Savory Crescent Chicken SquaresPosted: October 13, 2009
Another favorite from my own childhood that has become a favorite of my own children. My oldest daughter would request this, along with homemade mac & cheese for her birthday dinner every year. It is definitely NOT a low fat-low calorie dish, but it is delicious. My mother first found this recipe in a Pillsbury Cook-Off Recipe book from the 1960’s.
Savory Crescent Chicken Squares
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoons chopped chives or onions
1 tablespoons chopped pimientos (optional)
1 8 oz. can crescent rolls
3/4 cups seasoned croutons, crushed
In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese and 2 tablespoons butter (reserve 1 tablespoon) until smooth. Add next 6 ingredients. Mix well. Separate crescent dough into 4 rectangles, firmly pressing perforations to seal. Spoon 1/2 cup meat mixture onto center of each rectangle. Pull 4 corners of dough to top center of chicken mixture, twist slightly and seal edges. Brush tops with reserved tablespoon of butter; dip in crouton crumbs. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in 350 degree oven 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.