Chicken Pockets

Ursula Roll


My Mother-in-Law used to make these after Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with the left over turkey. I got the recipe from her and does what every cook does, altered it a bit and made it my own. I like it so much, I find myself going to Costco and getting a few of those 'Rotisserie Chickens" and not waiting for them to be 'leftovers'.

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Makes 4


30 Min


25 Min




3-4 oz
cream cheese
3 Tbsp
butter, melted
2 c
chicken, cooked and cut up, left overs works great
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
green onion, whites and green parts sliced
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 pkg
refrigerated crescent rolls or
rhodes rolls or other frozen roll dough thawed, or
fresh yeast dough of your choice

Directions Step-By-Step

If using packaged crescents rolls, form squares with 2 pieces by pinching together one long edge. May also use your own fresh roll dough or other favorite frozen roll dough, thawed. Just roll them out thin.
Mix together Cream Cheese Chicken, Milk, Salt, Pepper, Garlic, and green onion/chives slices, leaving the chicken in small chunks, and the cream cheese as well.
Divide mixture between the 4 prepared roll squares. Pinch together the edges forming a pocket. If using frozen yeast dough, pockets will be more round, instead of the square-ish shape of the crescent rolls. Place on a baking sheet, I line with Parchment, Brush with melted Butter.
Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
Serve with cranberry sauce if desired.
These can be pre-prepared and frozen. After you have mixed the filling, and filled the pockets, place on a parchment paper square, brush with melted butter, gently fold paper around pocket, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze. To bake these from FROZEN, place in a covered shallow casserole dish and bake in a 350 oven, covered for 40-45 minutes, then uncovered for 20-25 minutes more, brush with butter when you take the lid off.
Serve with cranberry sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Turkey
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy