Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chicken Pillows

I am 99.9% sure that everyone in Utah (if not the entire US) has a recipe for Chicken Pillows. So I guess that makes this a classic. Some of you may roll your eyes and say "Chicken Pillows" . . . seriously . . . but they are delish . . . so here they are.
I like a little crunch in mine so I always add either toasted chopped pecans, diced celery or green onion or all of the above when I have them on hand. Then I roll them in either panko crumbs, cracker crumbs, crushed corn flakes, crushed stuffing or croutons or whatever other brilliant ingredients that I have on hand. I top off my chicken pillows with homemade chicken gravy, but you can also use cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup thinned out.
I have been distracted from posting due to family reunions (had SOOOO much fun!!!) and my new obsession with geneology!!! I made a "spring cake" and "fall cupcakes" for a Relief Society Enrichment dinner and of course had to share more pics!
Chicken Pillows
Recipe by: Emily

1 Tube Crescent Rolls
2 cups Roasted Chicken, diced or shredded
1 8oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
2 Green Onions, chopped
1/4 cup Celery, chopped fine
1/4 cup Pecans, chopped and toasted
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs, cracker crumbs etc.

1. Combine the cream cheese, chicken, green onions, celery, pecans and salt and pepper together.
2. Unroll crescent rolls and evenly divide the chicken mixture onto each unrolled roll.
3. Roll or fold the crescent roll dough over the filling, making sure that all of the filling is enclosed in the dough, it will look "something like a pillow."
4. Roll the dough pillows in the melted butter and then in the crumbs. Place on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 14- 17 minutes or until golden brown. Top pillows with gravy to serve! Enjoy!


Tara said...

Oh my goodness! Can you believe that I've NEVER had a chicken pillow?! These are definitely going on my menu soon! I bet my kiddos will just love these!

Britt-Marie said...

I've heard of chicken pillows, but have never actually had them. I must be in the .1% Probably because my parents are transplants to Utah. Anyway, thanks for posting the recipe. I'll have to make them now.

Julie said...

I love the name "chicken pillows"...just sounds comforting and good. The cake is beautiful! I was contemplating trying to make a twilight cake for my dtr but decided it would just end up in frustration and tears :)

Kristen said...

The chicken pillows look really yummy. It doesnt help that I am hungry and looking at this picture.

Marie said...

Everything looks so tasty! We can't get crescent rolls here, so I'm going to have to just dream about chicken pillows . . . sigh . . .

teresa said...

i'm surprised because i'm from idaho, but never heard of these. they look like a lot of fun though, a reeeeally good.

Emily said...

Okay wow! I thought everyone would comment that "blah, blah Emily . . . yeah I have this recipe too" . . . try it! I think it would rock to do Chicken, cream cheese, artichokes hearts, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, and sundried tom's together too . . . I will have to try it!

Sara said...

Born and raised in Utah, never have eaten a chicken pillow...never have even heard of a chicken pillow....what does that mean? They look good though. Looks like an easy ace when feeding the family.

Pam said...

They look delicious! I've never heard of them and must give it a try! I'm new here and see lots of delicious things and am looking forward to more. Thanks for the recipe!

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