chicken pinwheels w/creamy lemon sauce

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Annette W.
from Lincoln, NE

To quote my kids "Oh my God mom these are heaven on a plate" and "these are my new favorite meal" and "what's that word for something that tastes hommie, oh yeah, homestyle." Needless to say, these are a new favorite in our family. Hubby, my two sons, and daughter-in-law gave them their seal of approval and rave reviews on Sunday night. I came up with this recipe and just had to give it a try. I'm so glad I did. We all loved them. One son had them without the sauce and loved them as much as those of us who ate them with the sauce. They are wonderful either way.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

When you're looking to step up your appetizer game, try these chicken pinwheels. They're so good and easy to make. The moist and tangy chicken and creamy cheese mixture are rolled into a soft and buttery crescent dough. Drizzling a creamy lemon sauce over the pinwheels adds an extra punch of citrus flavor. Serve for fancier football fare, New Year's Eve appetizer, or when you want a lighter snack-like dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves makes 20-24
prep time 1 Hr 50 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken pinwheels w/creamy lemon sauce

  • PINWHEELS
  • 4 lg
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 2 can
    cresent sheets (not rolls)
  • 2 pkg
    Philadelphia cream cheese (8 oz each)
  • 4 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c
    chives, dried
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    Paula Deen's house seasoning (to season chicken)
  • LEMON CHICKEN CREAM SAUCE
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1/2 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp
    chives, dried
  • 1
    lemon (juice from one)
  • Paula Deen's house seasoning
  • black pepper
  • IF YOU DON'T HAVE PAULA DEEN HOUSE SEASONING, USE SALT, BLACK PEPPER AND GARLIC POWDER TO SUBSTITUTE IT.

How To Make chicken pinwheels w/creamy lemon sauce

  • Baking seasoned chicken breasts.
    1
    Preheat your oven to 350°. Wash and dry your chicken breasts then season with Paula Deen seasoning or salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Lay in a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until done. Save nautural chicken broth that is produced during this process.
  • Softened cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and chives mixed together.
    2
    While chicken is cooling, mix softened cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and chives.
  • Shredded chicken added to the cheese mixture.
    3
    Once chicken is cool enough to handle, shred and add to cream cheese mixture. Fold or stir until well combined.
  • Roll of crescent dough on floured surface.
    4
    Take crescent sheet out of the refrigerator and put down some flour on a board. Roll out sheet to form a slightly larger rectangle. Flour your rolling pin and be careful not to tear the crescent sheets. Only roll out one at a time. Keep the other one in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Chicken mixture added to center of dough and rolled.
    5
    Take half the chicken mixture and spread it on top of the crescent sheet carefully not to rip it. Roll into a log shape starting at the wide end.
  • Log cut into slices.
    6
    Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 12 pinwheels. 10 If you'd like them slightly thicker.
  • Slices on a greased baking sheet.
    7
    Lay cut pinwheels on a greased cookie sheet on their sides.
  • Baking the chicken pinwheels.
    8
    Bake at 375 F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Soup, cream, pan juices, milk, lemon juice, cheese, seasoning, and chives, in a saucepan.
    9
    While pinwheels are baking stir soup, cream, pan juices from baking the chicken, milk, juice from the whole lemon, a handful of cheese, Paula Deen seasoning, chives, and some extra black pepper into a saucepan. Bring to a slow boil watching carefully not to scorch the bottom or burn. Stir pretty consistently.
  • Simmering the sauce until thickened.
    10
    Once heated through, turn the burner down to low and continue to heat until pinwheels are done and have set for 5 minutes.
  • Lemon sauce drizzled over chicken pinwheels.
    11
    Drizzle sauce over pinwheels and get ready for a flavor explosion. Enjoy!
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