Creamy chicken packets were one of my favorite weeknight meals growing up — mainly because I loved anything with chicken, but also because I absolutely LOVE crescent roll dough! It’s so buttery and flaky… any recipe that’s wrapped in crescent roll dough get’s my approval!
Plus, I’m pretty sure my mom liked making it because it is just SO easy and uses simple ingredients I’d assume are readily available in most of our pantries.
Recipe for Creamy Chicken Packets:
Make 8 chicken packets
Ingredients for 8 Chicken Packets
- 2 -3 c. cooked & chopped chicken
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
- 2 T. Chives (I often use fresh from my garden this time of year but dried are fine)
- 1/2 t. garlic powder
- 2 packages refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 1/2 c. seasoned bread crumbs
Start by mixing the chicken, onions, milk, cream cheese, chives, and garlic in a bowl
Remove the crescent roll dough from the packages and divide into 8 rectangles (each rectangle is 2 triangles pressed together)
Press the two triangles together to eliminate the seam (otherwise the filling will seep out.)
Once you have 8 dough rectangles (I only have four in my pictures) scoop filling onto one side of the rectangle, fold the other side over the top, and pinch the ends together — kind of like a huge ravioli!
Place the chicken packets into a greased 9″x13″ baking pan (again, I’m making 4 in a 9″x9″ pan) and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake at 350*F. for 20 minutes or until packets are golden brown.
I got this recipe from my mom, but she got it from a school cookbook — so you know it’s fast, easy, and something real families will eat!
If you want to freeze this, I’d make up a big batch of the filling and freeze it in small portions (enough for 4 packets). Then, when you’re ready to make dinner, simply pop open a package of crescent roll dough, scoop in the filling, and bake.
These creamy chicken packets are delicious right out of the oven, and then cold the next day for lunch — so feel free to make a bunch!
What’s your favorite chicken dish?
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