Ring Around the Chicken Salad

**Courtesy of Mrs. Anna Johnson

~1 rotisserie chicken (we've gotten the original kind from Walmart and the BBQ kind from Publix)
~2-3 tbsp of mayo (we also like to use 4 tbsp. of plain Greek yogurt* - more details at bottom)
~a squirt of spicy brown mustard
~1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
~1/4 c. Craisins
~1/4 c. crushed pecans or walnuts
~salt and pepper to taste
~1/2 tsp. garlic powder
~2 cans of crescent rolls (we get the Great Value original kind, not the buttered kind)

1.  Preheat your oven to whatever the crescent roll can says.
2.  While that's preheating, peel the top skin off of the chicken and shred ALL the white meat up.
3.  Stir in the mayo/Greek yogurt.
4.  Then I just squirt a little squiggly line of mustard over it and mix it up again.
5.  Then add the cheese, craisins, and nuts.
6.  Then mix in the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 

After you've mixed all the ingredients, spray a cookie sheet with Pam.  If you use a cooking stone you don't have to spray it. Take one can of crescent rolls and lay them out in a circle with the wide ends on the inside and the pointy end pointing out. It will look like a sunshine. 

Then take the other can, and lay those pointing inside, with the wide ends touching the meeting points of the other wide ends.  (Have I confused you yet?  Clicking the picture should show you a larger picture.) I just go in order and keep laying them on top of each other. 

Then spread your chicken salad around the ring where the wide ends are touching. 

Then you're just going to criss cross the crescent rolls over the chicken salad, alternating inside/outside/inside/outside, etc.  

You may have to tuck the dough to the side so it doesn't stick out, like this:

After you've gone all the way around, your ring should look something like this.

Then just bake it however long the crescent roll pack says, usually around 11 minutes.  Enjoy!

*JP and I have started using plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo and sour cream.  
In this recipe, 2-3 tbsp. of lite mayo would contain around 135 calories.  However the 4 tbsp. of Greek yogurt only contain 32 calories.  Food for thought :)


Thoughts from a Wandering Mind... said...

I love rings! We have a few Pampered Chef cookbooks and have quite a few rings...chicken and broccoli, taco, sloppy joe, breakfast. Rings are so versetile!

JP said...

I just had the left overs for lunch...DELICIOUS!

JP said...

Just a follow up to the mayo vs. Greek yogurt debate: Greek yogurt also has 0 grams of fat and 23 grams of protein per serving.

"Merry's Moments" said...

Looks great Team Policastro! I will have to try this out with my gang. Have a Blessed one and take care. - Merry