Full disclosure: My husband is one of the pickiest eaters in the world! No lies, I watched the man gag at trying cantaloupe in our second week of marriage. He won’t eat green beans, raw carrots, doesn’t like the texture of grapes, bananas, peaches, or pears. Anything with the word ‘berry’ is completely out of the question, and he has a small obsession with pumpkin. Basically, we have very different tastes. This makes cooking difficult. sometimes I am legitimately nervous that he isn’t going to like what I have made. Then again, I have been skeptical of his cooking before, so I guess it is fair.
Because we have such different tastes, I am always looking for new recipes that both of us would like. Chicken Crescents my friends! My husband gets excited when I tell him that we are having chicken crescents for dinner, and they are super easy! They also store great, and are perfect for a quick lunch or snack later. Recently I made a huge batch so Jon and I would have a quick easy lunch on my first week back to work.
The recipe is pretty simple:
2 8oz cans of chicken
1/2 cup of butter, softened
1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
2 80z cans Pillsbury crescent rolls
2 .87 oz packets of chicken gravy mix
2 14 oz cans of chicken broth (optional)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Pinch of Rosemary
Black pepper to taste.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine chicken, butter, cream cheese, and seasonings (It will be thick, so I recommend using a potato smasher or your hands to mix it.) Open the crescent rolls and put about one table spoon in each crescent. Roll crescents as directed to on packaging, from the wide end. place on greased baking sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool, serve with gravy on top. Jon and I like to have these with mashed potatoes as a side.
Gravy: Mix broth with the chicken gravy packets. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat. stir occasionally, so that it doesn’t burn and stick to the pan. Alternatively, follow the instructions on the gravy package, using water.
Happy Cooking! Hope your picky eater enjoys this recipe as much as mine!
*Disclaimer for my husband’s sake: He is not actually THAT picky all the time. He can be super selective of what he eats though!*