shred it. Doesn't matter! Then, cook it. We cook it in a frying pan with a hint of olive oil.

2. After your chicken is cooked through, add it to a mixing bowl with the CREAM CHEESE and some cut up chives. Be careful with the chives it is easy to add too many making this really chivey. (Is chivey a word?)

3. Open up your can of cresent rolls. Instead of tearing them into the usual cresent roll pattern you are going to make rectangles with them. You will need a TOP and a BOTTOM. Most cresent have perferated lines. You will be able to do this easily!

4. Place a good sized scoop of the cream cheese mixture onto the bottom cresent. Then, add the top cresent and seal the edges. You have made a chicken packet!

5. For an added bonus, roll this in some bread crumbs.

NOW~ either freeze or bake!

If baking, bake for 20 minutes at 350 or until the cresent is browned and the inside hot!

We ate this with mashed potatoes and green beans!


-nick and whitley- said...

yum! at our house these are called "Chicken Roll ups" :) because we still keep the crescent roll shape and just roll it up in there.

Dawn said...

These sound delicious and I'm going to make them tonight. I was wondering if the cream cheese is an 8 oz package?

The Red Headed Mama said...

I make something similar, only we add a little milk, salt, pepper and sometimes crumbled bacon to the chicken/cream cheese. I've never tried freezing already made, but I did freeze some of the mixture when I had extra. It reheated perfectly!

Ethiopianmomma said...

Dawn, yes it is an 8oz package of cream cheese!

Anita K. said...

I made these today and they were great! Thanks for such an easy and good recipe!!!