Recipe by Denise J
This is a variation on the popular, Weight Watchers cult-like recipe, Chicken Baseballs. I am told the basic recipe is 8 points per serving. Paired with a green salad, this makes a fantastic dinner. I tried this variation based on an old, but very high fat recipe that my family loved - This lighter recipe really tastes great, and the kids love it, too!
- 3 ounces light cream cheese, softened
- 2 teaspoons light margarine or 2 teaspoons butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 2 tablespoons nonfat milk
- 2 cups cooked chicken breasts, cut up
- 1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls
- 8 Ritz crackers, crushed
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add cream cheese, margarine, salt, pepper, milk, and poppy seeds in small bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds and stir.
- Pour mixture over cooked, finely cubed chicken and stir.
- Divide chicken mixture into 4 portions.
- Separate dough into four rectangles, careful to seal perforations. Two triangles will make up each rectangle.
- Lay each rectangle over a pinch of the cracker crumbs to keep them from sticking to your work surface, then add 1/4 of the chicken into the middle of each, pull up the corners, then seal the edges to make a "baseball" shape. Then sprinkle a small amount of cracker crumbs over the entire area of the dough, and place seam side down on parchment lined cookie sheet, or an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.