Monday, August 17, 2015

Chicken Rolls | My Birthday Dinner

Before my mom passed away, she gave each of us girls a recipe book which contained all of our childhood favourites. Every year we picked a birthday meal and this was mine year after year: Chicken Rolls. I loved it because we didn't have chicken very often and it was baked in homemade dough. Let's be honest, we were a meat and potato family growing up so this was a very nice change from the norm. Covering it all with a thick layer of cheese sauce was the icing on the cake.

Since we've been married, Gary has taken on the role of making this special meal for me and I really appreciate it.  I think I now love it it because it brings me back to my childhood, my mama, and well, it just tastes good!

I'll write it out for you here:


1.  Mix the first 4 ingredients:
2 1/4 cup flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP sugar

2. Cut in 7/8's of this mixture into the dry ingredients.
 1/4 cup of butter
 3/4 cup of warm milk
1/4 cup of water

Chicken Mixture:

3. Cook  the following:
1 1/2 cups of chicken (we just use a pre-cooked roasted chicken and probably add more than 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 tsp paprika
1/3 cup onions
salt and pepper
1-2 TBSP of milk
Random assortment of veggies like shredded zucchini, carrots, celery

Putting it together:

4.  Roll out the dough and sprinkle the chicken mixture on top plus the remaining 1/8th of the butter/milk/water combo.  Roll it up (like sushi) and slice it so that each piece fits in a muffin tin.

5. Bake at 450F for 15-20 minutes in a pre-greased muffin tin.

6.  Make a cheese sauce (butter, flour, milk and cheese) and top with green onions.

Do you have a special birthday meal?  If so, what is it?


Recipe for a childhood favourite of chicken rolls. Topped with cheese sauce and it's the perfect comfort food!


  1. How precious to have this recipe book that your mom made for each of you girls! And how nice of Gary to make your favourite birthday meal each year.

    1. Carol--I am so thankful for this book!! My mom's friend helped her to put it together towards the end of her life. A lot of our family bonding took place around the table so there are so many great memories associated with each meal. It is very special to me!!

  2. Those look SO good!!! Similar to the chicken packets that my mom used to make. I don't really have a we usually end up going out...however, this last time, I bought a few fun things from M&M Meats, and hubby cooked them. I don't even remember what it was. It was actually a few days after my birthday, since I worked on my birthday.

    1. I really like them :) A friend recently gifted us with a meal from M&M Meats--it was sooooooo good!!