Mom’s Cheesy Chicken Pillows

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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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Yield: 6

Mom's Cheesy Chicken Pillows

Mom's Cheesy Chicken Pillows
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken's breast meat picked off or 2-3 Large Split Breasts, cooked with poultry seasoning
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg Neufchatel Cheese
  • 1 Cup Thinly Sliced Mushrooms* optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Softened Butter
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Pinch of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 Cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs (In a dish)
  • 3 Tablespoons Melted butter (In another dish)

For the Gravy

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

Instructions

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

For the Gravy

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1068 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 242.2mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 51.9g Fiber: 2.2g Sugar: 6.2g Protein: 63.7g

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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7 comments on “Mom’s Cheesy Chicken Pillows”

  1. 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!

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

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