Chicken Pillows

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Chicken Pillows are a crescent dough crust filled with chicken and cream cheese that are dipped in butter and breadcrumbs.

    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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Chicken Pillows

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Life in the Lofthouse


  • 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!
Chicken Pillows are a crescent dough crust filled with chicken and cream cheese that are dipped in butter and breadcrumbs.
Chicken Pillows are a crescent dough crust filled with chicken and cream cheese that are dipped in butter and breadcrumbs.


Chicken Pillows are a crescent dough crust filled with chicken and cream cheese that are dipped in butter and breadcrumbs.
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39 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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