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chicken pillows with butter sauce

Recipe by
KatheyJo Hickey-Van Otten
Sparta, UT

This is a recipe that my daughter made up and we make a batch up now and then. It is really delicious and have included it among our family favorites. Darn, can't get the photos lined up right!!!!

yield 16 or 8 if each person takes two
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken pillows with butter sauce

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese-softened
  • 16 oz
    sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lg
    green onions-chopped
  • 6
    chicken breasts-cooked and chopped
  • 2
    jumbo size buttermilk refrigerated biscuits
  • 1/4 c
    melted butter-to roll pillows in
  • 2 c
    italian bread crumbs-coat each pillow
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 lb
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 c
    white flour
  • 3 qt
    chicken broth-pour little at a time

How To Make chicken pillows with butter sauce

  • 1
    Fill saucepan with enough water to cover the 6 pieces of chicken breast. Cook chicken in pan for about 1/2 hour, then take meat out to cool. Save the broth for the sauce. Shred the chicken and set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl add the cream cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions, and the spices, including the minced garlic. Mix well with your gloved hand. Add the shredded chicken and mix throughly.
  • 3
    Melt the butter and place in bowl. The biscuits usually come in a count of 8. Take each biscuit one at a time and roll out to size if a large saucer. Place about 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture in middle of rolled out biscuit. Fold up the sides like a gift and pinch those ends together, so they won't fall apart. Dip the chicken pillow in the melted 1/4 cup butter on both sides, then roll in the Italian bread crumbs. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
  • 4
    BUTTER SAUCE: place the one pound butter in saucepan an using a medium heat, melt the butter. Get your whisk ready as you will add the flour to the butter little at a time, mixing well as you do. It will become very thick.
  • 5
    Add the broth a little at a time, that you saved from cooking the chicken. Stir swiftly with whisk to smooth it all out. Don't thin it out by pouring all the broth in at one time. Is like making gravy. Add the salt and pepper and stir evenly.
  • 6
    Pour ladle full of sauce over one or two chicken pillows and serve with a green salad . Can top pillows with a bit of grated cheese.

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