Thursday, April 26, 2012

Chicken Crescent Bundles (kid friendly freezer meal)

I had to start this blog out with a bang so I decided the first recipe that I had to post was the Chicken Crescent Bundles. I originally found this recipe on one of my absolute favorite blogs, The Virtuous Wife , if you have not checked out her blog you should, she is amazing. All props go to her for this recipe it is one of the only recipes I have found online that didn't need much tweaking to meet my family's needs.

You will need:

1 package (8 ounces) Cream Cheese (softened) OR 8 oz flavored Philadelphia cream cheese (garden vegetable,chive & onion, sun-dried tomato & basil...if your family likes one of these go for it!)
4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
1 tablespoon favorite seasoning blend (most families have a go to seasoning,omit if using flavored cream cheese)
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 can cream of chicken soup
2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1-2 cups stuffing mix or croutons

 Step One:

Beat: Cream cheese, 2 Tbsp melted butter, seasoning, and milk. Do this with a mixer or your arm will fall off...I've seen it happen, its not pretty.

 Step Two:

Mix In: Shredded chicken and cream of chicken soup until everything is mingling nicely.

Step Three:
Unroll a tube of crescent rolls and separate into four rectangles pinching the diagonal seams closed.

Step Four:
 Glob (technical terms here) mixture into center of rectangles, i use a cookie scoop and add two scoops each (about two tablespoons).

 Step Five:
Grab opposite corners and give them a swirl at the center of the bundle. Repeat with the other corners, tucking in any openings on the sides to seal it up. Repeat steps 3-5 for second can of crescent rolls and place all 8 bundles on a cookie sheet.

It's sort of like swirled icecream...only with chicken, NUMMY

Step Six:
Don't worry if all your bundles aren't the exact same, they will still taste amazing besides this blog is for tackling sensory issues, address OCD problems while doing something less important like laundry.

Drizzle: each bundle with the remaining melted butter, top with a handful of dry stuffing mix or croutons and press down gently to make sure they are secured to the bundle.

To Freeze:
If you intend to make this a freezer meal, put the baking sheet in the freezer and flash freeze. Once frozen, place in labeled Ziploc bag.

To Bake:
If you are preparing these right away simply pop into the oven, 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until crescent roll is cooked completely and is golden brown.
If you are preparing them from the freezer, thaw completely overnight or during the day before baking 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. 


  1. Great work, Molly and LOVE your first recipe. My kids really aren't picky eaters and don't have the sensitivity issues, but still going to follow cause it's always nice to have quick kid-friendly meals.

  2. I think I would like these.

    This bog is a great idea. You are going to make some deserving Moms (and kids) very happy.

  3. Oh my gosh! I've never thought of adding seasoning to it besides salt and pepper. DUH!! LOL! I love your blog style, it's so cute! I'm so glad this recipe was a hit with your youngsters!

    1. Ive been trying new stuff with these bundles, they are delish! I love tweaking recipes and seeing what can be done with them.

    2. Oh, me too! I think I do a recipe the way it's written, once, and then everytime I after that, I'm changing something up. :)