Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Savory Crescent Chicken Squares

I discovered this Pillsbury recipe quite some time ago, and it has become one of our favorites. It's a very simple recipe, and makes for a great weeknight meal :) It really reminds me of the "chicken bake" you can get at Costco. Though I've never tried it, I think these would be fabulous with some bacon crumbles added to the mix. It really is a great base recipe, and you can modify it to suit your tastes, like I did.

Savory Crescent Chicken Squares
from Doris Castle on

3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp butter or margarine, softened
2 cups cubed cooked chicken (this is 2-3 chicken breasts, depending on the size)
1 tbsp chopped fresh chives or onion (I often omit this, as we rarely have any on hand)
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp chopped pimientos, if desired (I omit this, but add 1/2 tsp Sambal Oelek chili paste since we like everything spicy!)
2 tbsp ranch dressing
1 (8 oz) can Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 tbsp butter or margarine, melted (I only use 1/2 tbsp)
3/4 cup seasoned croutons, crushed (I sprinkle with Johnny's Great Caesar Garlic Spread and Seasoning instead)

Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese and 1 tablespoon softened margarine; beat until smooth. Add chicken, chives, salt, pepper, milk and pimientos; mix well.

Separate dough into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto center of each rectangle. Pull 4 corners of dough to center of chicken mixture; twist firmly. Pinch edges to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush tops of sandwiches with 1 tablespoon melted margarine; sprinkle with crushed croutons.

Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. yum - I'll have to try these!

  2. Those look good. I'll have to try them.

  3. i've made these before, i also made some of the same modifications as you. This is definitely a good basic recipe.

  4. These look so good and really easy to put together. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I made them tonight for dinner and they were so good! Instead of pimentos, I added a small can of chopped green chilis. I also added some garlic powder and onion powder when I added the s&p. Thanks again!

  6. I just made them and they were delicious! I added fat free ranch with the cream cheese instead of the butter and added bacon and onions. It's my husbands favorite pizza toppings so he really loved this recipe. There are so many possibilities with it! I can wait to experiment with it some more!