Friday, September 25, 2009

Chicken Pockets - A Sure Hit!!

OK - THIS is the meal you've been waiting for, the one that will fill up those growing boys and have everyone loving your cooking!! You can cook up chicken breasts and shred your own meat, but if you're in a hurry, here is what you can do - Use canned chicken. Here we go:

Chicken Pockets

4 cups shredded chicken (I used 2 large cans shredded chicken)
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
4 Tbs. butter, melted
4 Tbs. milk
salt and pepper
Optional: onion powder (we have an onion allergy)
Other seasonings you might like - we like things plain

For Topping:
4 Tbs. butter, melted
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the chicken, softened cream cheese, butter and milk in a bowl. Add salt, pepper and other seasonings as you prefer. (Onion powder, Italian seasonings, etc.) Mix thoroughly.

Open up crescent roll containers and separate into rectangles, as below:

Use your finger and seal the perforations into a rectangle, making 4 rectangles per can. There will be 8 rectangles in this recipe, using 2 cans of crescent rolls.

Scoop approximately 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto each rectangle.

Take 2 corners and pull over the chicken mixture.

Take the other 2 corners and pull up over chicken mixture. You might need to seal the edges around that might have come open.

Here are the 8 chicken pockets on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam cooking spray.

Take the 2nd 4 Tbs. of melted butter, and spread over the rectangles. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the melted butter. (That's the extent of the seasoning we prefer. lol)

Bake for 25 -30 minutes at 350 degrees.

This is guaranteed to please your family! I have also used beef in the place of the chicken, pork, almost any meat. Roast beef would probably also be great. Feel free to play with this, and you can always buy the fat-free or reduced products as well.

My boys LOVE this meal, and they are 20 and 17. Crowd pleaser to be sure! An excellent choice if you are having company. Combines the meat and the bread, just add salad and side dishes. Voila'!

P.S. I'm allergic to chicken (and turkey, if you can imagine) so I don't get to enjoy these. And that's actually good, since there were only 3 left with 3 men at the table! These are especially good as leftovers.

Have a great day!



  1. Just so you know & in case you are not allergic to the ingredients, I have a vey similar recipe replacing chicken by ham (deli type would be closer to the ham we have down here in France) & plain cream cheese by garlic & herbs cream cheese, to which I often add some very small fresh tomato cubes (another way of having men eat hidden veggies...)
    Thanks for sharing & fueling your blog regularly!


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