Chicken Roll-Ups

Chicken roll-ups is one of our go-to family meals.  The kids love to help me make them because they all get to pitch in when it comes time to roll up the little dough pockets.  They are also quick – less than 15 minutes from start to finish.  They travel really well too, so if we’ve got a game or an event to be at, we can bake them up and then eat them in the car or wherever we’re headed, no utensils required.  Oh, and they are also really, really yummy.

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Here’s what you need:

2 cans Canned white meat chicken (12.5 oz.)

2 tubes of crescent rolls (the homemade version works too if you aren’t in a rush)

1 package of cream cheese (8 oz.), softened

Here’s What You Do:

Combine the cans of chicken (drain if necessary) and the cream cheese.  You can use boiled, shredded chicken as well if you’d rather.  Just put the chicken and cream cheese in a bowl and stir with a fork until they are all combined.  You can use an electric mixer, but it only takes about a minute by hand anyway.

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Lay all of the crescent rolls out on the counter, spread into their triangles, and then put a scoop of the cream cheese chicken mixture on to each triangle.  This is the part where the kids get excited to help.  I set the baking sheet out on the counter and they all start rolling up our little pockets of goodness.

Chicken-Roll-ups-(4)  The scoop of mixture sits in the fat end of the triangle.  The kids roll them up starting with that end, then just fold the corners over and set the little roll-ups on the baking sheet.  We bake them for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until they are golden brown, and then they’re ready!

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Super tasty!  We’ve made lots of versions that are all really good.  Here are some we’ve enjoyed:

  • add little cooked broccoli bits into the mixture
  • Include cheeses – monterey jack, parmesan, swiss, and pepper jack are our favorites
  • add little cubes of ham and shredded swiss cheese for a cordon bleu flavored version
  • include fresh herbs – basil and Italian flat leaf parsley are the best
  • sprinkle the tops with parmesan cheese before baking for a bit of crispy saltiness on the top

Hope you try these.  Not a month goes by at our house that Chicken Roll-ups don’t make it on to the menu plan.

Printable Version of Chicken Roll-Ups Recipe

Here’s a printable version for you:

Chicken Roll-Ups

Chicken Roll-Ups

Ingredients

2 cans Canned white meat chicken (12.5 oz.)

2 tubes of crescent rolls (the homemade version works too if you aren't in a rush)

1 package of cream cheese (8 oz.), softened

Instructions

  1. Combine the cans of chicken (drain if necessary) and the cream cheese. You can use boiled, shredded chicken as well if you'd rather. Just put the chicken and cream cheese in a bowl and stir with a fork until they are all combined. You can use an electric mixer, but it only takes about a minute by hand anyway.
  2. Lay all of the crescent rolls out on the counter, spread into their triangles, and then put a scoop of the cream cheese chicken mixture on to each triangle. This is the part where the kids get excited to help. I set the baking sheet out on the counter and they all start rolling up our little pockets of goodness.
  3. The scoop of filling sits in the fat end of the triangle. Roll them up starting with that end, then just fold the corners over and set the little roll-ups on the baking sheet. Bake them for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until they are golden brown.
  4. Some yummy varieties:
  5. Add little cooked broccoli bits into the chicken and cream cheese mixture
  6. Include cheeses - monterey jack, parmesan, swiss, and pepper jack are our favorites
  7. Add little cubes of ham and shredded swiss cheese for a cordon bleu flavored version
  8. Include fresh herbs - basil and Italian flat leaf parsley are the best
  9. Sprinkle the tops with parmesan cheese before baking for a bit of crispy saltiness on the top
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