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Easy Peasy Cheesy Crescent Chicken Pockets

Updated on July 16, 2015
Easy Peasy Cheesy Crescent Chicken Pockets
Easy Peasy Cheesy Crescent Chicken Pockets | Source
5 stars from 1 rating of Crescent Chicken Pockets

This recipe is courtesy of my friend Shelby Bates. We get together for dinner quite often and switch off making meals.

One night we'll make a meal at our house, and the next she'll make one at hers. It's nice to have a large repertoire of easy-to-make meals for a small group of people for just such occasions.

As our dinner parties are usually last minute, it's also nice to have precooked chicken breasts available to grab and thaw quickly for quick meals in the oven.

I figured that since we were switching off making meals together, that we could offer you a chance at all of these same meals. When I asked Shelby about it, she was thrilled.

So these pictures, and this recipe is courtesy of her, donated to my growing book of recipes.

You won't see the steps in cooking the chicken breast in this recipe because she just used pre-cooked chicken breasts that she had set aside for just such an occasion.

She is currently in college full-time and has a load of other responsibilities that keep her super busy all day. So when she gets home at night and doesn't have time for a huge meal, she likes to be able to just toss something in the oven.

Other than the short time it took her to thaw the precooked chicken breasts, this meal was quick and easy, and only took 30 minutes in the oven (just enough time for her to get ready for dinner guests).

As simple as this recipe seems, it was truly delicious! The croissants were crispy, the insides were creamy, and I even went back for seconds, it was so yummy!

This was definitely going to be repeated in our own home.

Step One: Prepare your cream of chicken soup
Step One: Prepare your cream of chicken soup | Source
Step Two: Shred your chicken; In this case, we just used a chicken breast cooked on another night
Step Two: Shred your chicken; In this case, we just used a chicken breast cooked on another night | Source
Step Three: Roll out your crescent rolls and sprinkle each with shredded chicken and shredded cheese
Step Three: Roll out your crescent rolls and sprinkle each with shredded chicken and shredded cheese | Source
Step Four: Roll over the sides of each of your crescent rolls over the toppings
Step Four: Roll over the sides of each of your crescent rolls over the toppings | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves 4 people 2 crescent chicken pockets each

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 regular can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, any flavor
  • 1 (8 count) can crescent rolls

Instructions

  1. Begin by thawing your chicken breast.
  2. If it has not already been cooked, this would be a great time to do so. I suggest 400 degrees F for an hour in a sprayed casserole dish.
  3. Int he meantime, prepare a 9x13 inch casserole dish by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying it with cooking spray.
  4. On the stove, add your can of cream of chicken soup. However, instead of adding in a can of water, add instead a can of milk.
  5. Once your chicken is finished thawing/cooking, you'll want to lower your oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Then shred your chicken on a cutting board.
  6. Unroll your crescent roll package and roll out each crescent roll flat.
  7. Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of shredded chicken into the middle of each crescent roll.
  8. Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of cheese on top of the shredded chicken in the middle of each crescent roll.
  9. Fold up the sides of each crescent over the toppings.
  10. Press the edges all around each pocket the seal in the toppings.
  11. Lay each one evenly spaced into your prepared casserole dish and pour your cream of chicken mixture over the top of all of your crescent pockets.
  12. Pop it into the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  13. Serve by portioning out 2 crescent pockets per plate and sprinkling each with the juices leftover in the pan.
  14. I suggest serving with a side of steamed broccoli and homemade mashed potatoes.
  15. Yummy! Yummy!
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Step Five: Pinch the sides down around the edges to seal the toppings inStep Six: Place all of your crescent pockets into a prepared 9x13 inch casserole dishStep Seven: Pour your cream of chicken over the top and bake for 30 minutesStep Eight: Pour the juices from the bottom of the pan over your pockets when you serve themStep Nine: Enjoy!!
Step Five: Pinch the sides down around the edges to seal the toppings in
Step Five: Pinch the sides down around the edges to seal the toppings in | Source
Step Six: Place all of your crescent pockets into a prepared 9x13 inch casserole dish
Step Six: Place all of your crescent pockets into a prepared 9x13 inch casserole dish | Source
Step Seven: Pour your cream of chicken over the top and bake for 30 minutes
Step Seven: Pour your cream of chicken over the top and bake for 30 minutes | Source
Step Eight: Pour the juices from the bottom of the pan over your pockets when you serve them
Step Eight: Pour the juices from the bottom of the pan over your pockets when you serve them | Source
Step Nine: Enjoy!!
Step Nine: Enjoy!! | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 crescent chicken pockets
Calories 385
Calories from Fat180
% Daily Value *
Fat 20 g31%
Carbohydrates 20 g7%
Protein 20 g40%
Cholesterol 89 mg30%
Sodium 600 mg25%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
The Sign of a Good Meal
The Sign of a Good Meal | Source

Personal Review

This can be such a healthy meal if you choose without adding any extra time to your recipe.

Consider making your own Alternative to Cream of Chicken Soup with butter, flour, chicken broth and milk to get rid of many of the chemicals and preservatives found in the pre-made canned version.

It only takes an extra few minutes and the results will be fresh, creamy, hot, and delicious!

Think about making your own Healthier Crescent Rolls the night before to avoid many of the preservatives and other unnecessary ingredients in the pre-made canned version.

But if all of that sounds like too much work, just consider baking or grilling your chicken and using a white cheese, an this alone will give you the lower calorie count you're looking for.

Don't let these suggestions be anything more than just that though. This was one of the better chicken recipes I've ever eaten. It truly was delicious!

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Oh, and not only were they easy to do, they were delicious too! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

      Thank you for your comments. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Your title drew me in and now I'm wanting these really bad. Its such a great idea for feeding a family.

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying my recipes! :)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Mmm another great recipe to save.

      Eddy.

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Thanks! I'll keep it up then. :) I really appreciate the two of you always having my back, encouraging me, and offering your suggestions. It really means a great deal to me.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Count me in on all Easy Peasy. Wonderful stuff and I think having chicken breasts always on hand is when I am doing it right.

      Great recipe

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      I'm so glad you enjoyed it. When I make it again I'll likely replace the pictures as well. :)

      Thanks for the comments!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love the easy peasy heading consistency....name recognition and building a tag like that are huge in the online game...well done...and I love this recipe.

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      It was delicious! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments! :)

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I can almost smell this chicken from this side of my screen :-) It looks just delicious and I am sure that eating that with good friends make it even more yummy :-)

      Have a nice weekend!

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