Today I have a very yummy installment of “Recipes Found.” I found this recipe a few weeks ago from Amy, at This Heart of Mine. Amy is actually from my hometown, so I inherently trust her judgement. I’ve been following her lovely blog for a while now, and I am embarrassed to admit that this is the first recipe of hers that I’ve tried! The good news is that it was definitely a success (and confirms that I should definitely trust her judgement!)
Trust me, and trust Amy . . . you’ll like this!
From Amy at This Heart of Mine
- 12 crescent rolls – either two tubes of eight rolls with four leftovers or three little tubes of four rolls each
- 1/2 cup crushed chips
- pinch of kosher salt
- 1 recipe of chicken mix from Our Best Bites Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos (listed below)
- 3 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup green salsa
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp granulated garlic, or garlic powder
- 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
- 2 Tbsp sliced green onions
- 2 cup shredded cooked chicken
- 1 cup grated pepperjack cheese
In a large bowl, warm up the cream cheese in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to get it soft and stir-able.
Add in the green salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, onion powder and garlic and stir well to combine.
Then add in the cilantro and green onion. Finally, mix in the chicken and cheese. Combine well.
On a baking stone (or greased/parchment covered cookie sheet), sprinkle the crushed chips. Open up the crescent tubes and unroll the rolls and get ready to do some arranging. After pressing each unrolled crescent roll into the crushed chips, arrange the rolls with the wide end in the center, the narrow pointed end out. The center circle diameter should be about 5 inches. (Check out Amy’s diagrams on her site if you have any questions on how to do this!!)
Top with a sprinkle of kosher salt.
Bake at 375° for 15- 20 minutes, until lightly browned.
With Amy’s direction, this was a fantastic and relatively easy Sunday night meal! Here is my work in process (We ate the results too quickly).
Also, you simply must take her advice on shredding chicken in your stand mixer. You now have two highly credible sources telling you that it is a great way to shred chicken!! Her amazing advice saved me from slaving away with two forks trying to pry the thing apart.
Have a great weekend and happy cooking!