Chicken Parmesan Bundles

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Chicken Parmesan Bundles

For the chicken:

2 chicken breasts, cut into 24 bite-size pieces

1 egg, beaten

1 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

For the bundles:

2 packages Pillsbury Crescent Creations dough

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

1 cup shredded Italian-style or mozzarella cheese

1 stick butter, melted

1 package of croutons, any variety, finely crushed

2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese

Tomato sauce, for serving

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut crescent dough into 8 equal rectangles (4 per sheet).

2. For the chicken, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Dip the chicken in the egg, then in the breadcrumb mixture. Heat the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat and cook the chicken pieces until browned on all sides. Remove to a paper towel while you prepare the filling.

3. To make the filling, combine softened cream cheese and shredded Italian cheese. Spread evenly over the crescent rectangles. Top each rectangle with three of the chicken nuggets. Wrap bundles tightly, securing all seams.

4. Combine crushed croutons and parmesan cheese in another shallow bowl. Dip each bundle in melted butter, then roll in the crouton mixture until all sides are evenly coated. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned. Serve with your favorite warmed tomato sauce on the side or spooned over the top.