Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baja Chicken Crescent Roll Cups

I realized the other night that Christmas is almost here, which means it will soon be 2012, which means it's time to take a look at my previous New Year's Resolutions.  Mainly, that one where I said I wanted to try 2 new recipes a month. I think I'm doing ok on how many I've made, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to have one last push of a few new recipes just for safe measure.

This is a very, very loose adaptation of a meal we had the other night at Sarah's house. She actually served us Baja Chicken tacos. Because she is my ultimate Betty Crocker friend, she actually boiled her chicken, shredded it, mixed in the sauce, and served it with taco shells, tortillas, black beans, corn, avocado and cheese. I didn't plan far enough in advance to have tortillas or avocados on hand, so I had to adapt to what we had in the fridge.

Here's what you need:

{not pictured, bag of steamers corn as I didn't have any in a can}

I am not Betty Crocker, so I used canned chicken. I did add black pepper and garlic powder to it in hopes that it would give it a more homemade taste. {I know, what was I thinking?!? Like that would happen. Ha!} I then added drained and rinsed black beans and the corn to the chicken and mixed it all in together.

Next, add 2 parts Ranch for every one part BBQ sauce to the mixture. I didn't measure this out, just poured some in, mixed it all together, tasted then added a little more as all of the chicken wasn't covered.

After that is mixed, take your crescent rolls and spread in the pan to create a cup.


Fill each cup with chicken mixture.


Bake according to the crescent package directions. {I actually set my timer for 2 minutes less, put cheese on the cups and then put it back in to melt the cheese. You could probably do this from the beginning, but I didn't want it to get crispy.}

Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!


This is a super easy recipe that will definitely become a regular in our house! Even though it only made 8 crescent cups, we've got a good deal of the chicken mixture leftover to enjoy for lunches!

Thanks Sarah for inspiring our meal tonight!

{after looking over this post, I realize that all of my pictures look like poor product placement for great value products! ha!}


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