not only is it yummy, it is easy.
e. a. s. y.
and i figured out how to make it even cheaper than it was before :)
the cheaper version takes a little more effort, but if you have any eager kitchen helpers, it can be lots of fun as well!
Cheap Chicken Rollups
- make a basic bread dough in your bread maker. we made the wheat roll dough recipe.
- while it is becoming yummy dough, take 2 chicken breasts, throw them in a pan on the stovetop and cook til the juices run clear. let cool and cut into smaller than bite-sized pieces. you are going to be stuffing the rolls later on and they need to be small. if you have the patience small shredding works best.
- mix the chicken pieces with 1-1 1/2 cups cheese. we use colby jack. cheddar works nicely, too.
- if you have trouble getting your kids to eat veggies, you can process the veggie of your choice down to near liquid and throw it in as well.
- if you don't mind getting dishes dirty, throw the chicken, cheese and veggies into a food processor. you will be able to stuff more into your rolls.
- after the dough is done resting (per your breadmaker directions) divide the dough in half. we got 12 rolls out of half the dough and that fed all 5 of us happily with leftovers for daddy's lunch tomorrow. freeze the extra.
- split the remainder in half again and roll each out into a 6 inch circle about 1/4 inch thick. cut into 6 wedges. place a generous amount of filling into the middle of the base and roll like a crescent roll from fat end to point. place in a 9x13 greased casserole. repeat til you have 12.
- let raise about 15 minutes, pour on a can of cream of celery soup (or whatever cream soup you like) mixed with 1/2 can of water, put into a 350 degree oven and cook til tops are lightly browned- about 45 minutes. serve with veggie of your choosing and devour!
aka: the more expensive route! (you can knock off over 5$ by using the above method)
use 2- 8 count crescent roll tubes found in the refrigerated section
use 1 large can chicken breast
same amounts of cheese, soup, veggies.
some great substitutions could be chicken, swiss and spinach with cream of chicken soup; ham, cheese, broccoli with cream of broccoli soup; turkey, cheddar and carrots with cream of celery soup.
breakfast variations: scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, sausage, tomato, whatever!!
have fun with it! let me know if you try it :)