Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Chicken Pillows

I'm one of those people who pins recipes all the time but makes the same thing over & over.
I have such good intentions to make new things, but I keep coming back to the good stuff.
One of my favorites I found was this recipie for chicken pillows from Chef In Training.
This dish is so freaking delicious I think I could eat it every day.
I did a few of my own little tweaks to make it seriously my perfect dinner meal, and my family loves it as well.
It microwaves well. Its amazing when it first comes out of the oven.
Harper loves it. No, but really. She freaks out when I pull the leftovers out of the fridge to heat up.

You can see from the link above the original recipie, but like I said, I changed some stuff around to fit my specific taste. 

  • 1 pound cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 8 ounce can of Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
  • Shredded cheese of your favorite variety
  •  1 can Cream of Chicken soup
  • 2-3 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Shredded cheese

1. Place chicken on stove top to boil & preheat your oven to 400*.
2. Once chicken is boiled, you want to shred it. My best advice is to use a Kitchen Aid mixer, while using this utensil on it.
It works great & is super easy. Throw the cooked chicken in there, turn that baby on & you've got some perfectly shredded chicken in 30 seconds or less!
3. Soften the butter & cream cheese & stir them together until you have a smooth consistency.
I put them both in the microwave for a few seconds because I'm honestly awful at remembering to take food out of the fridge to soften so, I cheat a little. Sue me.
4. Mix the butter/cream cheese mixture in with the shredded chicken.
5. Flatten out the crescent rolls onto a greased cookie sheet.

6. Grab some of the butter/cream cheese and chicken, and ball them up. Place them on the bigger end of the crescent roll
*This is where I added some of my own stuff..I sprinkle some cheese on top of the chicken here because can there ever be too much cheese?

7. You're going to roll up the crescent roll, or "pillow" around the chicken. Make sure all the corners are covered of the chicken so nothing falls out! Don't want to loose that gooey inside!

8. Now, you're going to grab 3 bowls.
You will put the egg, beaten, with a few tablespoons of water, in one bowl, the crushed Ritz crackers in another bowl & the cheese in the third bowl.
*I also added the Ritz crackers from the original recipe. She uses Saltines, but I like how Ritz taste better!
**Tip: I leave the Ritz crackers in the sleeve and use one of those meat  crusher things (I don't know what its called!?) and just crush the crackers in the sleeve. So much easier than doing it by hand and making a huge mess!

9. Take the chicken pillow & dip it in the egg. From there, you will roll it around in the crushed crackers, and sprinkle it with cheese!
10. Throw those bad boys in the oven for 20 minutes & soon your taste buds will be thanking you.

While those are cooking, you'll want to make the sauce. This sauce really makes the meal!
On the stove, you will want to mix the Cream of Chicken Soup, milk, and sour cream.
The amount of sour cream that you use is honestly up to you, as it will depend what you want the consistency to be. The more sour cream you use, the thicker it will be! The less you use, it will be runnier.

Heat it all up on the stovetop until its a smooth consistency. At the end, you'll add however much cheese you want & boom, the sauce is done! 

Your pillows should be just about done now, but make sure you keep checking them in case your oven cooks them a lot faster or you need to add more time. You just want them to be slightly browned on top because who likes burnt chicken pillows!?

Put one of those little guys on your plate, pour some of the sauce on top & enjoy Heaven.
You're welcome. 

Dig in & enjoy!!
These things are seriously addicting & melt in your mouth.
Let me know if you make them how you like them! :)  


  1. Replies
    1. giiiiirl they are amazing. i seriously recommend trying them sometime when you feel like being unhealthy! hah

  2. YUM YUM YUM!! And I'm totally with you on swapping out the saltines for the Ritz!

    1. they are SO much better! I looooove Ritz so much!

  3. OMG, I'm having major cravings looking at your recipe right now. This is super yummy and I need to try it :)

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    1. Definitely try it on a night when you're feeling like you don't care about calories! haha

  4. Replies
    1. yes girl-soooo good! Try it some time!


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