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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Crepes

Savory stuffed crepes loaded with chicken and mushrooms are topped with lemon rosemary bechamel sauce and baked to perfection. This is a perfect way to turn leftover chicken into dinner or bring a taste of France to your table.

forkful of creamy lemon bechamel covered chicken and mushroom stuffed crepes


     Stuff crepes with shredded chicken and mushrooms and smother them with a delicious sauce for a perfect dinner. The lemon rosemary bechamel will likely become a staple, you'll want to put it on all the things! This recipe is a perfect make ahead for a dinner party or a fabulous upgrade to a family meal. You can even use leftover or rotisserie chicken to make it super easy!


      Mushrooms seem to be one of those love or hate foods. The thought of eating a fungus is enough to turn some people's stomachs, but the taste makes some people always want more!

     Our house is firmly in the can't get enough camp. If you disagree, we'll take yours.

ingredients ready to be made into creamy chicken and mushroom baked crepes


     Don't let the mushrooms turn you off if you aren't a fan. These crepes would be amazing without them. 

     I haven't tried it yet, but I would imagine spinach would be a delicious substitute. Either squeeze the liquid out of frozen spinach or saute some of the liquid our of fresh before using it. 

   I originally shared this recipe back in 2015, so it seemed overdue to be dusted off and reshared. It has new pictures and a printable recipe card to make things easier for you.

Original post from 2015


  I always look forward to making something to share to fit the theme of mushroom, but it is always SO hard for me to decide what to make.  I love mushrooms, so you would think it would be easy. 

   A couple of my favorites are on the site already.  MiMi's Mushroom Flatbread gets requested frequently, but it has already been posted.  

   Cori's Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are the first thing to go when she brings them to a party. People love them so much that they won our appetizer cookoff.  


pan of creamy chicken and mushroom stuffed baked crepes in pan fresh from oven

    Then it hit me. Crepes!  

    Chicken and mushroom stuffed crepes are delicious.  They sound fancy, but really aren't hard to make.

    It would be perfect and a little bit different.  So, I went to work making crepes

  If you aren't in the mood to make your own, it is possible to get crepes premade. Otherwise you can make them ahead of time to spread out the work.

creamy chicken and mushroom crepes with lemon rosemary bechamel on plate with pan of crepes in the background


     Just be sure to put layers of parchment or wax paper between them. That will keep them easier to separate and use later.

   Once they were done, I was committed.  So, I called MiMi and Pops and invited them over for lunch.  This recipe makes a LOT and we were going to need reinforcements!   


    After sauteing the mushrooms in batches, you mix them in with shredded chicken and some lemon rosemary bechamel.  Adjust your salt and pepper and get to rolling. 

     See, it makes a lot!  If you'd like you can assemble them to this point on the afternoon of your dinner party. 

    Then all you have to do is bake them off when your guests are ready to eat.  It is a perfect dinner party food! 

close up of bites of creamy chicken and mushroom stuffed crepes on plate with fork


     Smother them with some more bechamel and pop them into the oven.  They will come out a little crispy on the edges, warm and gooey in the middle.  Delicious if you ask me!

   If you want to keep your tour of European inspired chicken recipes going, why not try some Greek lemon and chicken soup? You can do it in your instant pot or slow cooker to make it super easy.


Do you love discovering great recipes? Me too! Click here and follow Cooking With Carlee on Pinterest for tons of great ideas.



lemon bechamel chicken crepes, savory stuffed crepes, chicken dinner recipe
dinner
American
Yield: 12 servings
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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Crepes

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Crepes

Savory stuffed crepes loaded with chicken and mushrooms are topped with lemon rosemary bechamel sauce and baked to perfection. This is a perfect way to turn leftover chicken into dinner or bring a taste of France to your table.
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 40 M

ingredients:

Lemon Rosemary Bechamel
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk (sometimes I use half chicken broth, half milk. Shh, don't tell!)
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
Chicken and Mushroom Crepes
  • 12 crepes, make your own with this crepe recipe or buy them premade
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced (I used button, but you can use your favorite)
  • 2-3 cups poached chicken, shredded (rotisserie or leftover shredded chicken works well also)
  • salt and pepper

instructions:

How to cook Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Crepes

Lemon Bechamel
  1. In a saucepan or skillet, melt the butter over medium to medium-low heat.
  2. Stir in the flour and cook for a couple of minutes. You don't want to roux to take on any color, but you want the flour flavor to cook out.
  3. Whisk in the milk until smooth. Don't panic if it is a little lumpy at first, keep whisking until it isn't.
  4. After a minute or two, add the lemon juice and sprigs of rosemary. Continue to cook over medium to medium-low heat, stirring frequently until you reach your desired consistency. It should just take a couple of minutes more.
  5. Remove the springs of rosemary before using.
To assemble
  1. In a large saucepan, melt 1/4 of the butter. Add about 1/4 of the mushrooms and brown. Remove from pan and continue browning the mushrooms in batches until they have all been browned.
  2. Stir the mushrooms, chicken and about 1/3 of the lemon rosemary bechamel together. Adjust your salt and pepper to your liking.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 F and spray your baking dishes. I used one 9x13" pan and one 8x8" pan.
  4. Take a crepe and arrange some filling down the middle. Roll the crepe around the filling and place seam side down in prepared dish. Repeat until crepes and filling are gone.
  5. Spoon remaining bechamel over the stuffed crepes.
  6. Bake at 450 F for about 20 minutes. The bechamel should be bubbly and the filling hot all the way through.
  7. Enjoy!
Calories
260.86
Fat (grams)
15.15
Sat. Fat (grams)
7.51
Carbs (grams)
17.72
Fiber (grams)
1.02
Net carbs
16.70
Sugar (grams)
0.97
Protein (grams)
13.54
Sodium (milligrams)
223.34
Cholesterol (grams)
101.47

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Savory stuffed crepes loaded with chicken and mushrooms are topped with lemon rosemary bechamel sauce and baked to perfection. This is a perfect way to turn leftover chicken into dinner or bring a taste of France to your table.

Shared on Meal Plan Monday and The Weekend Potluck

44 comments:

  1. These sounds absolutely AMAZING! My son would flip for these - he loves crepes. Will have to give this one a try soon. :)

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    1. They really are good. Crepes aren't something I think to make very often, so it was fun to go for it! I hope he loves them!

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  2. I love chicken and mushroom crepes, it's one of my leftovers recipes - so delicious and comforting. These look great!

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    1. They are a new found love of mine. I have a feeling they will be making more appearances!

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  3. I LOVE mushrooms. Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing with #foodieextravaganza.

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    1. Me too! I was excited when I saw that is what we were doing this month!

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  4. Great recipe, worth the effort for sure.

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  5. Nothing better than savory crepes. Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe.

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    1. I haven't had that many versions of savory crepes, but now I can't wait to make more!

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  6. LOVE stuffed crepes. Yours look delicious. I never thought to make the crepes ahead of time. That would definitely make assembly quicker.

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    1. It definitely gives you more time to get everything else ready!

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  7. Hi Carlee!! These looks so good!! What a great meal! I have never used bachemel...really don't know what it is. A cheese??

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    1. Bechamel is a cream sauce. A simple roux and milk usually. I added a little bit of lemon juice and some rosemary for this recipe!

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  8. Oh my, I love crepes, and these look like the perfect party food, and for football too!!

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    1. They are great for company. I love that you can start the prep a couple of days ahead if you want!

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  9. Perfect make ahead dinner party food, Carlee! People are always impressed with crepes and yours stuffed with chicken and mushroom look delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much! I have a love/hate relationship with picking recipes for our monthly festivities. I have so much fun doing it but it is so hard to pick a recipe to do!

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  10. Oh wow! That sounds amazing. I'm pretty sure I want this in my life very soon.

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    1. They really are good! I hope you love them!

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  11. These sound delicious, and I do love crepes, and mushrooms and chicken, so this would be a perfect dish! I am really looking forward to trying these! I am pinning them and will be sharing them over at FB and Twitter! I would love it if you would come by and share them at my link party at Celebrate it Sunday!

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    1. Thank you so much! I will stop over for sure!

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  12. These look delicious Carlee. I love the flavor combination of chicken and mushrooms and usually make a pasta with them. This is a great alternative. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

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    1. Chicken and mushrooms are one of my favorite savory combinations as well. I love them with pasta, but it is fun to switch it up!

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  13. What a special Crepe, this looks fantastic! Hope you are having a great Labor Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. They were so much fun to make! It's something we don't make often, so it makes it feel more special.

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  14. These are so unique! I love that you went savory instead of sweet. I'll definitely be trying these. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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    1. Oh my, they were so good. It is a fun way to have crepes! Thanks for hosting!

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  15. I need these! They look so good. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

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  16. I'm loving this idea for making some savory crepes! Last time you shared crepes, and now some yummy fillings. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward checking out your recipe this week. :)

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    1. I had to share the foundation of the dish so I could more easily share the whole thing! I can't wait to play around with some sweet crepes next. I have a few ideas, I just hope they work like I envision them!

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  17. Oh, yum, I love savory crepes, these sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. Me too! They are fun to make. Thanks so much for hosting!

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  18. I've never made a dish like this, so it is definitely going on my "must try" list. I am pretty sure this will be husband approved :)

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    1. I think it is a lot of fun to make stuff like this! There is something exciting about seeing the pieces come together. I hope you guys love it!

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  19. These look divine! I always love the flavors of chicken and mushroom together! Great recipe and I hope you have a great weekend XO

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    1. It's fun to dig in the recipe archives sometimes, some of my best stuff is getting dusty in the early days of my blog. It's fun to bring them out and shed new light on them! These babies are super tasty and deserve a new look for sure!

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  20. These savory dinner crepes are going on my menu plan! They look amazing. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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  21. I love savory crepes!! Yum!! Well, i love any crepes but this one sounds particularly fabulous.

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  22. Talk about fabulous. These chicken and mushroom crepes look like such a good meal. I have never made crepes that weren't filled with a sweet filling. I like the idea of making these into a more traditional meal. Thank you.

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