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Savory Chicken Bites

This is a delicious little chicken appetizer made with cream cheese, a little basil and onion powder, cooked chicken, and crescent roll doughs. Take these along ot a party or make them for a family tv snack.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • dash thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1 cup minced cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) chopped pimiento, drained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crescent rolls
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, optional


Combine cream cheese, lemon juice, basil, salt, thyme; mix until well blended. Stir in chicken, celery, and pimiento; mix well.

Separate dough into eight rectangles, firmly pressing the perforations to seal. Spread cream cheese mixture over each rectangle, leaving 1/2-inch uncovered on one long edge. Roll up, starting with the long edge which has cream cheese right to the edge; seal edges. Brush rolls with egg; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cut each roll into 4 portions. Place chicken bites, seam side down, on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Makes 32

Calories per serving: 74

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