Monday, March 23, 2009

Tropical Chicken Salad

I just had this at a Bridal Shower I went to over the weekend! It was delicious! I got the recipe and I had to share it!

3 C. Diced Cooked Chicken
1 C. Chopped Celery
1/2 C. Chopped green and red bell peppers
1 15oz can of pineapple chunks
1 11oz can of mandarin oranges
2 Tablespoon grated onion
1 C. mayonaise
1/4 C. orange juice concentrate
1/2 C. Sliced Almonds
1-2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
1 (5oz) chow mein noodles

Drain the pineapple and oranges. In a large bowl combine cooked chicken, pineapple, celery, oranges,peppers, onion, and almonds. Blend mayonaise, orange juice, and mustard; toss gently with chicken mixture. Cover and chill overnight. Just before serving, mix in chow mein noodles and serve on top of lettuce leaf. (I left the chow mein noodles off to the side in a bowl so they could be put on top if people wanted them or left off. This also allowed them to stay crunchy instead of becoming soggy.

Serves 8

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chicken Rolls

Ok I am sure that you have seen this recipe or even made this one before but I changed it completely because I have a husband who doesn't like sour cream- darn it!

So here is my variation:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

2 cans of crescent rolls (doesn't matter which brand you use- so I always go with what is on sale)

2 chicken breasts (boil these until fully cooked and then shred them up)
2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1 8 oz package of Cream Cheese- softened
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

After the chicken breasts are cooked and shredded- combine the cans of cream of chicken soup and cream cheese in a bowl- mix together

Roll out the crescent rolls and then get out your rolling pin and roll them even larger- this way you can get more of the filling in them. Drop the filling by scoopful in the middle of the crescent roll dough and then roll it up in a ball and place on a greased cookie sheet- just spray the cookie sheet with pam or something- it is just enough to keep the chicken roll from sticking to the pan after cooking.

Put the cookie sheet in the preheated oven (350 degrees) and bake for 25 minutes.

Serve with rice or mashed potatoes and top with your choice of gravy- we like to just take a can of cream of chicken soup and half a can of water and heat that on the stove until mixed together and then pour it all over the rolls and the rice or potatoes.

I have a family of four and really we can get by with 8 (one roll of crescent rolls) so I froze the other 8 for another dinner.