Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Chicken Pillows

Last week I posted a recipe for crescent roll dough. 
This week I am posting a way to use that recipe to make a complete meal.
I originally discovered this recipe through Pinterest on this blog.


1 (8oz) can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (or recipe to make the dough from scratch)
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
2-3 cups cooked chicken
1 egg
1 sleeve saltine crackers crushed
1 can cream of chicken soup (see recipe)
1/4 cup milk (**IF you are making homemade cream of chicken soup you will not need to add this milk)
2 spoonfuls sour cream
1/2 cup shredded cheese


Cook chicken ahead of time so it can cool. Once cool, pull apart so that it has a shredded texture.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 Celsius)

 Soften butter and cream cheese. Stir to a smooth consistency. Add cooked or shredded chicken to the bowl.

Divide crescent dough apart into small balls and roll them out into circles as needed.

Place a couple spoonfuls of the creamy chicken mixture into the center of the crescent to fill it. Then fold the crescent around the mixture so that none of it is showing, forming it into a "pillow".

In a separate smaller bowl, put the egg and a little bit of water, maybe a couple tablespoons worth and beat together. Dip the "pillow" into the blended egg. After dipping into the blended egg, proceed to dip it into the crushed saltine crackers and place on cookie sheet. Repeat for the remaining crescents.

Cook the pillows at 400 F (200 Celsius) for 20 minutes keeping an eye on them to avoid overcooking them.

For the sauce topping:
If you are making cream of chicken soup from scratch your mixture will already be warm. Add the two spoonfuls of sour cream and cheese to your liking. 
If you are using canned cream of chicken soup, combine the soup with the milk in a sauce pan. Add the two spoonfuls of sour cream and cheese to your liking. 

***Based on the amount of canned crescent roll dough, this recipe makes eight chicken pillows. I usually double this recipe. Making the homemade crescent roll recipe allows you enough dough to double this recipe.

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