Anyone that knows me knows that I love to cook and bake. I prefer to cook from scratch, even figuring out how to recreate my husbands favorite Hamburger Helper varieties.
This past weekend, I went on a baking spree. Apple coffee cake, banana bread, pumpkin bread, and chocolate chip cookies. Yum!
I took a large tray of deserts to our picnic on Sunday, and they were a hit. Still, the most popular treat I made was a buffalo chicken appetizer.
As much as I love to cook from scratch, the one thing I love too much to mess with is crescent rolls. So, when I came across this recipe for a Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring on Pinterest, I just couldn’t resist.
Even better, it was super-simple (which was exactly what I needed after all that baking). I did adapt the recipe a bit to avoid using the ranch dressing mix (which usually has MSG). I didn’t make a ring, either, instead making it fit in a 9×13 baking dish for easier travel. Here is my adapted recipe:
Buffalo Chicken Roll
- 2-3 Chicken Breasts (cooked)
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1/2 cup Chopped celery
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup Buffalo wing sauce
- 1 tablespoon Parsley (dried)
- 1 teaspoon Dill (dried)
- 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 2 tablespoons Buttermilk
- 2 tubes Crescent rolls
- Slice the chicken breasts into 3/4 inch slices
- Mix chicken, cream cheese, celery, wing sauce, spices, and buttermilk in a stand mixer. (The chicken will shred in the mixer. If you don’t have a stand mixer, hand-shred the chicken and mix by hand.)
- Put the crescent rolls in a 9×13 baking dish, pressing the seams together to make one large piece of dough with the dough draping over the sides of the pan. (To make a ring, see the photos in the original recipe)
- Place the chicken mixture in the center of the dough.
- Wrap the excess dough around the chicken mixture and pinch to seal.
- Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes.
- Serve warm. If desired, it can be dipped in blue cheese or ranch dressing.
I have to tell you, it was amazing. It didn’t even need the dressing that I had made. (I wish I had pictures, but I didn’t originally plan to do a post on it until I had a couple of requests for the recipe.) Definitely a keeper (and perfect for a football tailgate!)