If you live in Utah, like myself, then you most likely have heard of these delicious things. They’re known as ‘Chicken Pockets’, ‘Chicken Rolls’ and ‘Chicken Pillows’. Call them whatever you like, just know that they are good! If you’re not familiar with these, they are a crescent dough crust filled with chicken and cream cheese. Then they’re dipped in butter and breadcrumbs. Pop ’em in the oven to bake, then pour on some chicken gravy right before you serve them!
The filling you put inside can really be whatever you like. I’ve made them before with chopped green onion and chicken stuffing, along with the cream cheese and chicken. It is really good that way as well. I’ve also used the 1/3 less fat cream cheese and can’t tell a difference at all. You can really play around with these! As far as serving portions go, one pillow is a perfect serving for an adult. If your feeding small children, then cut one in half for the kiddos. Serve these up with a salad and veggie and you have got one delicious meal!
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- 2 cups Chicken, cooked and shredded
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 Tablespoon Butter, softened
- 1/2 Tablespoon dried Chives
- 1/2 Tablespoon dried, minced Onion
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 1- (8 oz) can Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough
- 1/4 cup Butter, melted
- 1 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
- 1 can Cream of Chicken soup
- 1 packet Chicken Gravy mix
- 3/4 cup Water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
- Mix together the softened cream cheese and 1 tablespoon butter. Add in chicken, chives, onion and season with salt and pepper.
- Unroll your crescent dough and press together two triangles to create one rectangle. Make sure you press together the perforations well so your filling wont ooze out. You should have 4 rectangles total.
- Spoon about 3 tablespoons of chicken mixture into the center of rectangle. Fold each corner over the center of filling. Press together to cover filling entirely. Shape into a ball. Repeat with all rectangles. Once all pillows are formed, dip each into the melted butter, and then coat in breadcrumbs. Shake off excess. Place each coated chicken pillow onto the greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- While chicken pillows are baking, make the chicken gravy. In a small saucepan, mix together the cream of chicken soup, gravy packet and water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low and let simmer and thicken until ready to use.
- Pour gravy over each chicken pillow and serve!
- Yields: 4 - 6 servings
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