Thursday, April 21, 2016

Chicken Pillows

Chicken Pillows: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

I tend not to use canned dough products, like crescent rolls, biscuits and pizza dough. When looking at the ingredient list it reads like a foreign language. I have no idea what half of the ingredients are. I have a pin for making canned crescent rolls at home, but have not yet had the chance to make them.

Chicken Pillows: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This recipe for Chicken Pillows had been on my Pinterest board for a while and I really wanted to make it. It looked and sounded so good and I had a feeling both my daughters would love them. So I used canned crescent rolls just so I could try them. They were worth using canned dough to make. Every part of these Chicken Pillows were delicious, from the sauce on top to the filling inside the crescent roll. I will definitely be making these again and next time will try homemade canned crescent rolls with this recipe.

Chicken Pillows


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 sleeve club crackers, finely crushed
  • 10 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 soup can of milk
  • 3 tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place the chicken and water in a crock pot and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until the chicken is completely cooked. Once chicken is done remove from the crock pot and shredded.
  2. Preheat oven to 400ยบ F. Spray a baking sheet lightly with cooking spray, or line with a silpat or parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Stir in the shredded chicken.
  4. Unroll the crescent rolls and separate. Stretch out each crescent roll and lay flat on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. In a small bowl beat the egg.
  6. Pour the crackers into another small bowl.
  7. Divided the cream cheese and chicken mixture between the crescent rolls. Fold the crescent rolls up and pinch the seam together to seal well.
  8. Dip the top, flat side (not the pinched and sealed side) into the egg mixture and then immediately into the cracker crumbs.
  9. Place the pillows with the cracker side facing up on the baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  10. While the pillows are baking, pour the soup and milk into a small saucepan and stir to combine.
  11. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until hot.
  12. Add in the sour cream and cream cheese and stir until well combined.
  13. Pour the sauce over the pillows when they are done cooking.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 379

Total Fat


Saturated Fat


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Monounsaturated Fat


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Vitamin A 16.4% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 8.8% Iron 5.5%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.

*Adapted from High Heels and Grills.
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