Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chicken Pillows | Recipes

When I went off to college, I wrote down a ton of recipes from my moms recipe box. This recipe was in that box. I don't ever remember my mom making them. She might have, but I don't think she did. How I even got the recipe in the first place, I have no idea. Its in a hand writing I don't even recognize. Maybe it ended up in my recipe box by mistake. I don't know, but I'm sure glad I decided to try it one day.

 Its a family favorite of ours! Your kids will love them and its one of my hubby's favorite dinner!

Chicken pillows is a very strange name for a recipe, but delicious all the same and very easy to make! You don't need a whole lot of ingredients which makes it very inexpensive. 

When choosing the crescent rolls, I go with the Pillsbury Big & Buttery. They are bigger and seem a little more fluffy. Its a win win in my book.

Chicken Pillows

2 chicken breast (cooked and cut up)
1 - 3 ounce cream cheese
1 Tbs chopped onion
1-2 Tbs milk
1 package crescent rolls
2 Tbs melted butter
bread crumbs (optional, but highly recommended)

1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 can of milk

Boil chicken and cut up. Return to the pan and over medium heat add in the cream cheese, chopped onion, and milk. Stir until all the ingredients are combined and the cream cheese has melted into a sauce. Put a heaping Tbs on crescent and roll up, widest end to the smaller end. Pinch the dough together in places that have an opening. Melt butter and brush on top of the rolls and sprinkle with bread crumbs

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Depending on your oven. You want the tops to be nice and golden. Pour the sauce over chicken pillows when serving. Enjoy!

When you are putting the tablespoon of chicken on your crescent roll, make sure you put it in the widest part of the triangle.

 When folding the crescent rolls up to resemble a pillow you want to bring the dough over the chicken and the two corners tucked in on the sides. Like the following...
Then all you have to do is bring the skinny end up and over the top. Make sure you pinch the dough together wherever you see some chicken exposed. 

 Then you are left with 8 chicken pillows! Super easy! Now all you have to do is brush some butter on top, sprinkle on some bread crumbs and toss it in the oven. 

This is what yummy goodness (as my 5 year old would call it) looks like when you sink your fork into it!



  1. Looks scrumptious! Bet they could be made with shredded beef, chopped onion, cream cheese and beef gravy, also. Or, go the Italiano Pizza way with any Pizza ingredients topped with Pizza Sauce.

    1. I like how you think! :) You are inspiring me to experiment! Thanks!

  2. This is Samuel's favorite dinner. I sometimes use the kraft cooking cream cheese italian herb and sprinkle with italian bread crumbs. I love looking at your blog and getting fun cooking ideas.

  3. It calls for 1/2 a can of milk, did you mean 1/2 a cup?

    1. After putting in your cream of chicken soup, use the empty can to measure out a half a can of milk. :)

  4. Nope, 1/2 can from the cream of chicken soup.

  5. Throw in a little ham a swiss and you've got Courdon Bleu.

  6. my mom always called these chicken tarts, we melt some butter in a pan then saute the onion and about 1/2 cup of celery to add to the mix.

  7. This would be delicious i think with some curry powder.

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