Do you have leftovers you want to use up? Maybe mashed potatoes? Rice? Ham? Cooked chicken? Turkey? Hard-boiled eggs after Easter, maybe? Anything at all ... here's a collection of recipes that use leftovers. If you have recipes you'd like included in this Cookbook, let me know!
This recipe is from "The Best of Bridge", the first cookbook in a series of six written by a group of women who loved cards and food. The first book was written in 1976.I am guessing at the servings, since it didn't say in the recipe. Perhaps someone who tries the recipe could confirm the number of servings.
This will also work great with turkey; if you do not have chicken breasts, then use any leftover cooked chicken. If desired you can fill the crescents just with the filling mixture and omit the soup, just brush with butter before baking. They are wonderful just stuffed with the filling! A few members have experienced a soggy bottom, so you might want to consider just drizzling half (or even a little less) of the soup mixture on top and a little around the sides of the crescents, then save the rest of the soup mixture for another time (this will help prevent a soggy bottom). You may use the jumbo crescent rolls and stuff with more chicken mixture :)
I created this recipe using some ideas from other of chicken and rice casseroles that I found. This turned out so delicious that my family raved about it and and insisted that I add it to my tried and true recipe collection.
Credited to Lundberg Family farms, from the book "The Color Code." Personally, I would use brown rice in this recipe for the health benefits. The other flavors are strong enough that it should not matter if you are used to white rice.