easy chicken squares

This recipe is for my friend Lori, and anyone else who feels like my recipes are too complicated and use too many ingredients. 🙂 In general, I love making things from scratch, and pushing my limits. I feel like I’ve grown so much as a cook since I got married and started making meals for my little family, and it’s fun to try new things. That being said, life is so busy! There are nights when I barely have the energy to turn on the microwave, much less to cook a healthy, delicious meal from scratch. I think family dinner is very important, and we eat dinner together almost every night. Sometimes it matters a lot less what we’re actually eating, and a lot more that we’re spending time together and enjoying each other. This is one of those recipes that’s perfect for those busy nights! And paired with a green salad or some steamed veggies it’s a balanced meal.

Recipes really don’t get much simpler than this… only a few ingredients, a few minutes of prep time, and a short bake time, and you’re ready to go! Both of my little ones loved these and gobbled them right up. It’s certainly not the most glamorous meal in the world, but if you’re looking for some quick and easy comfort food for a family dinner, these are perfect!

Easy Chicken Squares
adapted from Yummy Healthy Easy

2 packages refrigerated crescent roll dough
1 can cooked chicken, drained most of the way
4 ounces cream cheese (I used neufchâtel)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375. Mix together chicken, cream cheese, garlic, and salt and pepper using a fork, and set aside. Open the crescent roll dough. Using your fingers, push two triangles of dough together to form a rectangle.  Scoop 1/8 of the chicken mixture into the middle of the dough triangle, and bring the corners of the rectangle together to form an envelope, pinching together with your fingers to seal. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough/filling mixture. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

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