chicken pillows*

Evidently these little guys are a Utah favorite. However, I never heard of them until I made them on Saturday. I must not get out much. I found these on a blog and it is one of my best finds to date. These chicken pillows are AMAZING!!

My hubby and father-in-law worked on our deck on Saturday, so I needed to make them a yummy and filling lunch for all of their hard work. I served these delicious bundles of joy with some loaded mashed potato casserole (recipe coming soon) and roasted green beans.


Chicken Pillows
recipe seen on The Girl Who Ate Everything

Mix together with mixer (or by hand if your cream cheese is soft enough):
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup sour cream

Stir in:
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 ½ Tablespoons dried chives
1 ½ Tablespoons fresh onion minced
3 chicken breasts, cooked and diced (around 3 cups)

Assemble Pillows:
2 (8 ounce) cans Pillsbury crescent rolls
1/4 cup melted butter
Italian bread crumbs (around 2 cups)

Gravy:
1 (14.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 (0.87) package chicken gravy mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and sour cream until well combined. You can do this by hand if your cream cheese is soft enough. Stir in salt, pepper, onion, chives, and diced chicken.


Using Pillsbury crescent rolls, take 2 triangular rolls and push together at perforated seam to make into a square. Make sure you seal the perforations well so your filling doesn't come out. Put about 3 tablespoons of chicken mixture in the center of each square. Fold the dough corners to the center over the chicken mixture forming a pillow.


Dip each pillow in melted butter on both sides. Roll in bread crumbs on both sides. Shake excess crumbs off.


Place chicken pillow on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.


Make gravy by mixing one package of chicken gravy mix, one can of cream of chicken soup and 3/4 can of water in a small pot. Mix together and heat until warm. Serve chicken pillows with gravy poured over top.


These things are like heaven. I love the mixture in the middle. It has so much flavor and boy are they filling! I made 8 of them because I thought they would be kind of small. No way Jose, these things are very big! I ate two and seriously thought I was going to explode. So if you have been living in a hole like me and haven't tried this Utah tradition of a food, you better try it because they are pretty darn good!

-alyssa*

1 comments:

Anonymous said...
December 3, 2012 at 6:14 AM

Just getting ideas for my book club party - this is the first meal I ever made for Uncle Kerry 25 years ago! Aunt Tami

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