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8.21.2011

Chicken Pillows


   If you live in Utah, like myself, then you most likely have heard of these delicious things. I've heard a couple different names for them. '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!



Chicken Pillows
4-6 servings

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

GRAVY:
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1 packet Chicken Gravy mix
3/4 cup Water


DIRECTIONS:   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!







               






33 comments:

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

Oh my gosh, I'm drooling! I've never heard of these before, so I'm glad you introduced me to them :)

Ali said...

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 :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

I used to make these when my kids were little and we loved them. I'd forgotten all about them though- so glad you made them! They look so delicious! :)

Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

Holly, I havent made these for such a long time! Thanks for reminding me!

Aarthi said...

This looks mouthwatering

Muriel Miller said...

Hands down one of my families favorite dinners!!!! LOVE THESE THINGS! :)

Aimee said...

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!!!

kitchen flavours said...

This looks sooooo delicious! I bet my kids would definitely love this! I have to keep a look out for the roll dough, have not seen it here before! Thanks for sharing!

Mandy said...

I have these on my blog as Chicken Rolls and they are so good. My picky Hannah loves them so we make them often. Yours look so good!

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

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.

carolinaheartstrings said...

Wow, have I been missing something wonderful! Cannot wait to try this out. Looks fantastic. Come visit us today. We have a great tomato pie on the menu.

claire said...

holy cow! what is there not to love! can't wait to try these!

Linda said...

I'll just be honest here - my husband would love to live at your house. ;) I know he will love these - thanks for sharing!

Rylie Carlson said...

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

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

My mom has made these for years. They are a family favorite. :)

sliceofsouthern said...

Now I'm HUNGRY! These look soooo good! Can't wait to try these. Can't wait, can't wait!

So Domesticated said...

Definitely going to have to make this... they look so good!

Angie's Recipes said...

I need to make some too! Looks mouthwatering!

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said...

These look great Holly. I can't wait to try them. I love any recipe that uses crescent roll dough. It is such an awesome time saver.

Kate H.(www.sprinkletherapy.blogspot.com) said...

This sounds A-mazing! Never heard of them here in Texas, but I'm so about to try them (:

Lizzy said...

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 :)

We Are Not Martha said...

I've never had chicken pillows, but they look absolutely amazing!

Sues

The Country Cook said...

Love, love, love chicken pillows. And you know I love me some crescent rolls!!

Mal said...

Yum!! These look like a perfect fall/winter dinner, warm and comforting, can't wait to try them

Ashlie said...

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!

Mommafo said...

These make me giggle! I've never heard of or seen these before in my life, but I'm willing to give them a shot. :)

Sharon Andy Holderman said...

I made this earlier this month and they were AWESOME! I took some pics and made a couple improvisations (like put stuffing in it and got lazy with some other steps). http://holdermans.blogspot.com/2011/12/pillows-of-chicken.html Delish and my husband said it was a keeper a number of times while his mouth was full with the deliciousness....so we're going to have it every 3-4 weeks - it's in the rotation!

Kathryn said...

I have never heard of these, but I can't wait to try to make them!

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Anonymous said...

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!

Kathryn said...

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!

Photo By Emilie said...

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!!

Lisa Reiser said...

Can't wait to try them!! :)