Wow--the weeks are flying by and it is again time to link up to my Sista's SAMM party.
Today's recipe is a fun one...CHICKEN POCKETS.
It could also be called LEFTOVER POCKETS--as the leftovers in my fridge usually dictate what goes into these babies.
The basic recipe is as follows:
some chicken (cooked and cut up into pieces)
1 pkg cream cheese
a handful of craisins
a handful of chopped nuts (I like pecans, almonds or walnuts)
2 tubes of biscuits
This time I had leftover breaded chicken strips--so in the bowl they go.
I also had some leftover brown rice:
My favorite part of the recipe:
Add the cream cheese and nuts and mix it all together till it looks like this:
Roll out the biscuits like this:
Place a dob of stuff on each one and either fold it on top of itself and seal the edges--or place another rolled biscuit on top and seal the edges.
Next--bake them according to the package directions on the biscuit packaging (until they start to turn golden brown).
Make a simple sauce:
1 can cream soup (again--I use cream of chicken--but for those who don't mind the fungus--you can use mushroom)
Salt and Pepper
Milk till you reach desired thickness
(SORRY--it got too hectic around dinner for me to take a picture of the finished product.)
Just imagine it plated beautifully with the sauce drizzled perfectly over the pockets and served next to some elegant looking steamed vegetables...this is--of course--not how we served it--our version was plopped onto plates next to some canned corn or something like that.
ANYHOO--These are really yummy and easy AND a great way to
disguise use up leftovers.
Some other fun Pocket variations are:
Broccoli and cheese
Pepperoni and cheese (like a pizza pocket)
Turkey and stuffing (leftover from Thanksgiving maybe?)
Pretty much any leftovers will do. Shhh don't tell.