Monday, September 12, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner..... and some apples



Gosh, I love the fall. We had an awesome Sunday morning apple picking.  As soon as I got home with all the apples I got to make some apple sauce, yum.  So, I was looking to make something comforting to go with it for dinner.  I adapted a recipe I saw on-line a few weeks ago.  Let just say- next time I need to make a double batch of this- totally a winner,

Little "packets" of Yummy Chicken
Ingredients-
Cooked Chicken - (I baked 2 chicken breast and cut them up into about 1 inch cubes)
1 cup of cheddar cheese
1 can of crescent rolls (note to self- find a way to "make" crescent roll type dough)
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup.
1 cup of milk

Okay, so first make the soup. No really, actually make the Cream of Chicken soup according to the directions on the package (use the one cup of milk).  I tried the soup and it was quite delicious.  Who knew?  I typically have only used canned soup in recipes, but I kinda wanted to sit down and have a bowl.  Anyhow, next roll out each crescent roll and put a bit of chicken and cheese in each.  Now, here comes the tricky part.... you need to roll these into little "packets".  I lost a filling in the process, but that is okay.  Try to roll this "burrito" styles.  Then, pinch together the edges.  Next place all your little "packets" in a 9x 13 pan, as seen below.



Next, just poor the soup over the chicken.  Please note that in the picture below, my hubby is pouring the soup.  I do not have "man hands"



 If you have any leftover chicken or cheese that did not make it into the "packets" just go ahead and toss it in too.  Now, bake at 350 for 30 minutes until all puffy and yummy.


I served ours with homemade apple sauce that I made in the crockpot.  Yum.


Be on the look out for more apple recipes, did I mention the triplets picked 2 bushels of apples?


76 comments:

  1. I came across this recipe via a friend who found it on pinterest- looks AMAZINGLY good :) I will be trying it.

    and here's a link to a recipe some killer crescent rolls-
    tip:next time i make them i will roll them thinner! http://www.howdoesshe.com/delicious-dinner-rolls
    and then you can make them whatever shape makes a better packet :)

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    1. How long do you bake the chicken the first time?

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  2. O.M.G. That's all I can say. Looks amazing.

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  3. This was an excellent recipe! I tried it today for my husband and he ate the whole thing asking for more! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Thanks, I actually made it again tonight. It is a great dinner for a cold night :)

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  5. So yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Made this tonight and even my super picky 4-yr-old liked it!

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  6. This reminds me of my mom's recipe from when I was growing up except the filling is tuna, a little mayo, cheddarcheese mixed. The soup is cream o mushroom. But the rest is the same! It's a great twist on this recipe!

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  7. I made this and it was delicious. Also made it using Cream of Mushroom instead of Cream of Chicken. Was a big hit!!

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  8. Oh, I love all these ideas.... making it with tuna or with cream of mushroom sound like yummy variations.

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  9. Found you through Pinterest...these look delish!

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  10. Just made this tonight! It was very good, I added some garlic powder and crushed red pepper to the chicken to spice it up a little. Used two breasts shredded and had plenty of chicken left over so decided to use another pack of crescent rolls to and baked them without the soup and used ranch to dip them. Both were delicious and easy!

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  11. Found this on pinterest. It looks so good! Having it for dinner tonight!

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  12. Any chance you can share the applesauce recipe too!?

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  13. This looks extremely yummy and easy, will def be making it in the near future :)

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  14. Hey I have triplets too! Mine are 15. Great looking recipe!

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  15. I never have cresent rolls, but make this on top of Grand's biscuits! Thanks! I never would of thought of this and it's so easy!

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  16. Oh my gosh, my mom used to make this when I was a kid. I LOVED them. But I'd kind of forgotten about them until I saw your recipe again. THANKS!!!

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  17. This recipe is really yummy with shredded up Velveeta. That's how my sister always made it for us.

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  18. Would you be able to make these with biscuits? I do not have cresent rolls!

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  19. Really good, and an easy weeknight dinner! I used cream of mushroom and added frozen broccoli. Yum Yum Yum.
    I forgot to add seasoning to the chicken while cooking, and my husband and I thought it could use some (red pepper or season salt), but we still devoured it anyways :)

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  20. Ok, a miracle happened when I made this. My kids (the world's pickiest eaters) ate it! Thank you so much for the recipe, it was delicious!!

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  21. I made this tonight and they were excellent! Tips: 1) Make sure your crescent rolls are well refrigerated, otherwise they aren't as easy to roll and get gooey and messy. 2) Put the cheese in the crescent roll first and then the chicken on top (keeps the cheese in the pouch better) Variations: I actually made 12 of them (rather than 8 that come in a roll and then saved the remaining rolls in a baggy in the fridge for other recipes). I like to make extra at dinner to pack my husbands lunch the next day. I used two cans of the soup, two cups of milk and 2 cups of cheese (I love cheese) and added a little brocolli into each pouch. I had a lot of chicken, cheese and brocolli left over after my pouches were made, so I put all of the left over ingredients on top of the pouches and then put the soup and cheese on top. I ate two and that was enough. I would recommend this recipe!

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  22. How long do you usually cook this?

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  23. 350 for 30 minutes.

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  24. I made this last night! It was delicious! Thanks for the idea!!!

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  25. I am making this as we speak. I seasoned the chicken breasts and I am going to put some green chili in the crescent rolls as well for some extra spice! I can't wait for dinner!

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  26. So am making this tonight but I have left over ham and chicken. I am going to combine the two and instead of cheddar cheese I am going to use those Skinny Cow low fat spreadable cheeses (swiss) I will then put the soup and some shredded swiss cheese on top. I am going for a chicken cordon blue leftover thing. Wish me luck!

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  27. I made this the other night for the 1st time. It was AMAZING! I also added a touch of cream cheese along with the cheddar cheese and the chicken. What a nice addition! Thanks again for this recipe.. It made my family VERY happy.

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  28. In the oven right now. I used cream of chicken and mushroom soup and I used garlic butter crescent rolls. Can't wait until they are done!

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  29. Found this on pinterest and it's cooking! Hopefully it will be a hit with my picky eaters. thanks!!

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  30. Cant wait to try this recipe with my triplets!! Looks yummy, thanks! :)
    tripsmommaangie

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  31. Tried it tonight and my family loved it! Thanks for sharing such a good and simple meal.

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  32. In the oven as we speak. Can't wait to try them. I added some crumbled bacon. Can't wait! Smells amazing!

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  33. Try lightly sprinkling Italian bread crumbs on top before baking. Gives a nice little crunch.

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  34. just took out of the oven can't wait to try em .man they look so good

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  35. Had to tell you I've got triplets too, two boys and a girl! When they were born we had a six yr old boy and an 18 month girl. Now the "babies" are 17.

    Going to try this recipe tonight!

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  36. My family loves these. I do change it up a little and shred the chicken and mix in a little sour cream to bond and a little cajun seasoning.

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  37. making mine now, but hubby is making me bake the rolls first then add soup so they aren't mushy. Anyone else have a problem with mushy? :)

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  38. I'm going to make this...it looks delicious. And your writing is fantastic..I love it.

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  39. I've made these for years, without the cheese. My mom made them when I was a teen, it was one of my favorite dishes. Very easy and delish. I'll add some cheese next time.

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  40. Wondering if you could make it without the cream of chicken soup on top?

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    1. If I want a tex-Mex twist, I've mixed the chicken with sour cream and poured queso cheese then picante over top.

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  41. Do you think this can be done on a grill?

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  42. Made this for dinner tonight and thought it was really good. I made a double recipe, but I only had one can of cream of chicken so I used it and a can of cheddar cheese soup. Delicious!

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  43. I make this on a regular basis and it is a family favorite!! Love it!!!!

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  44. I have made these for years and I've tweaked it a little. I put some of the cream of chicken soup in the chicken/cheese filling. It makes it a little more moist. Then I bake them until they are brown and then pour the soup over. This keeps them from getting gummy. I've even added bacona and chopped onion in before, too. My whole family LOVES these and they are SO EASY!!!! Thanks for pinning this and getting the word out for how yummy they are!

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  45. I have made these twice now. I tweak the recipe a little bit by adding crunched up french fried onions to the roll filling, yum!!! Also, when making the soup I add a good amount of garlic and onion powders and I substitute half of the milk with sour cream just because I ran out of milk the first time I made this and it turned out so delicious. We serve it over white rice, the cheesey delicious chicken and soup mix mixed with the rice is out of this world. Thanks for sharing this recipe! It's a keeper.

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  46. I literally have no clue what to do in the kitchen, I need to know how do I cook the chicken by itself? Temp and time, before I cut up and put in the crescent rolls, and should I season the chicken also?

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    1. Easiest and quickest for me is a rotisserie chicken fom grocery deli!

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    2. I use the rotisserie chicken from the grocery store...It only takes one and the chicken already has a great flavor!

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  47. You can either "poach" the chicken in boiling water for about 20 minutes or until cooked through or bake or roast the chicken at 400F on a lightly oiled pan for the same amount of time. Or you can just use frozen pre-cooked chicken or even *gasp, canned chicken. And yes I would season the chicken, salt and pepper or for the truly challenged, invest in a basic seasoned salt and pepper blend.

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  48. I put a packet of chicken taco seasoning in the soup. Was a perfect little kick!

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  49. Is that duggers chikiin bizkit ressipe?
    Cuz it shore are good!
    Luve them dooogers and they're chikkin bizkit ressepee?

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  50. I've made this 3 times so far! Why - because everyone keeps asking me to do it again! Thanks for the awesome recipe!!!

    xoxo

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  51. To save time,buy a rotisserie chicken at the store and cut into pieces!

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  52. I saw this on pinterest ,snowing today, I alway get in the mood for cooking comfort food. This looked like something to try without haveing to go to the grocery for items I may not have. I used frozen "crispy already cooked" seasoned breaded chicken tenders.Just rolled them up didn,t cut them,thought it would be ok to leave them hang out on both sides after I rolled them up wit the cheese. I added a fresh stalked of chopped celery and fresh red and yellow bell pepper. Then added the soup over top of all. Ready to go in the oven. Just waiting for the results.Hope they are as good as I am expecting. I like to experiment!

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  53. I made this last night, but added broccoli in my wraps. Tasted absolutely amazing and like a pot pie. Sooooo good.

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  54. Can i just use grands biscuits? I don't wanna stuff them, all i want is to pour the soup with chicken and cheese on top of them.

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  55. I will make this tomorrow night :) I have everything except the crescent rolls. I think I will use some cream of broccoli soup as well. Me love broccoli in my house. :)

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  56. Just made this but I added a bag of partially steamed broccoli florets & it was so delish!

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  57. Hmmm.... looks yummy! Wondering if it would be better to shred the chicken?? I think it would make it easier to roll up!

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  58. Found this on Pinterest and just made it tonight and it is delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  59. To save time, I have used deli rotisserie chicken. And then for a tex /Mex twist, mix chicken with sour cream and cheese, roll and place with point down(ok if some hangs out), cover with queso then picante. My guys like it spicy so I top theirs with sliced jalepenos! Have also used ham, cheese and broccoli instead of chicken, topped with celery soup, sour cream, and cheese. So easy...so good.

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  60. I made these last night and they were fantastic! I made a few adjustments. To make getting the chicken and cheese into the rolls easier, I mixed 1/3 of a pack of cream cheese to the cheese and chicken. I rolled out 8 balls of the mixture and then rolled the rolls up. I also put the "packets" in the oven for 6 minutes before adding the soup. I can't wait to make this again!

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  61. I have been making this in a similar way for years. I make them into crescents but put enough of the cream of chicken soup mixture on the bottom of the pan before putting the crescents in the pan. Serve it with rice and the remaining sauce. It's a family favorite.

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  62. Came across this on Pinterest and made it tonight. My family love it! Thank you so much for your recipe!!

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  63. Pinterest hooked me up with this receipe. Just made it, my family ate it all!! Will be a repeat in my kitchen...thanks for sharing!! :)

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  64. Made these the other night and they turned out fabulous! For the filling I added the cooked shredded chicken, saute green onions,baby Bella mushrooms and garlic. Once cooled, rolled it into crescents and pinched closed. I baked for 5-10 min. until rolls began to lightly brown....The recipe I had did not mention milk so I just used 2 small cans of cream of chicken and slathered it over the filled rolls. Sprinkled some garlic powder over the top with 1 1/5 cups of Tillamook cheddar cheese (the best cheddar)...baked for about another 30 minutes. They tasted excellent. If you've ever had Beef Wellington, with the mushroom garlic mixture...this almost tasted like CHICKEN WELLINGTON! cw-vjo 8-2-13

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  65. Just wanted to share a homemade cream soup recipe.


    Cream of "something" soup recipe

    1 cup non-fat dried milk
    3/4 cup cornstarch
    1/4 cup bouillon (if you have cubes you have to smash them up) (You can use whatever kind you like....beef, chicken, veggie)
    4 Tablespoons freeze dried minced onion (I get a big bottle at Sam's)
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon dried thyme (or parsley)
    1 teaspoon pepper

    For the equivalent of one can of condensed cream soup, mix 1/3 cup dry mix with 1 1/4 cup water. Cook until thick.

    We love the homemade version. So much more flavor.

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    1. Love this! I have done it this way as well, saves us from the "who-knows-what-that-chemical-is."

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  66. LOVE this recipe, and I linked back to ya on my "healthier" version. This one will always be the classic though! See my alternative here: http://tastesandnotes.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/chicken-croissants-a-healthier-approach/.

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  67. This looks amazing and very easy to make! I'll be trying this recipe soon!

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  68. I found this recipe on Pinterest awhile back, but then forgot about it. One night my boyfriend and I were trying to think of something to make for dinner and we started looking at my Recipes Board. He thought the picture looked good, so we made it and now it is one of his favourite meals! It is soooo good and easy to make. I switch the crescent rolls for the biscuits (for me it is easier).

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  69. Mmm, this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. I think I just found my breakfast for tomorrow…
    Chowranghee Lane Rajender Nagar

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  70. How could you adjust this for a thanksgiving dinner? Obviously use turkey instead of chicken. But do you think stuffing could be put inside the pockets or around in the pan? I was trying to think,of a way to make thanksgiving day enchiladas and thought of this recipe

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