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

How to Make Chicken Pockets


  • 1If 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.
  • 2Mix 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.
  • 3Divide 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.
  • 4Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
    Serve with cranberry sauce if desired.
  • 5These 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.

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About Chicken Pockets

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