The last of the groceries. We've all been there. That time of the week when we're down to the bare bones in the fridge and pantry and because we're trying to stretch the very last of what we have to avoid a trip to the grocery store and delay the inevitable, we start improvising with what we have on hand. That was me last night. I forgot that I had scheduled my grocery pick-up for Tuesday morning instead of Monday morning, so I got to use the last things standing in the fridge. My boys NEVER enjoy when this happens and always remind me to go to the grocery store as I drop them off each morning. Bless their hearts ;)
I ended up finding a recipe that required the use of pretty much everything I had left on-hand. Score. It was a pretty tasty little meal and my kids now have a new dinner they'll actually eat. I could definitely see these doubling as a fun little appetizer on game day, too!
PARMESAN CHICKEN ROLL-UPS
1 lb. chicken tenderloins OR 2 chicken breasts sliced into thin strips
2 TBSP. butter OR olive oil
1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls
1/2 C. mayonnaise
1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese
shredded mozzarella cheese (to taste)
salt & pepper, to taste
garlic salt,or powder for sprinkling
Now, remember when I told you that my CF card is kaput so I can't use my camera?! Well...I got a new card, but now I can't find my charger, hahahaha!!! SO, iphone pics it is.
First up, start by seasoning your chicken with a little salt and pepper. Add the butter or olive oil to the pan and heat on medium high. I used butter because I was all out of olive oil.
Now add the chicken and cook until heated through and no longer pink.
Mix together the parmesan cheese and mayonnaise and coat evenly over the chicken. I just kept my chicken in the pan, turned off the heat, added the mayo/parm mixture, and stirred until well coated.
Nice and gooey. Tasty, too. Honestly, we could've eaten it just like this with a side of veggies or something, but I needed to use those crescent rolls before they expired. We don't use those very often unless we're making sopapilla cheesecake. I bought a can of them not too long ago to use in a dessert recipe for a get-together, but the gathering was cancelled and so sat the crescents. I don't like anything to go to waste, so I'm glad I was able to find this recipe and put them to good use!!!
Now go ahead and roll up your chicken inside of the crescent dough Place your chicken on the long side of the crescent and roll. Sweet and simple. Place in a baking dish, brush with a teensy bit of melted butter and sprinkle with a little extra parmesan and garlic powder if you so desire.
I sprinkled a little dash of oregano on top as well.
Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes or until golden.
I had a jar of marinara sauce I needed to use as well, so we heated that up and dipped the roll-ups as we ate. The boys aren't really big dippers at all (except for Grant. He will eat ketchup with EVERYTHING). So they went ahead and tried it sauceless at first. Then they decided to dip and ohmiword....they loved it!!!!
Winner, winner parmesan chicken dinner :)
We served these little roll-ups with steamed broccoli and that made for a pretty quick and easy meal. Needless to say, the boys will be thrilled when they get home this afternoon to discover I went to the grocery store. They're definitely kids who love their staple dinners, but they were more than happy to try this little number for a change!