Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chicken, Bacon and Spinach Crescent Roll-Ups

Yummy, easy lunch or dinner for the kids, or anyone! These freeze fantastically for easy pull out meals too!

Crescent Rolls:(of course you can use pre-made dough if you want to omit this step)
2 tsp yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter ,melted (or butter flavor shortening, omit salt if using)
4 cups flour

Dissolve yeast and sugar  in warm water, allow to stand for 5 minutes, until foamy.

Stir in eggs, butter, salt  and 2 cups of flour, mix well

Add remaining 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup at a time, switching to the dough hook when it starts to hold together.
Knead until smooth and elastic.

Place in a lightly greased bowl and turn to coat, cover and allow to rise to doubled(about 1- 1.5 hours)

3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1 loosely packed cup baby spinach , chopped fine
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all in a bowl and set aside.

(this photo is with 4 oz cream cheese, I decided I wanted it creamier and added more)

Preheat oven to 375

Punch dough down and divide into 3 sections.

Roll section into a 12 inch circle and cut into 8 wedges.

Place a few TB of  filling on the wide end

 roll up, pressing edges slightly to seal.

Repeat with remaining dough sections and filling.

Place on greased baking sheet and brush with a little melted butter if desired.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Great with a cream of mushroom sauce to top it, but sauce-less is great too.
1 can  condensed cream of mushroom soup(homemade)
1/2 cup sour cream
milk to thin
Mix soup and sour cream  in a saucepan and heat through, mixing well, thin with milk as desired.

To Freeze:
Cool Completely and freeze in a single layer on cookie sheets. When fully frozen place in a ziplock freezer bag and return to freezer.

To Reheat:
Preheat oven to 400, bake 12-15 minutes on a cookie sheet. Or you can cover and microwave for 1-2 minutes, it will just be a little softer.

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