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Chicken Cream Cheese Pockets

It’s Main Dish Monday and today I’m bringing you a quick and delicious meal you can whip up for your whole family within 30 minutes!

I found this chicken cream cheese pocket recipe in my family cookbook years ago and have been making it ever since.

The ingredients are simple, and the process to make them is a breeze! Not to mention it only takes a few minutes to toss together while everyone will think you spent longer making them!

These chicken cream cheese pockets are one of those recipes that a rotisserie chicken found at your local grocery store will come in handy, saving you even more time in the kitchen!

And the best part is that you can adapt these chicken cream cheese pockets into a freezer meal! Freezer meals really helped me out when I had my second child and are a great way to save money and time throughout the week! If you haven’t jumped on the freezer meal train, I suggest you give a them a try!

I have a feeling that this recipe will make its way into your family dinner rotation quickly after the first bite!

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Chicken Cream Cheese Pockets

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken cooked and pulled (Rotisserie chicken works great!)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced, or 1 small can of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can Pillsbury crescent rolls (We use the large rolls)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 (12 ounce) can Evaporated Milk
  • Corn Flakes, crushed (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine chicken, cream cheese, 2 Tablespoons of butter & mushrooms.
  3. Lay out a single crescent roll triangle. Stretch it out so that it is slightly bigger than normal.
  4. Place approximately 1/4 cup of chicken mixture in the center of crescent roll.
  5. Wrap dough around chicken mixture sealing up edges, creating a pocket.
  6. Continue to do this to each crescent roll.
  7. Place onto lined cookie sheet or in a greased casserole dish.
  8. Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter and brush on to each crescent roll.
  9. Add crushed corn flakes to top of each crescent roll, if desired.
  10. Bake in oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. While baking, combine evaporated milk and cream of chicken soup in a pot on the stove, medium heat. Stir to incorporate and cook until simmer.
  12. Turn off heat and allow to cool.
  13. Serve Chicken Cream Cheese pockets with dipping sauce.

Notes

If you are making these ahead for a freezer meal, follow directions above to create pockets. There are two ways to do the freezer method.

1. After assembling, but before cooking, place filled pockets on a cookie tray and freeze for 2 hours. Once frozen, place in a freezer ziploc bag for up to 2 months. When ready to use, remove and place frozen pocket on a lined cookie sheet. Bake at 325*F for 30 minutes. (do not thaw - bake frozen). NOTE: Each oven is different. So the heat time may take longer or less depending on your oven. My electric oven in Minnesota requires 30 minutes.

2. After assembling, cook as directed. When finished cooking, let cool completely. Place cool cookie sheet in freezer for 2 hours or until pockets are frozen. Place them in a freezer ziploc bag for up to 2 month. When ready to eat, place frozen pockets on cookie sheet and bake at 325*F for 20 minutes. NOTE: Each oven is different. So the heat time may take longer or less depending on your oven. My electric oven in Minnesota requires 30 minutes.

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Adapted From: Sandy Tippetts from the Laura Bowen Family Cookbook

 

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20 thoughts on “Chicken Cream Cheese Pockets

    • Thanks Krystal. We just had them again for dinner last night. I was thinking the next time I make them I’ll add some diced up green chillies (since we don’t do the mushrooms). So glad you liked them!!

  1. We had these for dinner on Sunday and they were a big hit! Since most of us don’t do the mushrooms either, I only did a few of those to try and the rest we used some chopped green onion and that was delicious too!

  2. Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tasty Tuesdays tomorrow on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats!

  3. In the freezer directions it says reheat when ready to eat. How would you recommend reheating? Oven or microwave? And for how long? Do you let them thaw at all or reheat straight from frozen? Thanks!

    • Hi Kayla! Thanks for stopping by! Yes I suppose directions on how to reheat it after freezing would be helpful! Sorry about that! There are two methods. I’ve updated the recipe to reflect the reheating time and ways! Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

  4. How about making these as an appetizer. either putting crescent triangle in mini muffin pans.
    I also though about making these with lining a 13×9 pan with seamless crescant roll, add filling, top with anothe seamless crescent roll. and bake these for an app. cut into 24 squares? Any thoughts?

    • Hi Linda! I like the way you think! I think they’d work well in the mini muffin tins. Just make sure to grease the muffin tins up so they don’t stick. And keep and eye on them as baking time may need to be adjusted – they’ll be done when they are golden. As far as the 24 squares, I wouldn’t think that would work too well for an appetizer. A meal sure. But I suspect the insides might squish out during cutting and I don’t know how cute they’d be {presentation is key with appetizers}. If you are looking for a few other appetizers that are ALWAYS a hit, check out our Strawberry Spinach Bruschetta, our Jalapeno Popper Dip and our Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Ball. Ok, we have a LOT more amazing appetizer than that {and they are all amazing} but those three are my absolute favorites to serve at parties! Let us know how the appetizers turn out! NUMMY!

  5. This was good using Pillsbury Grands biscuits. I used a muffin pan, and lined each muffin with a biscuit. Then filled the hole with the chicken mixture, and baked. When complete, we drizzled the dipping mixture on the muffins. It was heavenly!

  6. Have you ever tried adding a vegetable like diced carrots or peas to the chicken mixture? Was just trying tothink of a way to make them more of a complete meal.

  7. Hi Janelle. I’m so happy I found your recipe. I’m making it today. I’m thinking of adding raw spinach to my chicken mix. I have these chicken legs I want to cook before they get freezer burnt.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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