‘Tis the season for parties! And parties, to me, mean FOOD! :-) Especially yummy appetizers and “finger foods”…my fav!
If you are throwing a party or attending one that you’ve been asked to bring something to…this recipe from TidyMom.net would fit the bill nicely.
….”fancy” enough for a holiday party…but not SO fancy that no one will eat it. I can almost guarantee these will be gone before they’ve even had a chance to cool off after being taken out of the oven!
Cheryl at TidyMom.net describes these little culinary gems as “a rich creamy garlic chicken mixture inside a croissant and baked to form yummy puffs. A big crowd-pleaser and great for gatherings!”
Here’s how to make them:
yields 32 puffs (I personally would at least DOUBLE this)
4 ounces cream cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken
2 cans refrigerator crescent rolls
Mix cream cheese, garlic and chicken until well blended.
Unroll crescent rolls and cut each triangle into 2 triangles (when you unroll the crescent rolls, 2 triangles are attached making a big square, I just cut from there following the perforation for one cut and made another cut from the other corners = giving you 4 little triangles)
Place 1 tsp of chicken mixture on the center of each triangle and fold the corners in over the creamy mixture.
Place on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 12-14 mins. (Ovens vary…keep an eye on them!)
Cheryl at TidyMom.net said for the “shredded chicken”, she put tenderloins on a cookie sheet and baked them for 25 mins.
MY favorite way to prepare “shredded chicken” is in the crockpot. Just throw frozen chicken breasts in with some salt and pepper (and whatever your favorite seasonings are) and a few hours later you are good to go.
And here’s a great trick from simplyhealthyfam.blogspot.com to getting perfectly shredded chicken in just seconds. Throw the cooked chicken into your Kitchen Aid stand mixer with the cookie paddle attachment. Turn it onto speed 4-6 and in just 20 seconds you’ll have perfect, restaurant style shredded chicken. Tip: Make sure the chicken is warm/hot before you shred it.
let the parties begin!
And that’s today’s….