Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chicken Crescent Roll Casserole

Wow.  The end-of-school blues have hit my house with a vengeance.  Kolby has only one more lesson in language arts to finish the school year.  It is to read The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary.  I love Beverly Cleary.  I remember reading Socks and loving it.  I guess next to Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary was my favorite author as a child.
But on to Kolby, he won't read.  When he sits down with his book, he looks longingly out the window.  Sad eyes always get me.  So, I have been caving and letting him and Riley play outside.  We had a tough year homeschooling, I think we both deserve a break.  :)

It gives me time to peruse the internet for new recipes. I found this one last week and new I had to try it.  It was so good!  The dish is very rich.  The recipe says it makes 6 servings, but I would think it could feed more.

 Chicken Crescent Roll Casserole

Ingredients:

Sauce 

2 (8 oz) cans Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls (I would highly recommend using the Pillsbury..I didn't, and the Great Value Rolls don't unroll well, so that is why mine look off.)
1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup, undiluted
3/4 cup grated cheese (I used cheddar because it was what I had, but I could imagine that any cheese would be wonderful)
1/2 cup cream (I used whipping cream)

Filling:

4 ounces cream cheese (very soft)
4 Tablespoons butter (very soft, but not melted)
1/2-1 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup onion, finely chopped 
2 large cooked chicken breasts, finely chopped (I left mine pretty chunky)
1/2-3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2-4 tablespoons cream
1-2 cup grated cheddar cheese 

Directions:

Set oven to 350˚
butter a casserole dish (big enough to hold 2 cans of crescent rolls) {my dish was too big, but that's okay}

 

Sauce:

In a saucepan, cream, 3/4 cup cheese and undiluted chicken soup.
Heat just until the cheese melts but do not boil.

Filling:

In a bowl, mix the soft cream cheese with butter until very smooth.
Add in the garlic powder and mix.
Add in the chopped chicken, onion and cheddar cheese; mix well until combined.
Add in 2 tablespoons cream; mix to combine *add in a bit more if mixture seems too dry.
Season with seasoned salt

Unroll the crescent rolls.
Place 1 heaping tablespoon chicken mixture on top of each crescent triangle, the 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 dish.
Drizzle the remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with 1 cup grated cheese. 
Bake for about 30 minutes.



It was a great dish.  Total time spent was about one hour.  30 minutes on prep and 30 minutes baking.
Original recipe

Shared with  Weekend Potluck, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms' Melt in your Mouth Monday, Everyday Mom's Meals Church Supper  Justa's Kitchen's Fantastic Food Friday , Our Simple Farm's Simple Living Wednesday, Tip Junkie's Tip Me Tuesday


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30 comments:

  1. Yum! I think anything made w/ crescent rolls is delicious! And I agree, I buy Great Value whenever I can, but not crescent rolls! They never work as well :) Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week. See you next Sunday ~EMM

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    1. I agree! I have just started using rolls in the actual dish, instead of as a compliment to the meal. Thanks for hosting the Church Supper.

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  2. I saw this link on Church Supper. This looks so rich and delicious! I have a main blog on WordPress but just started a blog on Blogger so I could do some recipe hops (can't do it on free WordPress blogs). There's only a few of us there right now, including Krista. Would you mind sharing this with us? I'd love to see you there! http://justa-frugalfoodie.blogspot.com/2012/05/welcome-back-to-fantastic-foods-friday.html Have a great week! :)

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    1. Thank you! This recipe is so good! Even the boys liked it!

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  3. Dana, thank you for bringing this to my party! Don't forget to come back Friday for the features and the new link up! I hope to see you there! :)

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    1. Off to find a wonderful dish to cook to share for next week. :) Thanks for hosting.

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  4. Hi, found your link on Church Supper hosted by Everyday Mom's Meals. This recipe looks really tasty. Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Hi, and thanks for stopping by! It is a very tasty, and relatively easy recipe to make.

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  5. This looks yummy! My family would love this one. Thanks for sharing! :0)

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    1. I hope your family likes it as much as mine did.

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  6. Congrats, Dana! This was one of the top three most viewed links at Fantastic Foods Friday! The features are up with a new party link and I'm Facebooking, Tweeting and Pinning! Hope to see you again this week!

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    1. Sorry!! Here's the new link! http://justa-frugalfoodie.blogspot.com/2012/05/fantastic-foods-friday-features-party-3.html

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  7. Thanks for sharing with Weekend Potluck! This sounds DIVINE! I am printing it as we speak....
    Happy Wednesday,
    From Tonya at 4 little Fergusons
    http://4littlefergusons.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/mothers-day-weekend-potluck/

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  8. ooo that looks really good! i am definite going to pin this one. can wait to try it :)

    http://houseofwoyaks.blogspot.com/

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  9. Congrats on being a featured recipe from last week's Weekend Potluck! Please swing by and pick up your red button. Thanks for bringing such a great recipe to our party! http://www.meetpenny.com/2012/05/weekend-potluck-may-18th-may-20th/

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  10. What size can of soup did you use?

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  11. Hi, and thanks for stopping by. I used a 10.5 oz can of soup. :)

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