Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chicken Bacon Spinach Roll

Chicken Bacon Spinach RollI bought this pack of chicken breasts and wanted to make this chicken soup recipe but then realized I didn't have any Cream of Chicken soup..which is odd cause I always have a can or 5 in the pantry. So I came up with THIS CONCOCTION and it really turned out good. Warm, hearty and semi simple. Don't let scare could have been easier but let me explain. First let me list the items needed.
(fresh, frozen, canned, chicken strips, breaded chicken strips)
I used a pack of fresh.
(you could use pizza crust)
(I used precooked bacon but you could you the other messy kind)
(I used fresh Organic from the Salad department, you could use frozen)
Cream Cheese
everything else I show below is optional
Okay let's get started.First boil, brown or fry your chicken.
But before this, preheat your oven to directions on Crescent Roll package.
If using frozen strips or tenders I would warm them a bit.
Soften your cream cheese.
Cook or microwave your bacon.
Rinse and cut your spinach or if using frozen thaw and squeeze.
Mix all the above items in a bowl. This is the extra stuff you can add if you desire. I brown my chicken with Marjoram..that's my spice of choice next to chives and cilantro.
I add a spoonful of
Protein powder,
Fiber, Minced Dry Onions
and Dry Mustard.
You can add any or all of this.
With the onions I just used Dry onions but you could use real onion, green onions, chives's your choice.
I add protein and fiber to what I can..
it's not going to hurt to have a little extra in your diet.
D likes to drink protein shakes but informed my that he doesn't care for the taste of this soy, whey kind.. I said "no problem" I would just use it in recipes and he said.."You do that?" I told him I put where I can.. meatloaf, macaroni/cheese, cheese ball.. etc. He was shocked. They know I hide stuff in smoothies but they have no idea when I put it in over stuff.
After mixing all your secret things spread Crescent Rolls flat in casserole pan. Spread your mixture and pull up the sides of Crescent rolls to cover.
Bake until Crescent Rolls are brown and flaky.
After I add my mixture I had some left over. I grabbed a bag of tortilla chips and tried it out as a dip.. Yummo. Then I started thinking..
I could have added dry Hidden Valley Ranch mix or a squirt of Ranch salad dressing. I could have tried Bleu Cheese dressing but then I would be the only one eating it. This would be great as a dip for parties or gatherings..Then I thought maybe I would put the dressing on the side and dip it.. but I found that it turned out okay on it's own

Now my cooking {not Baking} but cooking.. if it's too dry add wet, if it's too wet add dry. My was a little dry so I added a spoonful of sour cream instead of using another bar of Cream cheese.

I think it turned out great for throwing it together. Sometimes I have no idea what to slam together and other times {usually when I'm in bed} I come up with these concoctions

So there ya go.... Chicken Bacon Spinach Roll. Now you try it with your own twist of mixes and let me know what you come up with.
Oh, by the way. Baxter and Emma danced around the kitchen while I cooked say "whatcha cooking mom..huh? huh? whatcha cookin'"
Macy layed on the couch and wanted no part of this mess. She's gonna be a good little dog.
Baxter tried out my concoction and approved.. Now let's see what the kids say.


Cathy said...

Sounds good Cathy and like something even I could make!

Tee said...

Ok, this is scary! I was just thinking yesterday that I would try to find an old recipe I made about 15 years ago with crescent rolls, cream cheese, chicken & onions. And here it is. Doing the happy dance now.

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today. I laughed out loud about the walking stuff around the store thing. I do that all the time too.

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