Chicken Pillows

January 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Chicken, Main Dish, Supper, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We love chicken.  It’s good for us and there are about a million ways to fix it.  Tonight, I grabbed a recipe that was printed off in an e-mail dated January 12, 2007 and messed around with it and came up with Chicken Pillows.  I’ve seen similar recipes around the internet.

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts

PAM, butter flavor spray

chicken seasoning – I used McCormick’s Perfect Pinch Original Chicken Seasoning

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray small casserole dish with butter-flavored PAM.

Lay chicken breasts in dish and shake like crazy!  I really coated my chicken with the spices; it smelled so good!

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Cover with foil and bake for one hour.

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Remove from dish and set aside to cool.  Raise temperature on oven to 375 degrees F.  Gather next ingredients:

4 ounces of cream cheese

3 tbsp. mayo

1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

two green onions, diced

1/2 tsp. garlic salt

dash of black pepper

1 package of REGULAR Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, opened and divided into eight triangles

1 jar of Heinz Classic Chicken Gravy

PAM, butter flavored spray

Parsley, optional

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Toss the cream cheese, mayo, cheddar cheese, green onions, garlic salt and pepper into a medium bowl.

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I used a fork to mix it up since my cream cheese was a bit firm from being in the fridge.  Next time, I’ll take it out maybe 20 minutes before trying to mix it up.  Once everything is mixed nicely, cut up the chicken into tiny pieces.

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Toss the chicken into the cream cheese mixture and mix again.

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Looks good already, doesn’t it?

Okay, now lay out one of the crescent triangles and plop about 2 tbsp. of chicken on the large section.

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Fold up the crescent around the chicken and continue to roll up the crescent.

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Make sure you close the roll all the way, so that the chicken won’t fall out while it bakes.

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There’s one pillow finished!  Now only seven more to go.  Spray a casserole dish with PAM and plop the tiny pillows in.  I sprinkled parsley on top of my pillows; they needed a bit of color.

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Now, here’s what I did:  pour the gravy around the chicken pillows.  Bake for 20 minutes.  But, after taking them out of the oven after baking, I had a PROBLEM*

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They came out of the oven hot and bubbly and smelling chicken-y and spicy.

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*PROBLEM:  the dough in some of the pillows was NOT thoroughly baked.  NEXT TIME, I will bake the pillows FIRST for 10 minutes, then add the gravy and bake for 10 more minutes.  Tonight, we each had a pillow, and after realizing that the dough was doughy, I put them back into the hot oven for another 10 minutes.

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After the second baking, they were cooked all the way through.  Out of eight pillows, there was only one left.  I think this dish will be made again.

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