Foodie Friday- Chicken Crescent Bake
This recipe has been passed from my step mom to John. Hehe, my parents learned quick my husband (then boyfriend) had a very small food repitwar. He was usually scared when he came for dinner. But this recipe was one that won him over. So they taught us how to cook it. It is very easy, requires simple easy to find ingredients and makes lots of left overs. This is one of those recipes that its so simple you can recall all the ingredients for a quick meal planning at the grocery store.
Chicken Crescent Bake
16oz canned chicken (it used to be 12oz but I hated throwing away chicken)
Two rolls of crescent rolls (I used reduce fat)
1 can cream if chicken
1 12oz box of frozen chopped broccoli (I have found this hard to find so I normal find what ever already cut up frozen broccoli I can find. Ie florets or strems)
1 brick of cream cheese (I use reduce fat)
1 can of chopped black olives (I’m taking the teeny cans)
1 bag shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper for taste
Place frozen broccoli in a microwave safe bowl. Add a little water to help steam the broccoli. In a separate bowl place the cream cheese. Once the broccoli is heated,discard the water, and pour the hot broccoli over the cream cheese. It helps with mixing them together as the hot broccoli will help soften the cream cheese.
Mix broccoli/cream cheese mix with olives, soup, and chicken. Add in the salt and pepper to taste.
Heat the oven to directions on crescent roll packaging. Next open up rolls and cut in half. If you look close you will see a perforated line to “snap” the rolls in half. Be careful because they will naturally want to rip off into triangles.
Spread out roll long ways on a cookie sheet. The rolls will make two loafs. Carefully strech out roll doughs a little on the cookie sheet. Once done start spooning mixture onto rolls. Make sure to leave a edge around. You will be placing the top on soon and will need to press the edges together to create a calzone like product.
Sprinkle cheddar cheese on the top of the mixture. Don’t forget the ends! As a mom I am the one normally eating the ends (don’t you all fight for the middle brownie?!) and I get mad when I end up with no cheese.
Finally open up the other crescent rolls. Again “snap” it in half. Now you are going to gently stretch the dough over the logs if mixture and cheese. The goal is to not rip the dough while you make it wide and long enough to drape over the logs to where you can crimp the edges with a fork.