Chicken Wellington Wreath

Sunday, July 26, 2009

It's been forever since I've posted, I know! As a teacher I am always going back to school and working on my certification; I had an enormously important test on Saturday that I spent the week studying for. I won't get my results for four weeks but I am pretty sure I passed it, woohoo! So I am back to cooking, at least for now... school starts soon and I don't even want to talk about the havoc the first couple weeks of school will wreck on our dinners.. McDonalds.. Taco Bell.. whatever is in the fridge that isn't growing mold. Let's not go there quite yet! This wreath looks impressive but is actually very simple. You can fill it with whatever you want, I just thought Chicken Wellington sounded yummy!

Ingredients
2 (8 oz.) packages of Crescent Rolls
2 cups torn chunks of cooked chicken
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup diced onions
4 ounces chopped mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, pressed
Salt and Pepper
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 egg beaten

Directions
First make the filling by melting the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions, mushrooms, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Saute until onions are translucent and the mushroom liquid has evaporated. Turn off the heat and stir in the cream cheese, chicken, and Dijon mustard. Now for the wreath! Open one can of the crescent rolls. With wide end of triangles toward the center, arrange 8 triangles in a circle. Corners of the wide ends will touch, it should look like a sun. Now open the other roll and match wide end of the remaining 8 triangles to the wide end of each outer triangle. Press seams together with fingers. Points of inside the circle should overlap in the center. Grab the filling and scoop the mixture onto dough over seams of crescent rolls forming a ring. Fold over crescent dough alternating outside and inside points, tucking ends under. Now you've got a nice ring or wreath shape. Brush it with beaten egg. This helps give it that glossy golden color and extra crispness to the crust. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. See how beautiful that egg made the crust. Now it's time to dig in!

17 comments:

Faiza Ali said...

oh wow ! it looks sooo good and yummy. Would love to make this one day.

Coleen's Recipes said...

WOW-O-WOW, you aren't kidding, this looks VERY cool. I'm making this one soon.

Katy ~ said...

Carrie, this is gorgeous! A+ I am definitely making this. Thanks for the great pictures. I'm a visual learner so the pix were perfect!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks wonderful, I had something akin to this at a Pampered chef party, but this looks WAY WAY better! Has a comfort factor as well.

Marianna said...

Wow! What a great picture! That looks so yummy. I have to try this!

Barbara Bakes said...

It definitely does look impressive. I would have never guessed how you did it!

Judith Mendoza said...

Hey, this looks great! I'm going to impress my boyfriend this weekend cooking it... I'm Argentinean, living in Sydney Australia. I was wondering what kind of dough I can get here, would puff pastry do?

Thanks for the lovely recipes, I stumbled into your blog while posting for mine!

Carrie said...

Judith, do they sell tubes of crescent rolls or biscuits in Australia?

Amber said...

Here I am catching up on all the posts..I was out of town last week and had some food blog withdrawl! This looks soooo good! I've never seen anything like it before! And your pictures and directions make me think I could this! What a beautiful/impressive dish!

mona said...

Looks very creative and delicious!

Dee said...

Love this too!!!!!!

Please do not stop showing pics to your beautiful dishes.

Some of us are visual people and need the pics for clarification and understanding.

Keep creating!

Lisa M Smith said...

Can you give any tips on how to stack the crescents? I have tried to make this a couple times and mine end up all gooping together and I usually end up mildly stretching the outside ones to cover and then pinching it all to keep the filling in.

Carrie said...

Hi Lisa! I've had trouble with my crescent rolls sticking together too! I used this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnbtIpfV4cQ as a reference. It might help you! In the end though I pinch together the dough too. I'm sorry I'm not much help!
Carrie

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Patricia said...

Oh my Carrie everything looks delicious. I am pinning some of your wonderful recipes. I can tell from the ingredients before I put them together that they are going to be a great combination. YUM!!! Pat