Friday, July 22, 2011

EnChiLadA ChIcKeN RoLL


We call this family favorite....
Enchilada Chicken Roll
I stole got the IDEA for this
recipe from Pampered Chef but I  changed it a little a lot to fit our VERY picky tastes
AND to make it a lot EASIER!!!
set your oven to the temp shown on the croissant can

first~ gather ALL of your ingredients
2 cans of all white chicken DRAINED WELL
1 can of Rotel DRAINED WELL (we get mild so Drew can eat it but the HOT is good too)
1-2 cups of shredded cheese (whatever you like and we like ours real cheesy so we use 2 cups)
2-5 crushed handfuls of some type of chips (we use Tostitos or Doritos (cool ranch is BEST))
2 cans of croissant rolls (we get reduced fat to make it a little healthier)
AND the Pampered Chef baking stone Or a large cookie sheet
1 large mixing bowl
you can also add
jalapenos, red or green peppers, onions,
and/or cooked ground beef of you don't want chicken

Put all the ingredients EXCEPT the chips into your mixing bowl and mix well!!!
Make sure you and your helper have washed your hands!!!
Remember you should have drained the Rotel and chicken...
if you forgot...
 try to drain out some of the liquid now
 and you will have to use more chips in the next step.

I used these chips (found at Costco) because I like the ranch flavor!!!
BUT Cool Ranch Doritos work great too.
Get about 2 huge handfuls and crunch the chips over your mixing bowl.
If your mixture is runny you might need more.

Should look like this...don't crunch too much you need big pieces to soak up most of the liquid while it's baking...

Stir it again...
Make sure everything is mixed well!!! and put aside

open one can of croissants and lay them out on your baking stone like this
i try to find the straight edge and make sure they all face the same way

now open the other can and lay them out the same way except you are laying them in the spaces between your previously laid dough look at pic carefully

once you have them laid out start smooshing the middle part so that they stick and blend together

this is what it looks like after a big sun

get a giant spoonful of the mixture in your hand and smash form a cylinder shape see pic

lay it on the ring where you smooshed it together....keep doing this until you have made a ring of mixture see pic

you will use the WHOLE mixture don't be shy the mixture ring is actually pretty high...
after I make a ring I take the extra left over mixture and fill in where there are gaps or it is uneven...USE IT ALL!!!

once you have used ALL of your mixture...start folding over your triangles... i take the top layer first... pull it up and over and smoosh it into the inner middle part trying to make it stick to the inner middle part of the dough ring

keep doing this...when you finish with the top layer go to the bottom layer and when you are done it should look like the above sure to smoosh the middle part in so it won't break apart when it bakes... now it is time to stick it in the oven....

I double the cooking time on the croissant can and I look at the dough too....if the dough is not browned I leave it in 5 more minutes... the very top of the roll should be crispy/crunchy brown... the hardest part to get baked is the inside middle part...when you cut it and you see it might still be doughy put it back in the oven for some more baking
we cut it with a very large pizza slicer into pie like slices
 and usually have a nice salad with it...
I top ours with some queso but my mom tops hers with salsa...
hope you try this easy recipe and ENJOY IT!!!


  1. I'm a new follower and am in love with your DIY ideas so far! I will definitely have to try this recipe next week when my 5th Grade team gets together for our summer reunion!

  2. YUM!

    Melly <><

    Second Grade Strategies

  3. I will try this soon! My boys will love this!
    Love your blog!