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Famous Chicken Crescent Squares Recipe

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This recipe for Famous Chicken Crescent Squares, by , is from Family Blessings Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Linda Bray
Added: Monday, September 7, 2009


1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon chopped pimientos, if desired
1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3/4 cup seasoned croutons, crushed

Heat oven to 350F. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese and 1 tablespoon softened butter; beat until smooth. Add chicken, chives, salt, pepper, milk and pimientos; mix well.
2. Separate or cut dough into 4 rectangles. If using crescent dough, firmly press perforations to seal. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto center of each rectangle. Pull 4 corners of dough to center of chicken mixture; twist firmly. Pinch edges to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush tops of sandwiches with 1 tablespoon melted butter; sprinkle with crushed croutons.
3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
One time when the kids were younger, I made a large batch of these for Bill, Jr. when he came home from college one weekend. Since the leftovers are often fought over, Bill decided to hide a very large container of them under his bed so that he would have some to take back to school with him later. Only he forgot they were under there! --Linda

These are legendary in the Bray family and a favorite of Uncle Bill's. They are requested every time anyone asks "what's for dinner?" and practically mandated for birthday celebrations and family gatherings. Don't believe anyone who says Uncle Bill used to hide leftovers under his bed so no one else could get them!!! -- Bill




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