I know that it's kinda sick to call these chicken pockets Hamsters, but I just can't help myself! I heard them called that once and it just stuck! I got these lovely hamsters and this recipe for them from J. in my freezer meal swap. This meal is a family favorite.
Hamsters (aka Chicken Pockets)
-It's a freezer meal too!
2 cups cooked and diced chicken
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans (or walnuts)
2 tablespoons finely sliced green onions
salt and pepper
2 tubes refrigerated crescent roll dough
1/4 cup butter, melted
Italian bread crumbs
Mix together chicken, cream cheese, melted butter, pecans, green onions, and salt and pepper to taste. Place a scoop (about 2 teaspoons) of this mixture onto a separated triangle of crescent roll dough. Wrap dough around the filling and seal the seams. Dip each roll in melted butter and then in coat in bread crumbs. Cook at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until browned. Serve with chicken gravy or cream of chicken soup as a sauce over the hamsters.
Place cooked chicken pockets onto a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray and freeze. Once frozen transfer to a ziplock bag and label with cooking instructions; freeze.
Thaw chicken pockets completely in fridge. Place on cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees until heated through. Serve with chicken gravy or cream of chicken soup as a sauce over the chicken pockets.