Alma June’s Chicken Bundles

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My down-the-hill neighbor is Alma June. When I need to borrow a cup of sugar or a stick of butter, I ring her up and say “Alma June, this is your Needy Neighbor again…..”. She knows I’ll be trudging down to retrieve something I’m out of, most likely staying for a glass of wine and a bit of conversation so we can catch up. Often, Alma June invites us over for supper and she serves these Chicken Bundles – our whole family loves them!

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 Tbs. milk
4 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (I often use the meat from a rotisserie chicken – this is approx. 3-4 cups, depending on the bird)
2 Tbs. chopped onions (sometimes when I’m in a hurry, I sub 1/2 tsp. granulated onion)
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 cans crescent roll dough
1 cup seasoned croutons, crushed
4 Tbs. butter, melted
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In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese with milk until smooth; add chicken and onion and combine well; season to taste with salt and pepper. Unwrap both cans of crescent roll dough and divide dough into 8 squares, placing each on onto a greased baking sheet. Top each square with 1/8 of prepared chicken mixture. In a small mixing bowl, combine crushed croutons with melted butter; divide crouton mixture evenly, sprinkling over the top of chicken mixture on each square of dough. Pull opposite corners together, pinching to close to create bundles. Bake, uncovered, in preheated 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve at once.

Come Get Fed!
Chef Alli

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