This recipe is one that was given to me by my mother-in-law.
These are one of Husband Man's favorite things to eat and I remember the very first time I ever saw my mother-in-law make them. It was during our dating years and Husband Man and I took a trip down to Mississippi so I could meet his side of the family. I was so very nervous too. A million things were going through my head as we took the trip down there...."will they like me?" "what are they like?" "I hope I don't say anything to mess things up.".....boy I was a nervous wreck...lol.
The evening we arrived, I found my mother-in-law in the kitchen. Being the very seasoned cook that she is, she took me over to the stove and said to me, "This is one of my son's favorite meals to eat and I'm going to show you how to make them."
If she were to do that to me now (which she still does....mind you), I would normally think, "Yay! I'm going to learn how to cook another dish from her!" Back then, however, I was intimidated as heck.
I was new to his family, but I was also new to cooking...lol....and making recipes that utilized more then 4 ingredients was not my cup of tea back then. As she stood there, spatula in one hand and her spices in the other, all I kept thinking to ask her was, "can you write this recipe down because I'm probably not going to remember it on our trip back up home?"
It took me a few years after that day to make these for my hubby. The proximity between our two families made it difficult to establish a close bond (they were in Mississippi and we were in North Carolina). Mustering up the courage to call my steady boyfriend's parents was a difficult task. Phone calls between us were few and far between during those times. I took the plunge one lazy afternoon though and called them for the recipe. It has been in our collection since then ;)
Now, I make these for Husband Man every year for his birthday. It's the cream cheese, green onions, and seasonings that make the recipe. The chicken is just an added bonus! These are great to serve as an appetizer or a side dish. Or make them as a little mini-meal if you aren't that hungry. These are great paired with a bowl of salad. These rolls will remain in our family collection for years to come!
Chicken Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
2 or 3 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
2 or 3 green onions, chopped (optional)
1 package of cream cheese
1 tube of crescent rolls
Season All, Garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix the shredded chicken, green onions, cream cheese in a bowl.
3. Add all the seasonings to taste and to your liking.
4. Unroll each crescent roll and shape into circles.
5. Place the chicken mixture in the middle of each piece of dough and roll like you would an enchilada or tortilla...making sure to pinch the ends together so the filling won't seep out.
6. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet (I used a cookie sheet lined with tin foil) for 12 minutes or until rolls are evenly brown.
Recipe Source: My Mother-In-Law (MawMaw Smith)