Chicken Parmesan Cups

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Yields1 Serving
 1 can crescent roll dough sheet
 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
 3 fried chicken tenders (cooked but not frozen)
 ½ cup marinara sauce plus more for dipping
 Fresh chopped parsley for garnish optional
1

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray 8 sections of a muffin tin with nonstick baking spray, set aside.

2

Roll out the crescent dough on a clean work surface and cut into 8 even sections.

3

Gently press each piece of the dough into one of the greased sections of the muffin tin, repeat with all the pieces.

4

Taking 1 cup of the shredded cheese, evenly distribute half of it into the bottom of each of the cups.

5

Cut the chicken tenders so you have 8 pieces. Dip each piece into the marinara sauce and place it inside the cup on top of the cheese.

6

If you have any of the marinara left, distribute it on top.

7

Add the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese on top of the tenders.

8

Taking the corners of the crescent dough, fold them over the top so it forms a little cup.

9

Top each cup with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

10

Garnish with optional parsley and serve with extra marinara for dipping.

Notes
11

**We use cooked chicken tenders for this recipe but you could also use boneless chicken wings or chicken nuggets in a pinch. Also, you can use leftover grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken if you prefer.

**Lots of grocery stores sell fresh fried chicken tenders in their deli section.

**Marinara sauce is best for this as it is traditional for Chicken Parmesan but spaghetti sauce would work fine as well.

**Crescent dough sheets are amazing for this recipe as it is one sheet and easy to cut; however, you can use regular crescent rolls. Just make sure the seams are sealed.

**This recipe can absolutely be doubled. You may need a larger muffin tin or just bake in batches.

**Mozzarella cheese is used but you can use Monterey Jack or Colby Jack as well.

**We like to use the remaining marinara sauce for dipping but you could also use RANCH DRESSING as well. That is another favorite of ours.

 

Recipe from The Country Cook

Ingredients

 1 can crescent roll dough sheet
 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
 3 fried chicken tenders (cooked but not frozen)
 ½ cup marinara sauce plus more for dipping
 Fresh chopped parsley for garnish optional

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray 8 sections of a muffin tin with nonstick baking spray, set aside.

2

Roll out the crescent dough on a clean work surface and cut into 8 even sections.

3

Gently press each piece of the dough into one of the greased sections of the muffin tin, repeat with all the pieces.

4

Taking 1 cup of the shredded cheese, evenly distribute half of it into the bottom of each of the cups.

5

Cut the chicken tenders so you have 8 pieces. Dip each piece into the marinara sauce and place it inside the cup on top of the cheese.

6

If you have any of the marinara left, distribute it on top.

7

Add the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese on top of the tenders.

8

Taking the corners of the crescent dough, fold them over the top so it forms a little cup.

9

Top each cup with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

10

Garnish with optional parsley and serve with extra marinara for dipping.

Notes
11

**We use cooked chicken tenders for this recipe but you could also use boneless chicken wings or chicken nuggets in a pinch. Also, you can use leftover grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken if you prefer.

**Lots of grocery stores sell fresh fried chicken tenders in their deli section.

**Marinara sauce is best for this as it is traditional for Chicken Parmesan but spaghetti sauce would work fine as well.

**Crescent dough sheets are amazing for this recipe as it is one sheet and easy to cut; however, you can use regular crescent rolls. Just make sure the seams are sealed.

**This recipe can absolutely be doubled. You may need a larger muffin tin or just bake in batches.

**Mozzarella cheese is used but you can use Monterey Jack or Colby Jack as well.

**We like to use the remaining marinara sauce for dipping but you could also use RANCH DRESSING as well. That is another favorite of ours.

Chicken Parmesan Cups

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