Saturday, March 20, 2010

Chicken, Cream Cheese & Spinach Rolls

I read about this recipe on Shop With Me Mama's blog the other day and decided I needed to try it. I have this issue with following directions though, so I'm going to give you all my modified version of her recipe. I hope you all enjoy it!

First, I put an 8 oz block of cream cheese in a bowl to soften. Then I diced half of an onion, and sauteed it in a bit of butter, until it started to brown. I like my onions cooked. At the same time, I put a package of spinach (no sauce or anything) in the microwave to cook.

I used a 6 oz package of the precooked chicken breast strips that you can find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, instead of cooking them myself. I just diced them up smaller. I am very anti raw chicken. I hate touching it.

I threw the diced chicken on top of the cream cheese, along with the onions and spinach and mixed it all up.

I decided, hey, some shredded cheese and garlic would be good in this... and added them both. I didn't measure. More mixing followed.

After that, I spread the mixture on to crescent rolls- you know, the kind in the thwap tubes. Only the first one I think I put too much in. After that, I used a tablespoon instead of the mixing spoon to fill it and it worked much better.

See? The first one is very fat. I was afraid it would leak all over the place, but I didn't bother to fix it.

I had a bunch of leftover filling. I probably should have bought two or maybe even three of the tubes of crescent rolls. No problem though, since it was just the girls and I eating tonight- I just put the rest of the filling in the fridge for another day.

See how much was left? I cooked them at 350° for 15 minutes. They came out of the oven perfectly golden brown.

And let me tell you, they tasted amazing. Definitely a recipe to keep! Even the girls ate them, with no complaints- despite the spinach (they usually protest green foods) and onions.

So quick ingredient recap for your shopping list:

  • 8oz block of cream cheese
  • 6oz cooked chicken breast
  • Frozen package of spinach
  • ½ of an onion, diced & sauteed
  • 4oz shredded cheese
  • Sprinkle of garlic salt
  • 2 or 3 tubes of refrigerated crescent rolls
Let me know if you try this, and if you experiment with any other ingredients- and how they come out!


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