This EASY recipe is so versatile and can be made in so many different ways. I first started making these little BEAUTIES with the crescent roll dough from a can. I've moved on to pre-made PIE CRUST, which I think tastes much better!
Chicken Roll-Ups (or Bundles, or Pockets!)
2 cups cooked and shredded or diced chicken (rotisserie chicken works great!)
1/2 package (4 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2-3/4 cup chopped nuts
1/2 green, red, or yellow bell pepper, chopped or diced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Montreal Chicken seasoning (optional)
1 pre-made refrigerator pie crust
Mix together the chicken, cream cheese, nuts, and bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper, and/or chicken seasoning, if desired.
Roll out the pie crust just so it's a little bit thinner than what's in the package. Cut out long rectangles to make roll ups or pockets, or circles to make bundles. Place a tablespoon or two of the chicken mixture on one end of the rectangle and roll up, or place in the middle of the rectangle and fold dough over top to make a pocket. (Then press with a fork around the edges to make it pretty!). Or place filling in the middle of a circle of dough and pull dough up around filling to make a bundle (my husband's favorite version).
Bake at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is nicely browned and you can hear your little creations starting to sizzle. Serve with a nice green salad! Makes around 6 servings, or more depending on how thin you roll out the dough.
TIP: Change things up a bit and just use the chicken and cream cheese as a base. Throw in some celery and craisins instead of the bell peppers, or stir in some salsa and black beans. The possibilities are endless, and everything seems to taste good mixed with cream cheese and wrapped up in pie crust! :)