Friday, October 30, 2015

Creamy Chicken & Bacon Crescent Blooms

One day I was eager to make something in our muffin tins, so I grabbed some crescent roll dough and made the filling from these yummy pastry pockets.  There are a lot of different ways to arrange the dough, but I decided to drape squares of the dough in each cup & ended up with a very easy & pretty shape that reminded me of flowers. These 'chicken blooms' have quickly become a family favorite!

Chicken & Bacon Crescent Blooms, 1

Creamy Chicken & Bacon Crescent Blooms

1 can crescent rolls
4 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, Chive & onion flavor
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup cooked crumbled bacon (or Real bacon bits), plus more for garnish

1)Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into 4 rectangles. Cut each rectangle in half to create two squares. (You may want to press the diagonal seams together a bit.)

Chicken & Bacon Crescent Blooms, 2

2) Drape one square into each cup and press into the bottom and sides.

Chicken & Bacon Crescent Blooms, 3

3) In a microwave safe bowl, warm the cream cheese in the microwave for 1 minute to soften. Stir in the chicken, mozzarella cheese, and crumbled bacon. Fill each cup with 2 Tbsp. of filling (I like to measure 1/4 cup and then divide that between 2 cups to make it even easier!) Sprinkle a few bacon crumbles on the top of the mixture.

Chicken & Bacon Crescent Blooms, 4

4) Bake 350 F for 12-15 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Makes 8 blooms.

Chicken & Bacon Crescent Blooms, 5

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