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Chicken MoMo

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Here’s a chicken recipe that comes together in a snap from Justin A. Turner, a 10-year veteran with the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. It’s a stick-to-your-ribs meal that satisfies at the end of a long, hard day.

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Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 strips bacon, cut into pieces and cooked crispy
  • 1 Vidalia onion, diced and sautéed
  • 1 one ounce packet ranch dressing mix
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cayenne, to taste
  • Seasoned salt, to taste
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • Dried parsley, to taste
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • 3 eight ounce blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eight -ounce cans Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • Melted unsalted butter, as needed for rolling the crescent rolls
  • Seasoned breadcrumbs, as needed for rolling the crescent rolls
  • 10 3/4 Ounces one can cream of chicken soup

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.


Fill a large pot about halfway full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the chicken and cover with additional water if necessary. Boil until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees as measured by a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each breast.


Once the chicken cools, shred/pull the chicken apart and place in a mixing bowl. Add the bacon, onion, ranch dressing, and seasonings of your choice. Add 2 ½ blocks of the cream cheese and mix everything together (hands work best).


Roll the crescent rolls onto a greased counter or smooth surface, keeping 2 rolls together so they form a flat rectangle. Spoon a heaping portion of the chicken mixture onto one side. Roll it up, then roll in melted butter and then breadcrumbs. Bake until golden brown.


Combine the cream of chicken with 1 can of water and the remaining cream cheese into a saucepot. Place the mixture over medium heat, stirring frequently so not to stick. Serve on top of the chicken MoMo. (I like to add 2 tablespoons of hot sauce to the cream of chicken sauce.)