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Frontier Kitchen creations!



Creamy Crab and Chicken Pastry

Ingredients

  1. 1lb. of crab meat (crab imitation meat from Costco or Walmart will work too)

  2. 2 tsp. All-Greek Seasoning

  3. 1 tbsp. garlic powder

  4. 2 tsp. onion powder

  5. 2 medium skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  6. 1/2 cup raw spinach

  7. 1 - 8 oz. package of cream cheese (softened)

  8. 2 tubes of Pillsbury crescent rolls

  9. 1 egg yolk only

  10. 3 slices of bacon chopped

  11. package of pre-sliced pepper jack cheese

1st step - Be sure to cook chicken with 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Season with all-greek seasoning to taste and let chicken cool once cooked. Pan-sear bacon in the same pan the chicken was in and let sit to cool slightly.


2nd step - Mix crab, other seasonings listed above, cream cheese, and spinach.


3rd step - chop chicken into bite-size pieces. Mix in chicken and bacon with the crab and cream cheese mixture.


4th step - Open two cans of crescent roll pre-made dough (Pillsbury is the best). Create a ring on a circle stone from Pampered Chef. Look at the picture to see how each piece lies with tips hanging off the side of the stone and the thick part of the pastry overlapping each other in a ring.


5th step - Break slices of pepper jack in half and lay them in a circle on the dough ring. Scope and pile desired amount of crab and chicken mix around the ring. Be sure to pack it so that it is all cohesive together on the ring. You might have about a 1/2 cup left of your mixtures depending on how full you want your ring to be. Break slices of pepper jack in half again and lay them across the top of the mixture.


6th step - fold crescent roll dough over the ring and push underneath the other side to seal in the mixture within the pastry. Scramble the egg yolk only and brush with fingertips on top of the ring. Be sure to cover the sides as well.


7th step - preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake until pastry is golden brown. Check the dough with a fork to be sure it is mildly crunchy and flaking to the touch.


You are ready to serve!


Feel free to explore the My Food Diary website! It is an amazing free resource for quick calorie counting and nutritional facts. Protein is key in my diet. I do have other nutritional counts, but protein is the main ingredient in most of my dishes!



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