Not Chicken Fingers and Mac & Cheese :) & Cinnamon Rolls from Pre-Made Pizza Crust
Updated: Aug 28
This was a fun little project that started because something didn't turn out as I had hoped. I'm still working on learning how to do mirror glazes (stay tuned for that post!) and I was trying to make little cheesecake gelatin cakes that I could practice on.
Those didn't really work (haha!), it just absorbed the mirror glaze, but I noticed the cheesecake gelatin looked A LOT like mac & cheese.
I decided to make some faux "chicken tenders" out of a dessert to go along with the "mac & cheese."
While I made them to look like chicken tenders, you can use what I did just to make cinnamon rolls out of pre-made pizza dough if you want. Of course, there is also Pillsbury cinnamon roll dough, but if you have pizza dough and not cinnamon roll dough, then you can make it into cinnamon rolls with just a couple ingredients.
To make cinnamon rolls, you only need:
- Pillsbury pizza dough (1/8 to 1/10 of a whole refrigerated pizza dough)
- Butter (1/2 tablespoon)
- Brown Sugar (1 tablespoon)
- Cinnamon (~1 teaspoon)
The above ingredients was to make 2 cinnamon roll chicken tenders, so the ingredients were split between the two cinnamon roll chicken tenders. You can multiply the ingredients if you want to make more.
To make crispy cinnamon rolls with panko breading:
- Pizza Dough
- Brown Sugar
- Panko bread crumbs
To make cinnamon rolls, all you do is add some butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Here they are rolled to look like chicken tenders, but you can roll them to look like traditional cinnamon rolls or any shape.
I baked them for about ~12 min at 400 degrees; they were not fully cooked.
If you were just making cinnamon rolls without panko breading, then you can just bake them for about 15-17 min. or until fully cooked.
To add panko breading,
after baking for ~12 min., you can dip them in egg and and then dip them in panko breadcrumbs, then put them back in the oven for ~5 min. or until fully cooked. I didn't get as much panko on there as I wanted, but it still looked like chicken tenders. Haha! :)
I think food impostors are funny! I also made a dessert "chicken pot pie" and a real one too. :) Photos are below the chicken tenders and mac & cheese.
Give it a try! We are good at this!