Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cooking out of your pantry/freezer #1

Who hates going to the grocery store?

*I am raising both hands*

Well if you're like me and avoid grocery shopping like the plague, I hope to provide you with some meal ideas that allow you to stay home instead of venturing out into the "war zone"!

So to start it off right, I wanted to share with you a delicious chicken casserole recipe.

This is a super easy and yummy dish that one of my college roommates shared with me. I really don't know what the proper name is, so I will call it:

Chicken Crescent Roll Thingy

You will need:

-1 can of crescent rolls (ok I know this shouldn't be kept in your pantry....this is a "fresh ingredient")
-1 can of cream of chicken soup (You can also use any cream of soup: mushroom, broccoli, etc.)
-chicken (this can be chicken breast or canned chicken, I know that sounds weird, but it actually works really well in this dish)
-cheese ( I prefer mozzarella)

I decided to use fresh chicken this time, because it was on sale. Sorry I know the whole premise of this series is not needing to go to the store.....I'm a fraud. I accept it. However...I usually use canned chicken because I can't cook chicken worth a darn...

Anyways, chop the real chicken up or shred the cooked chicken.

Put a few tablespoons of meat in the center of the crescent roll. A good general rule is take the amount of meat you have and divide it into 8 equal servings. This way every crescent has the same amount of meat in it.

Next wrap the corners around the meat.
Place in a casserole dish. I actually doubled this recipe so we would have leftovers for lunch this week.

Cover the crescents in the cream of chicken soup ( or your fav soup).

Cover it in cheese....because that makes it extra yummy!

Acknowledge your little helper with the green and red eyes. He's a good doggie patroller.

Bake at 375 for about 20 ish minutes. It takes longer than just regular crescents because of the soup, so just assume it will be done in 15 mins, and then check every few minutes. It's not so good if it's undercooked!
Hungry Yet?

And there you have it! A quick and easy dinner! Serve with your preferred veggies! I know...there's no color on the plate. Sue was yummy!

Chicken Crescent Roll Thing:

1 can of crescent rolls
1 can of "cream of" soup (I used chicken)
2-3 chicken breasts or 1 can of chicken (sold near the tuna....i know it sounds gross like spam, but it's not...I promise...I mean I would eat it straight out of the can...but it works here)
cheese ( I used Mozzarella)

1.Shred up chicken
2. Put equal amounts of chicken into each crescent roll and roll it up.
3. Cover the rolls in the soup and then sprinkle with cheese.
4. Bake at 375 for approx 15-25 minutes, until the crescents are cooked completely.



katie beth said...

Yay! I totally make something like this, but I skip the cream of whatever, add cheese to the chicken / cresent pockets and bake like the cresents instruct. But... I'm totally going to try this now.

Susanne, Chris and Kate said...

looks tasty! That's something even I will eat, and you know how picky I am. :) Thanks, Kelley!

Marmie said...

I also used to make something like this. I mixed the soup, chicken,cheese, and green chilis and made a wreath looking thing on a pizza pan with the cresents. I might try this again, looks good.

Kelly said...

We have just started cooking through all of our freezer goods too!!! This recipe is one of my family's favorites! We call it Pass It On Chicken, in case you want an official name :) It IS so fast and yummy! we eat ours with peas and carrots, also frozen, so we kill 2 birds with one stone :)

Lil' Woman said...

Yum...that sounds delish and easy to make! :)