Chicken Pillows

So my new roommate and I put up this quote above our kitchen wall yesterday.

I think it’s pretty fitting – especially considering I’m an excellent cook. wink wink.

Good thing it doesn’t say “I kiss better than a photograph my meals” because nobody would kiss me ever.

(Thank you to my dear friend Joy for the vinyl and her cute vinyl store.)

 

Last night I was determined to make these chicken pillows – even though we were invited to two different dinners and ate half a pan of 7 layer dip beforehand. C’est la vie.

We were really really full though.

 

Chicken Pillows

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 block of cream cheese
  • 1 pop can of croissant dough
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Cook and season the chicken in your favorite chicken-cooking way. I just threw it in a crockpot for a couple hours with some pepper and onion.
  3. Shred cooked chicken and mix with cream cheese.
  4. Unroll croissant dough and fill with chicken cheese mixture.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.

Taste Rating: 9.9/10

I want to eat these every day. I may just make them again tomorrow. They just melt in your mouth and make you very very sad when they’re gone. This only made about 8 pillows, but we had extra filling left, so make sure you buy lots of dough if you want them to go farther.

Ease of Cooking: 9.875/10

So you can make these look prettier by actually folding the croissant dough into balls around the chicken mixture, but I didn’t even go that far. Seriously – chicken, cream cheese, croissant dough from a can. How much easier can it get?? This was the easiest thing I’ve made since I started this blog and they make everybody happy.

Thanks to uh… common sense? life? … for this recipe!

pineapple bbq chicken

need something super simple and (most likely) doable with what you’ve got in your kitchen?

look no further. even me – miss poor college graduate now intern girl – didn’t have to go to the grocery store for tonight’s dinner. yaaaaay for not spending money!!

pineapple bbq chicken

  • 1/2 bottle of bbq sauce
  • 3 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 20 oz can of pineapple tidbits (heh. isn’t that a funny word – tidbits?? I like that word.)
  1. throw it all in your crockpot
  2. cook on low for 6 hours
  3. serve over rice



taste rating: 6/10
maybe I didn’t cook it long enough, but my sauce was all runny. the chicken was delicious, but the sauce was almost too watery to have any taste. and next time I’d use white rice rather than brown, but that’s just personal pref.



ease of cooking: 9/10
super easy – I mean, it’s a crockpot recipe for crying out loud. but I did have to call my roommate and have her turn on the crockpot while I was at work because I couldn’t very well have it cooking for 9 hours when the recipe only called for 5. although with how runny the sauce was, maybe I should’ve cooked it for 9. wah wahh. oh well. it made TONS (way more than needed for my regular party of one dinner group) so now I have leftovers for tomorrow.

whatever cobbler

Seriously – you can use whatever you want for this. The recipe I found called for frozen blackberries, but I wanted peaches. I’ve also heard of people using frozen mixed berries and apples. They all sound good.

Whatever Cobbler

  • a bag/sack/handful/whatever of … whatever. Fruit of some kind, hopefully.
  • 1 dry cake mix (white or yellow)
  • 1 can of Sprite or 7-Up
  1. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray
  2. Evenly spread out the fruit on the pan
  3. Add the dry cake mix on top
  4. Pour that soda can slowly over the top (DON’T STIR!)
  5. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes
  6. Eat with ice cream and love your life

taste rating: 8/10

next time, I may not use the whole can of Sprite. parts of the cobbler tasted like lemon lime, so that was kinda weird. just make sure the whole thing is wet and you’ll be fine. seriously yummy though.

ease of cooking: 8/10
ummm… you put it in a pan. and then in the oven. what’s so hard about that? the hardest part is waiting for it to be done.