Chicken Pillows

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Chicken Pillows are a mouthwatering dinner the whole family will love! A creamy chicken filling is wrapped in crescent dough then baked to golden perfection. Top with chicken gravy for one meal you won’t soon forget!

Easy Chicken Pillows

I discovered this fabulous recipe from one of my friends many years ago. It has been a popular dinnertime favorite here in Utah and goes by a few different names. In our house, we like to call them Chicken Pillows. They are such a fun and delicious way to enjoy a homemade chicken meal. They are simple to make as well. This is a great recipe to show your teens, so that one day when they go off to college, they have this one in their back pocket to impress their friends with!

CHICKEN PILLOWS

At the heart of each pillow rests a savory mixture of chicken, cream cheese, and seasonings. This wonderful mixture is wrapped in crescent dough then rolled in butter and breadcrumbs. All the pillows are perfectly placed on a baking sheet and baked to golden perfection. Top each pillow with chicken gravy for a meal that everyone will go wild for!

Easy Chicken Pillows

INGREDIENTS

PILLOWS

  • 10 ounces cooked, shredded chicken (about 2 cups)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried chives
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 can (8 ounces) Pillsbury crescent roll dough
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs

GRAVY

  • 1 can (10 ounces) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 packet (1 ounce) chicken gravy mix
  • 3/4 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.

Mix the softened cream cheese and 1 tablespoon butter together. Add the shredded chicken, chives, onion, and season with salt and pepper. Unroll crescent dough and press two triangles together to create one rectangle. Make sure to press the perforations together well so the filling doesn’t seep out. You will have 4 rectangles total.

Divide the chicken mixture evenly among the 4 crescent rectangles. Place chicken in the center of each rectangle. Fold each corner over the center of the filling. Press together to cover filling entirely. Shape into a ball. Repeat with all rectangles.

Dip each of them into the melted butter, then coat in breadcrumbs. Shake off excess. Place each coated chicken pillow onto the greased cookie sheet. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, make the chicken gravy. In a small saucepan, mix the cream of chicken soup, gravy packet and water together. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. Allow the gravy to simmer until chicken pillows are finished baking. Pour gravy over each chicken pillow and serve. Enjoy!

Easy Chicken Pillows

SERVINGS

This recipe serves 4. Each pillow is one large serving, but you can cut one in half to make two smaller servings. This recipe also easily doubles if needing to serve more.

GRAVY OPTIONS

I have found the chicken gravy on top goes well with the filling, and my kids are sure to eat it. If you prefer brown gravy, I say give it a try! A mushroom gravy would add a savory finish to the dish for moms and dads who might like something a little richer!

Easy Chicken Pillows

ENJOY THIS RECIPE? HERE ARE A FEW MORE OF MY FAVORITE AND UNIQUE CHICKEN DINNERS!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole – This elegant meal is filled with all the classic cordon bleu ingredients in casserole form.

Malibu Chicken -Juicy chicken breasts are baked with slices of succulent ham, Swiss cheese, and rich hollandaise sauce.

Bruschetta Chicken – Chicken breasts are topped with a tomato and basil mixture with mozzarella cheese and a balsamic reduction.

Crispy Onion Chicken – This oven baked dish is a savory one that you’ll fall in love with. Crispy fried onions on top of juicy chicken and honey mustard.

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Chicken Pillows

A creamy chicken filling is wrapped in crescent dough then baked to golden perfection. Top with chicken gravy for one meal you won't soon forget!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Life in the Lofthouse

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces cooked, shredded chicken breast (about 2 cups)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter softened
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried chives
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (8 ounces) refrigerated Pillsbury crescent roll dough
  • 1/4 cup salted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs

GRAVY

  • 1 can (10 ounces) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 packet (1 ounce) chicken gravy mix
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Mix the softened cream cheese and 1 tablespoon butter together. Add the shredded chicken, chives, onion, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Unroll crescent dough and press together two triangles to create one rectangle. Make sure to press the perforations together well so your filling wont seep out. You will have 4 rectangles total.
  • Divide the chicken mixture evenly among the 4 crescent rectangles. Place chicken in the center of each rectangle. Fold each corner over the center of the filling. Press together to cover filling entirely. Shape into a ball. Repeat with all rectangles.
  • Once all pillows are formed, dip each of them into the melted butter, then coat in breadcrumbs. Shake off excess. Place each coated chicken pillow onto the greased cookie sheet. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, make the chicken gravy. In a small saucepan, mix the cream of chicken soup, gravy packet and water together. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. Allow the gravy to simmer until chicken pillows are finished baking. Pour gravy over each chicken pillow and serve. Enjoy!

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35 thoughts on “Chicken Pillows

  1. Those are soooo pretty! I have wanted to make those forever. Thanks for the recipe. I hope you drop by and link up at Recipe Sharing Monday 🙂

  2. We pinch up the corners so they look like a giant hershey kiss. We call them Chicken Kisses here in our house, and my oldest daughter always wants these are her birthday dinner!!!

  3. We’re definitely familiar with chicken pillows in our house. I love seeing the different variations on the recipe, though. Believe it or not, I’ve never seen them breaded before. It looks yummy.

  4. Made these tonight and they were so delicious! My toddler loved them too! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes! Love your blog!

  5. Oh, yeah, I’ve made these gems! My oldest LOVES them, but mine don’t look nearly as nice! I usually make them into triangles, but I’m doing it your way next 🙂

  6. I’ve never heard of chicken pillows but have been craving these as soon as you posted them. Finally got around to making them tonight! I didn’t have cream cheese so I used some Laughing Cow creamy swiss and made some gravy out of reduced chicken broth and flour. Hmm, maybe not quite as delicious as yours but still palatable with a side of rice and peas!

  7. Made these this week and they were a hit! I did use a little Stove Top, and it added a great flavor. The gravy was yummy as well. Very much enjoying your blog! Well Done!

  8. I made these a couple weeks ago, and my family loved them. Tonight I’m trying a variation on them, and they will be Chicken Cordon Bleu Pillows. I’ll let you know how they turn out. They’ll be filled with chicken and ham and cheese mixture, and I’m making a swiss cheese sauce to top them with. Yum! Thanks for posting this recipe. It will be a favorite in our home!

  9. Love these!! Making them for dinner tonight for the 4th time in 2 months. My husband keeps requesting them!! He’d probably be happy if I made them every other day. Thank you for sharing such great recipes. It’s so rewarded to cook something for my hubby that he really enjoys. Thank you again!!

  10. I have never heard of chicken pillows, but they looked good so I gave them a chance. I LOVE THEM! They are amazing and easy to adapt with whatever you have on hand. Thank you again for the awesome recipe.

    1. Kiersten, thank you for your sweet comments on my blog 🙂 I’m so happy you’ve loved my recipes, especially these Chicken Pillows!! They are one of our favorites! Thanks again for your kind comments 🙂

  11. I loved this and so did my family and guests. Yum! Thanks for a great supper. I’ve recommended following your loft house board to many friends on Pinterest!

  12. 5 stars
    My picky eaters in the family love these as much as the non- picky eaters! Win! I add chopped fresh baby spinach leaves to mine. So good!

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