So, we've decided to start a once weekly cooking night based off Pinterest recipes. I know, you Pinners have tons of recipes pinned but just how many have you actually made? Well, never fear: we'll make them for you.
Last night's dinner recipe was: Chicken Bundles.
Makes 8. You'll need:
- 4 oz of cream cheese, softened
- A rotisserie chicken, shredded (The recipes called for 13 oz canned chicken but the rotisserie sounds so much more delish & proved to be excellent, plus we have a leftover rotisserie idea below)
- 1/4 tsp parsley
- 2 cans of cresent rolls (we used Pillsbury)
- 1 tbsp of finely chopped onion
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
- Topping: 1/4 cup melted butter, parsley, Parmesan cheese
First, you want to shred your rotisserie chicken. You won't need it all - just a little more than half. (If you want to go ahead and shred the rest & set aside with the carcass. Yes, carcass. Best word I can think of right now.)
Mix the chicken, cream cheese, parsley, onion, & cheddar cheese together to create your filling.
Next, unroll the crescent rolls into squares (4 per pack). Stretch the dough out slightly & pinch the center closed, fill, & fold.(Use a ice cream scoop or a large spoon to fill to help with measuring)
Got that? Pinch.Fill.Fold.
Place bundles on a greased cookie sheet. Spread a little melted butter over each one & top with parsley & Parmesan cheese. (Note: we did Parmesan & parsley on some & poppy seeds on others. The Parmesan & parsley was our favorite.)
Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes and......VIOLA!
Beautiful. Let me tell you; these are gooooood. We are happy cooks. (This is sister. Sorry, I wasn't gracing you with my Team Twilight tshirt & end of the day hair)
Here's what we did with the leftover chicken carcass (NOT the meat), onion, and some carrots:
We boiled then simmered it for an hour to make homemade chicken broth. Tonight I'll be using the broth, leftover shredded chicken, & more carrots to make some homemade chicken noodle soup.
O, and here's what we had for dessert.
Have any suggestions for what we should make next week's Pinterest cooking night?