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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hamsters (Breaded Chicken Roll-ups)

Printable Recipe

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1-2 cups frozen California Mixed Veggies, parboiled for one minute
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 3 tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix cream cheese, veggies, pepper and chicken together.
  2. Roll out crescent rolls.
  3. Place ~1 to 1/2 T chicken mixture into the center of a crescent and wrap it up, sealing the edges.
  4. Roll the hamster in breadcrumbs.
  5. Place on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 375° for about 20 minutes.
Easily serves 4.

Serve with the following gravy:

Hamster Gravy

  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 can milk
  • 2 t beef bouillon
Cooking Directions
  1. In a sauce pan, mix soup, milk and bouillon together.
  2. Cook on stoptop until hot, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve over hamsters.
Holly’s Note:

To freeze:  place unbaked hamsters on a cookie sheet and freeze until firm.  Wrap and store in freezer bags.  To cook frozen hamsters, thaw and bake as directed.

It’s really good for having missionaries over for dinner. If you want to double it, don’t add more cream cheese, it gets runny. Just keep adding veggies and chicken and crescent rolls.

I think my brother-in-law actually came up with the name “Hamsters” because we thought that rolled up, they looked like headless hamsters. Kind of gross, but the name just stuck, at least in our family!


  1. These were really delicious. Everyone loved them! They reminded me of chicken pot pie. Definitely a "keeper" recipe.

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  3. Sounds like an amazing meal! I will have to give it a try :)

  4. This looks awesome! My kind of food! Never heard of it before.
    Gotta try it!

    Pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds delicious! I was confused as to why they are called HAMSTERS...scared me at first. :) Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Found You on Mom Blog Central's linky party! Nice blog!

    These look AWESOME! I LOVE that they are called hamsters! My kids will think it's hilarious!

    I agree with Moody, it does sound like flavors of chicken pot pie...I can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I just love the flavor of your Roll Ups! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a fantastic weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  8. Thanks for liking this recipe up at So Much at Home. This sounds like a delicious recipe. I will have to try it.

  9. Sounds like an easy and tasty recipe, but I'll probably call it something else :-) (we have baby hamsters). Pinned. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  10. This sounds like it would be a winner with my family, I will have to try it out, thanks for sharing it #tastytuesdays

  11. I must say I was quite curious about the name - makes sense - looks delicious! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  12. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!

  13. Sounds good! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

  14. Just yummy! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

  15. I absolutely love the name and where it came from. (I'm pretty much a kid at heart...and a gross one!). Seriously, if I served this to my son and told him he was eating hamsters, he'd get after it just for the name.
    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week!

  16. Thank you for sharing some meal inspiration on the Art of Home-Making Mondays last week! Our new link up is up and running if you would like to join in again this week :) Happy Monday to you!

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  17. Looks so good! Pinned. We appre­ci­ate you being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Mon­day! Lou Lou Girls

  18. This looks delicious! I think my kids will love them... especially when I tell them they are "hamsters". Thank you for linking up at Tickle My Tastebuds last week. I am featuring you this week and would love if you'd stop by and link up some more delicious recipes!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  19. If I ate meat I would totally make these! Sounds great :)

    1. Anna, you could totally do these meatless. Just add more veggies or even replace the chicken with tofu. I think they'd be great that way!