Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking

October 1, 2008

Creamy Chicken Pockets

Filed under: chicken, main dish — Emily @ 3:38 am

I saw this recipe on my friend Nikki’s food blog and I knew immediately that I would have to make it asap. I am a huge fan of anything involving crescent rolls. It definitely did not disappoint. And it was very easy to pop back into the oven for leftovers (350 for 15 minutes or so). Excuse the picture with my ugly cookie sheet.

Creamy Chicken Pockets


2 tbsp olive oil
4 small chicken breasts, diced
1/2 cup minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 tablespoons milk
2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat olive oil in large skillet. Brown chicken with onions and garlic.

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine until smooth. Add the chicken, kosher salt, breadcrumbs, pepper, and milk. Mix well.

Separate crescent dough into eight rectangles, firmly pressing perforations of two triangles to seal into rectangle. Spoon 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture onto the center of four rectangles. Top with remaining rectangles and seal edges.

Place pockets on an ungreased cookie sheet or baking stone. Brush tops of pockets with melted butter; sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Source: Allrecipes



  1. I’m hungry for these right now! But, since I’m in Nashville I’m going to focus on getting my Chick-fil-a fix! 🙂 Wish you were here!!

    Comment by Nikki — October 1, 2008 @ 4:36 am

  2. Emily,

    I made these last night for Brian and me. He loved it. Wanted to let you know that your blog has really spiced up our normaling mundane routine of meals. I am usually on a rotation, poor Brian. I was never taught how to cook or watched my mother cook, so marriage was initiation by fire. We pretty much eat every meal at home and I don’t really have time to scan cookbooks. You have it so easy b/c I can just take a quick look at the blog and see if there’s anything new I can print off. I’ve also made your herb potato salad and death by chocolate cake. All were wins! Brian showed me your blog which I guess was a hint that he needed more variety than he was getting.

    So thank you for sharing your talent! and Brian thanks you too 🙂

    Comment by Heather Cromer — October 10, 2008 @ 1:36 pm

  3. My mom used to make these when I was little! Thrilled to find the recipe – thanks so much for posting.

    Comment by Linda — July 12, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

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