Monday, September 12, 2011

Chicken Crescent Bundle Tutorial (FREEZER MEAL)

This is one of my husbands FAVORITE freezer meals. I made a dozen of these when I was pregnant with my first child and they were such a lifesaver to have in the freezer when the baby came home. I didn't have to cook dinner because my husband could take out two of these in the morning and put them in the oven that night and dinner was ready. They are super easy and delicious. I actually made 8 of these last night but two never made it to the freezer. My husband kept whispering with every bite "These should be a tutorial, these are SO tutorial worthy! Please say this is a tutorial, people will LOVE these." Here you go, folks, you can thank my husband.

Ingredients

1 package (8 ounces) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened)
4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
2 tablespoons green onions
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups cubed cooked chicken
2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 cup crushed seasoned chicken stuffing

Step 1


In a large bowl beat the cream cheese, 2 Tbl butter, green onions, milk, salt and pepper.

Step 2


Stir in the cooked chicken.

Step 3


Open and unroll a tube of crescent rolls. Don't separate them. 

Step 4


Pinch the diagonal seems shut, creating four rectangles.

Step 5


Spoon 1/8 of the filling on to each rectangle.

Step 6




Take the opposite corners and twist them together at the center of the bundle. Repeat with the other corners. Do this for all eight bundles.

Step 7


Put the bundles on a baking sheet. Brush with remaining butter.

Step 8


Top with a handful of dry, seasoned, stuffing. You can also use croutons if you don't have stuffing. Press down gently to make sure they are secured on the bundle. Put baking sheet in freezer. Once frozen, place in labeled Ziploc bag.

Step 9



To bake, let bundles thaw overnight or during the day. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until crescent roll is cooked completely.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know I made these last week and they were so yummy. I added peas and mushrooms for a whole meal plan. My hubby called me the next winner of the Cash Family Top Chef :)
Keep the posts coming,
Kim Bouten Cash (Facebook Name)

Krys said...

I made these yesterday and they were FANTASTIC! I substituted equal amounts of green chilies for the green onions and sprinkled parm cheese on top before the stuffing. DELISH! I doubled the batch and we ate them yesterday AND today - that's 16 bundles! THX for a new recipe to add to my rotation!

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Jill Ragan Scully said...

OMG! We just made a batch of these yesterday. We ate one for lunch as well as froze a bunch for later. They were THE BEST! You have the best cooking tutorials! Thanks a million!

Jacy said...

Just made theses and tell your husband I said thank you!! They are so good, and so easy! I think these will bea staple in our new freezer cooking menu!

Annie said...

I made these last week and they are so so yummy!!! My bf has super high expectations of my cooking since his mom always makes amazing dishes and he LOVED these!!!

Shannon said...

I wish all these tutorials or recipes were easily printable.
Shannon

Cooking Momma-NOS said...

I started a food blog of my own, its focused on making kid friendly recipes for picky eaters or kids with sensory problems when it comes to food like my girls, this recipe was one of the only OAMC meals I have found that didnt require much tweaking to meet my family's needs, its fantastic! I posted our tweaked version as my very first recipe and directed people here for the original recipe. Thank you so very much for posting this!

Mandie said...

Do you cook and chop your own chicken or use canned? Do you cover the bundles while they are freezing or just leave them uncovered? Thanks! Looks great!

The Virtuous Wife said...

Mandie- I cook and chop my own chicken and I don't cover the bundles while they freeze. =D

Unknown said...

These sound wonderful. As a single senior citizen, I love having a meal in the freezer on those days I'm just too tired to cook something decent! Thanks for the recipe. It would be wonderful if we could print the recipes (and tutorials as an option.)

Unknown said...

Forget the part of my comment about being able to print out the recipe and tutorial. I finally saw the "Printer Friendly" button! Could it be my old eyes aren't working very well??!! lol

My3SonsMom.com said...

Thanks for the awesome recipe. Can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said...

Turned out great. I also added peas and omitted the croutons.