Thursday, January 30, 2014

Delish Super Bowl Sunday---- Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring!

It's no secret that when your roots are from the Buffalo, NY area you love chicken wings. Even though our youngest daughter was "4" when we moved from WNY she grew up with a distinct palette for good ole' Buffalo chicken----actually anything with Frank and Teresa's on it!

I am always searching for different recipes that use Buffalo hot sauce, and end up reminding us of the flavors of Buffalo chicken wings. I came across a Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring recipe that sounded delish. It's really easy to make, creates a beautiful presentation, and received rave reviews from my family.

I thought it might make a great hors d'oeuvre for you to take to the Super Bowl party!






Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring

Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup celery, finely diced
1/2 cup onions, finely diced
1/2 cup Buffalo sauce
2 packets (6 ounce) cooked chicken, very finely diced
2 tubes crescent rolls
1/2 cup ranch dressing (for dipping), optional
1/4 cup scallions, cilantro, or fresh herbs, finely chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, celery, onions, Buffalo sauce, and chicken. (Or, if you'd rather, mix it all together in a food processor.)
  1. Open the tubes of crescent rolls and separate each roll into four rectangles. Lay the rectangles on a parchment lined or nonstick baking sheet to form a large circle.
  2. Spoon chicken mixture into the center of the crescent dough ring. Fold the top of each crescent dough rectangle over the chicken filling, pressing into place to secure the dough all the way around the filling.
  3. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Garnish with chopped scallions, cilantro, or other herbs, if desired. (**Many thanks to cheekykitchen for sharing her recipe.) 
                                               Wishing you a warm and safe Super Bowl weekend!  

        Go Broncos!

    Kathleen