Basically, I took Happy Home Fairy's concept and changed up most of the ingredients. I substituted crescent rolls for biscuits, chicken for pepperoni, added in spinach, a few things like that.
4 cans Pilsbury Crescent Rolls
1 can chicken (I used Hormel's White and Dark Chicken.)
2 cups shredded mozzerella cheese
1 cup fresh spinach, finely chopped
1/2 cup melted butter (I actually used 1/2 cup of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray.)
onion powder (to taste)
garlic powder (to taste)
black pepper (to taste)
Kraft Three Cheese Blend (to taste)
I started by spraying the bundt pan with Pam; over the sink, as always.
Then I opened a can of chicken and drained it really well.
I put the chicken in a bowl and stirred it well, so it wasn't clumpy. I added the two cups of shredded mozzerella and about half or so of the chopped spinach. I sprinkled in some garlic power, some onion powder, and a little bit of blackpepper. Then I mixed it well.
|Yes, I am using my fancy Country Crock Ware to mix in.|
I opened the crescent roll dough, separated each piece, and spread them out. I took about a tablespoon or so of the chicken mixture and put it on each piece of dough. Then I wrapped the dough up around the mixture and formed it into a ball.
In a separate bowl, I added the melted butter, the rest of the spinach, some garlic and onion powder, and some of the Three Cheese Blend. I mixed this well and added in the balls of dough, a few at a time. I stirred them around until they were well coated, then moved them to the bundt pan.
Then I baked it. When I took it out of the oven, I put a plate on top of the bundt pan, turned it over, and gave it a few taps. It came out easily and was beautiful.
There were some complications though. I cooked it on 350 degrees, for about 1/2 hour, as I had the Pizza Bubble. It looked done, but was still a bit doughy inside. It was pretty brown on the outside, so I was concerned about that burning while I cooked it further. I decided to go ahead and pull it apart and spread it out on a baking sheet. I lowered the oven to 300 degrees and cooked it about another 20 minutes. That seemed to do the trick. I think I should started at 300, although my oven can run a little hot, so 325 might work well for most people. I would probably plan on cooking for at least 45 minutes or so.
However, I don't know that I liked the crescent rolls particularly more than the biscuits and I think the biscuits would have cooked quicker. They did when I made it with the pepperoni.
I do think the butter (or in our case "butter") is tastier than the olive oil I used on the Pizza Bubble. I think I will definitely stick with buttery over olivey in the future.
I also plan to add significantly more spinach next time, especially in the buttery coating. The amount I used this time seemed to disappear and I was hardly aware that there was spinach there.
I am thinking it might be good to add some onion too. Maybe a little finely chopped onion to the chicken mixture. I thought about adding it this time, but was afraid it might make it too moist. I wonder how dried minced onion might work.
I ate my serving plain, but I think it might be good with any number of dipping sauces, which would be nice if serving it at a party. Anyway, it hasn't reached perfection yet, but I would give this one an A-.