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My mom always made chicken pillows growing up, but I hated them. It was the cream cheese that I hated. I just was not a fan. The older I got I decided to experiment and the more I learned to love Mom’s Cheesy Chicken Pillows on those busy days where you just don’t feel like slaving in the kitchen.
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We prefer to use left over rotisserie chicken or well seasoned breasts, but use whatever you have available. The rotisserie chicken just usually tends to be a little more moist and flavorful compared to cooking up a plain breast in the oven.
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And while Mom didn’t do this, we actually serve ours up with a little gravy because I’m saucy, Cade is saucy and we are the adults so we get to do that kind of thing now.
Oh how we love Mom's cheesy chicken pillows! ohsweetbasil.com

This is the old picture from when I first shared this recipe. My girlfriend adds mushrooms which Cade enjoys so you can see that in there, I tend to skip them.

Can You Cook Chicken from Frozen?

It is perfectly safe to cook frozen chicken in the oven (or on the stove top) without defrosting it first.

Remember that it’ll generally take about 50 percent longer than the usual cooking time for thawed chicken.

Is Cream Cheese and Neufchatel the Same?

Neufchâtel is made using milk exclusively.

Cream cheese is made with milk and cream.

American Cream Cheese and American Neufchâtel can be used interchangeably!

Mom’s Cheesy Chicken Pillows

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Mom's Cheesy Chicken Pillows

4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 Can Crescent Rolls Pillsbury
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken's breast meat picked off or 2-3 Large Split Breasts cooked with poultry seasoning
  • 8 oz. Neufchatel Cheese
  • 1 Cup Mushrooms* optional thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter softened
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Pinch Black Pepper fresh ground
  • 1 Cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs in a dish
  • 3 Tablespoons butter melted, in another dish

For the Gravy

  • 1 Packet Chicken Gravy
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup


  • Heat oven to 350
  • Mix the chicken, cream cheese, butter, cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Flatten out the crescent roll triangles and fill each with a large spoonful of the chicken mixture.
  • Roll the pillows in the melted butter and then the seasoned bread crumbs.
  • Bake for 20-30 min or until lightly golden brown.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy or whatever sides you desire.

For the Gravy

  • Prepare according to directions or whisk together the gravy mix according to directions and add a can of soup.


to reheat, cover with foil and place in 350 degree oven until hot
Nutrition Facts
Mom's Cheesy Chicken Pillows
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 722 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 212mg71%
Sodium 1685mg73%
Potassium 956mg27%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 60g120%
Vitamin A 1016IU20%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 242mg24%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

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  • I LOVE chicken pillows! I will have to try your recipe! Also, I am with you. Always need to be a saucy with chicken pillows. It just adds something nice, you know!

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  • ooooooh my mom used to make chicken pillows all the time and all of a sudden that sounds FANTASTIC (and I love the gravy idea)

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  • Wow… it might be my new favorite. That looks amazing!

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  • This chicken sounds amazing! I love that you used crescent rolls. I love those things.

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