Thursday, July 30, 2009

A New Twist on an Old Favorite

We're back from the beach and had a GREAT time! I'll post pix asap. For some reason I've gone into nesting mode. I'm cookin' up a storm! I came back to discover a massive overgrowth of basil in the garden and had to harvest it asap. So, I have a plethora of pesto in the fridge. The first night I concocted a pasta/chicken/artichoke dish with pesto cream sauce that was super yummy but after that I was stumped. What to do with all this pesto? I decided that since my kids LOVE the crescent roll chicken bundles I would mix that up a bit and come up with a new recipe.

Here's what you'll need:

2 cans of refrigerated crescent rolls
1 large (I use the 13 oz. size from Sam's Club) can of chicken
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup pesto (depending on how strong you want the flavor to be)

First, mix the chicken, sour cream and pesto and add salt and pepper to taste:



Next, separate your roll dough into eight squares, mashing the perforated lines together...



Add about a 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture to each square...



Next, fold over the points of the square toward the middle of the chicken mixture to create a pocket...



Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake at 350 degrees until browned (about 20 minutes or so)



These were so tasty! I even used the low fat version of the rolls and didn't notice a difference at all. The kids loved them (even though they were green!)

Serves 8.

These also freeze really well...

13 comments:

Katiesperk said...

These look fabulous! Thanks for posting. I am going to try these out!

Katiesperk said...

These look fabulous! Thanks for posting. I am going to try these out!

Mrs.Preppy said...

These looks great. I also have a plethera of basil, so this will be great.

Three under Three said...

Miss your blogging, glad your back!

Muffy said...

DELCIOUS!!! I must try this!

Princess Freckles said...

Oh my gosh that sounds and looks good! I have so much basil, I'm certainly going to make this. I bet this is something that my fiance would LOVE!

I sometimes make myself a turkey sandwich and put may and pesto on the bread. Its pretty darn good!

Preppy Pettit said...

Great idea! I think I will try it tonight!

Henley on the Horn said...

What a fun recipe! We'll have to try it. Does Sam's sell the crescent rolls at a better price than the grocery?

News Readin' Wife said...

Seriously? You just thought those up? Not fair. At all.

Glad you're back! Think I'll be up in your neck of the woods shortly. Cocktails are in order.

Molly Lou Gifts said...

Love your blog. That recipe looks fantastic, I may even make it tonight. Thanks for posting.

I enjoyed reading some of your past posts and now follow you to read more. Have a great weekend.

The Chic Chauffeur said...

Please please don't laugh! These look super delish! When you say 'these also freeze well', do you mean that you freeze them before you cook them, or after?

I'm in a supper club, where we cook a bunch of meals, and then trade, and these yummy things would be perfect!!!

Thanks!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the idea and recipe! We enjoyed these for dinner tonight and they were yummy! I added a sliced roma tomoato to the top before folding up and that was nice. Thanks again!

Kristin said...

Those sound delish!