This "Chicken Club Ring" is a recipe that I originally saw at a Pampered Chef party, but I have modified it quite a bit to suit the tastes of my own family! This looks impressive to serve, but it's actually very easy! It makes a great party appetizer or it's good to serve along with soups or with salad for lighter supper or for a luncheon. I also do this in a Beef Taco Ring, which is very good as well. I think I might like the chicken one better though! Here is what you will need:
2 cups cooked chicken breast meat, chopped fine
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 Tbs. dry Ranch dressing mix
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4-5 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup sliced green onion, including some of the green blades (optional)
8 slices Swiss or Provolone cheese slices, cut in half
2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
Dice the chicken in a fairly small dice. Not as fine as for chicken salad, but small. In a bowl mix the mayonnaise, mustard, cream cheese, and Ranch dressing until smooth. Mix in the chicken. Stir in the cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon and green onion. Mix just until blended.
On a pizza pan or large oven proof platter, arrange the crescent roll dough in a circle with the pointed ends outward and overlapping the wide ends somewhat. I like to spray it lightly with nonstick spray. With an ice cream scoop, scoop mounds of the chicken mixture evenly around the ring.
Place a half slice of the Swiss or Provolone cheese on each mound of chicken mixture.
Bring the crescent roll dough up and over the filling and press to sort of lightly seal it.
Place in a 375 degree oven for approximately 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cut between the crescent rolls with a pizza cutter to serve! I used a large square Temptations platter, because you can put it in the oven, so my ring took on a slightly more square shape, but I liked it!
If you are serving this for a party or special occasion, you can dress up the platter with some lettuce, watercress and cherry tomatoes, which looks really pretty! I just put some honey mustard dressing in the center! You could also used ranch dressing!