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creamy chicken pillows

(17 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kathy Cromer
Owenton, KY

I found 101 and more ways on the food blogs and recipe sites to make these cute pillows! I decided to just make them my way and not follow anyone else's recipe! I was really surprised by how filling they were and also very good! They are really good with or without the gravy depending if you like chicken gravy or not. This recipe is another one that I will add to my chicken file because I cook a lo of chicken and love to find as many ways I can switch it up for my family! 2 thumbs up from my family! A tip for dicing the chicken: I diced it while it was still partially frozen! Works great!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Wow, these chicken roll-ups are very tasty! Such terrific flavors from easily accessible ingredients. The crescent dough is stuffed with cream cheese, butter, and seasonings. Once baked, the chicken is tender, juicy, and filled with flavor. A simple gravy or dipping sauce adds a nice creamy element to the dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(17 ratings)
yield 3 -4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For creamy chicken pillows

  • 1 lb
    boneless skinless chicken tenderloins or breast, diced small
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced dry onion
  • 0.7 oz
    packet dry Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 12 oz
    can big & buttery crescent rolls
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 tsp
    cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 2 c
    Panko Italian crispy bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp
    poppy seeds
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 3/4 oz
    cream of chicken soup
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c

How To Make creamy chicken pillows

  • Browned diced chicken combined with cream cheese and melted butter.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat olive oil in a skillet and add diced chicken. Brown until juices run clear, about 15 minutes. Blend cream cheese and 2-3 Tablespoons melted butter until smooth. Add to the skillet of chicken.
  • Seasonings, onion, and milk added to chicken.
    Add Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, milk, and onions. Simmer for 5 minutes and mix well.
  • Chicken mixture placed in crescent dough and rolled.
    Unroll the crescent rolls out to their triangle shape. Spoon chicken mixture onto the center of each separated dough, leaving a little room on the sides and top. Rolling from the top towards the small end and then pinching the sides together, this will turn out somewhat like a ball.
  • Chicken rolls dipped in melted butter, bread crumbs, and poppy seeds.
    In a bowl, roll crescent roll in the remaining melted butter and then in bread crumbs. In a separate bowl, place poppy seeds and roll crescent in them.
  • Creamy Chicken Pillows baking in the oven.
    Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the rolls are done (slightly brown).
  • Cream of chicken soup, mayo, sour cream, and milk in a saucepan for gravy.
    To make the gravy, combine cream of chicken soup, sour cream, mayo, and 1/4 cup of milk. Cook over medium heat until heated through.
  • Gravy drizzled over Creamy Chicken Pillows.
    Top chicken rolls with gravy.