Sesame Chicken Bites
If you have a hard time using up leftovers, buy only as much cooked chicken as you need for this Sesame Chicken Bites at the deli. Eight ounces of chicken will yield 1 cup. Mince it or chop it in a food processor.
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp onion salt
1 cup minced cooked chicken
1/3 cup minced celery
1 (2-ounce) jar chopped pimiento, drained
2 (8-count) cans crescent roll dough
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a baking sheet. Combine cream cheese, lemon juice, Italian seasoning and onion salt in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in chicken, celery and pimiento.
Separate dough into 8 rectangles. Press perforations to seal. Spread chicken mixture over dough rectangles, leaving 1/2-inch border.
Roll each rectangle from long side to enclose filling. Press edges to seal. Brush roll with egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Slice each roll into 5 pieces. Place seam side down on prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes.
Sesame Chicken Bites tip: Dried herbs are best if used within 3 months of purchase. To keep track, mark the purchase date on a small piece of masking tape and attach it to the bottom of the jar or can.