One of the resolutions I made for this year was to try out at least 10 new recipes. Sounds easy enough...but I really don't enjoy cooking, so this is going to be a task for me. I like baking...but cooking is just....eh.
I've decided it's time to learn some new recipes....expand my menu, if you will.
So, I'm looking for GOOD, EASY recipes if any of you have any good ones to share. But let's get one thing straight: I want recipes with real ingredients, not ingredients that I've never heard of or have to travel to Italy to obtain. Something that even kids will like, and no...I repeat absolutely no....seafood/fish of any kind. Something easy, something delicious, preferably something that won't take hours.
Tonight, we tried Chicken Packets. Very simple to make, and I am happy to say that these were a total hit! Everyone loved it, and the boys even had seconds. Yay!
I served these with some Uncle Ben's Southwestern rice, but a side salad would have been a great choice to go with these. It made 8 packets, so we have plenty for leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Score.
But wait...it gets even better. The mixture for these can be made ahead of time and frozen for when you are ready to use it. Or, you could make these for a meal but double the recipe for the filling, and then freeze the filling for whenever you want to make them again. ;)
Here is the recipe if you'd like to try it out for yourself:
Chicken Packets -
Ingredients for Cooking Day:
* 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
* 1 -3 oz. packet cream cheese
* 1 Tbsp. chopped chives
* 2 Tbsp. milk
* salt to taste
Ingredients for Serving Day:
* 1/2 c. crushed seasoned croutons (I have substituted bread crumbs)
* 2 -8oz. package refrigerated crescent rolls.
* 1/4 cup melted margarine.
Directions for Cooking Day: Mix chicken, cream cheese, chives, milk and salt. Freeze in freezer bag.
Directions for Serving Day: Thaw chicken mixture. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unroll rolls. Make rectangles instead of triangles by sealing the perforations. Place 1/4 c. filling on top of each piece of roll. Fold over and seal. Dip packet in melted butter and roll in crushed croutons. Bake 20 minutes until golden brown.
Easy peasy and will definitely be making these again! :)
If you have any EASY recipes you'd like to share, please leave a comment below!