When I’ve had a particularly busy or stressful day, I have certain comfort food items that are my go-to choices, and these crunchy chicken cream cheese crescents are at the top of the list. I like to make things from scratch, but this is one recipe I don’t mind using a few store-bought items for because it’s just so good.
I got the recipe from a church friend about twelve years ago, and it quickly became a favorite. Let me warn you up front, it sounds a little odd, or at least it did to me when I first got the recipe. I was actually quite skeptical before the first time I made these (and before I fell in love with them). The recipe consists of Pillsbury crescent roll pockets filled with chive & onion cream cheese and chicken, and then rolled in uncooked Stove Top Stuffing mix. So easy, right?
I wish I could bake some of these for you right now, because seriously, once you smell them baking in the oven you get how amazing these will be – plus, if I baked some for you, that’d mean I get some too. We don’t have them often at the house, because they’re kind of a treat, but they’re awesome to take to get-togethers; they’ve been a hit at every party we’ve taken them to. Be prepared for people to ask you for the recipe!
- Two tubs of cream cheese with chives & onions
- 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
- Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
- Two tubes of Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
- In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and chicken until well blended.
- Separate the crescent roll dough into the eight triangles.
- Take one triangle and put 1-2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture in the center (I always eyeball it).
- Fold the edges of the dough up to where they meet and press the seams so it is sealed well. There is no “right” way to do this – just make sure it’s sealed up well and you’re good to go! Fill and seal all of the the dough.
- Pour some Stove Top Stuffing into a separate shallow bowl, and in a separate small bowl melt the 2 tablespoons of butter.
- Dip each crescent into the melted butter, and then press it into the stuffing, coating on well on all sides.
- Place crescents on two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper (and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the crescent roll dough looks golden brown.