Monday, October 6, 2008

Baked Crescent Almond Chicken

It was a great weekend but I learned I am no longer going to clean & cook all in one day. It's just too much for me & it takes the fun away once I get in the kitchen. I'm turning 37 in a few weeks & my birthday gift to myself, aside from a mammogram, is one word: BALANCE. I may be talking about how I plan to achieve that along the way.

This dish was awesome, another good one from Deanna's Corner Cooking. It was fun to make & delicious!!! This is a must try & a must make again!!!!!!!!


Baked Crescent Almond Chicken

2 cups shredded Rotisserie chicken (or canned if you prefer)
1 pkg frozen spinach, thawed & drained
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 tsp salt
2 pkg. crescent rolls
2 tblsp sliced almonds

Put cooled chicken pieces into a large bowl. Add spinach, bell pepper, cheese, garlic, mayonnaise & salt. Mix well. Place crescent rolls on greased cookie sheet, leaving triangles of dough attached to each other. Pinch seams of dough together to make a larger rectangular-shaped dough. Place the chicken mixture in a log shape down the center of the dough rectangle, leaving dough on each side. 

Cut with a knife diagonally from the chicken mixture to the edge of the rectangle on each side, making 1-2 inch strips that are still attached to the dough under the chicken mixture. Before I started the criss crossing I folded over the edges of the top & bottom of the rectangle.

Overlap the strips over the chicken mixture for a crisscross effect. Sprinkle the top with almonds.

Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes. Remove from oven & cut into smaller pieces to serve.



My Thoughts:

If your cookie sheet is not big enough for you to assemble the dough just flour your countertop to do it there. Lift carefully with two spatulas to place on cookie sheet before baking. I also had to cover both ends for the last 10 minutes as they were browning more rapidly than the middle. Keep an eye out after 15 minutes. Next time I may try cream of chicken instead of mayo.

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28 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh that looks so good..!!
I want this..like right now!

Ace C said...

Looks really good and tasty.

Ronnica said...

That looks really good! I really wish that there was some sort of scratch and sniff feature on blogs...maybe that'll be the next craze?

scargosun said...

oooo! I have a ton of shredded chicken that I didn't end up using in my Mexican soup yesterday. I might have to freeze it and make this later but it sounds really good!

Pam said...

Wow. That looks so delicious and pretty. A nice meal to serve company.

Bitsy said...

That look fantastic! I'm thinking leftovers would make an amazing lunch!

Jennifer said...

yet another awesome recipe!!

Maria said...

Wow, that looks amazing! nice work. I am sure everyone loved it!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

that looks divine!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Oooooo that looks good! Like a waaaaay better version of the chicken wrap at Costco. I'm makin' it!Did I ever mention I wanted to be a chef? I even took some classes when I was younger. Maybe some day....

The Blonde Duck said...

That is so elegant! It looks terribly difficult to make!

gingela5 said...

That looks great! You are such a good cook!

Rebeckah said...

Your Birthday present to yourself sounds FABULOUS! Can I give that to myself even though it isn't my Birthday? : ). I just printed this and I think I am going to make it on Wednesday. My bestest friend Jen and her 3 amazing children are coming to supper and I want to make something delectable. I could make this, or any of the hundred GREAT recipes you have here. You are the best!

sassy stephanie said...

Can you pass some of that bday present my way?? (the balance,not the boob squish)

This looks so delicious.

Jen said...

that looks really interesting and tasty.

Octamom said...

I know my crew would LOVE this one--gonna have to put this one together soon!

Blessings!

Honey Mommy said...

That looks yummy. I have made dinner bread braids before. I think I will try that and use this filling with my dough recipe!

Deanna said...

So glad you enjoyed this. I am having a sister's weekend in a few weeks. I need to add this to our menu. We all love spinach.

AVT Coach said...

I am always interested to hear what "balance" is looks like for someone else. I will look forward to those posts. I like balance..I embrace balance..I hope for balance..and then I blog! Yikes, my husband is not thinking this is balance. He's not complaining but well, his balance is the TV sitting behind me with Monday night football on..no complaining there!
Great looking recipe and I love the new name logo at the bottom of your post!

Jessica said...

Looks so yummy! Let me know when you get a BALANCE plan worked out. I feel like that is my constant struggle!

Annie said...

Oh, my goodness! I want some!

Melissa Lester said...

I am absolutely going to make that recipe! That looks delicious, and what a special presentation!

Elbowgrease said...

Your pictures are great, that makes me want to eat dinner again. BALANCE, I've been working towards that for a long time, great goal!

jsprik said...

i made this tonight 10/11/08 and it is super easy to make and is delicious!! i tweaked it a bit, visit my blog for the "new" recipe!! thanks again!!!

Marcie said...

That is lovely! And looks so good!

Tara said...

I'm going to try to make this tomorrow for dinner, wish me luck!

Wendy said...

OMG< I just stumbled upon this looking for a recipe to use with shredded chicken... That looks so freaking good!!!

ashley said...

I made this today for lunch with the intent of eating on the leftovers this coming week for lunches. I think it turned out pretty good. I don't like canned chicken and the rotissere deli stuff is kind of cost prohibative right now so I boiled my own and shredded it. I think my chicken probably didn't have as much flavor as a seasoned rotissery one. I wish I had added some pepper to my filling mix b/c of this or maybe a little lemon pepper seasoning. I also think the addition of some chopped water chestnuts might be good. I like them a lot and like the added crunch they give. Really looking forward to my leftovers this week!