Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dinner Idea

So here is what we are having for dinner tonight. Now I honestly don't know a single person out there who does not love chicken turnovers. I guess of course it depends on what you put in it. So here is my recipe, it is kid friendly and I do not ever have any left overs.

1 package of chicken, either chicken brests or I prefer boneless skinless thighs.
1 Onion chopped
1 package of cream cheese
chicken stock
Crescent Rolls

First you chop up the onion and saute it in butter/olive oil in the pan. You don't want them brown, just soft and yummy. The butter is important, there isn't a lot of seasoning in this dish, so the butter does help. You can use less butter if you use a combination of butter and olive oil. Meanwhile chop up the chicken into bite size pieces (this is the hardest part). After the onions are soft and yummy add the chicken and cook. Make sure to salt and pepper the chicken and onions or there won't be much flavor. After the chicken is cooked through add cream cheese. Now you can use anywhere from 1/2 package to the entire thing. It depends on how thick you want it and how you like the flavor of cream cheese. We use the entire package and the low fat version works great. AFter this is all mixed in add a few tablespoons of chicken stock to thin it out. Remember after it cools it will thicken so however thin/thick it is in the pan it will thicken up a lot when cooling. You need to taste at this point and add salt and pepper, especially if you use low sodium chicken stock.

Now is the fun part, and kids rock at helping here. Take the crescent rolls adn roll them out into triangles and fill with a tablespoon of the mixture, fold over like a crescent roll and put on sheet pan. you can really put them close together and fill up teh pan because they don't really spread when cooking. Then cook at 375 for 12 minutes. You now have a great snack or a dinner. We will dip these in a little sour cream BUT I like them just plain.

Now to spice this up feel free to sautee some celery in with the onions or other vegetables. i like to add mushrooms also. You can expand this to make millions if you would like, even though I have not tried that many.

Let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

I make something similar with cilantro and salsa. Ole!

Anonymous said...

I have never had a chicken turnover... Never even heard of one.... Might have to try it. :)