Croissant Chicken

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Croissant Chicken

This was one of the first recipes I made as a blooming cook back in college. It's easy and is quite yummy. And now my little boy begs me to make it!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 20 min


3 ounces cream cheese
3 Tablespoons butter, melted (divided)
2 cups chicken, cooked & diced
salt and pepper, to taste
2 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon onion, finely chopped
1 (8 ounce) can croissant dinner rolls
3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Blend cream cheese and 1 Tablespoon butter until smooth. Mix in chicken, salt, pepper, milk and onions.

3. Separate dough into 4 rectangles- press perforations to eliminate seams. Spoon 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture onto the center of each rectangle. Pull 4 corners of dough to the top. Twist and seal to form a round ball.

4. Brush butter over each ball and roll in crumbs. Bake on un-greased cookie sheet 20-25 minutes.


*Using low fat cream cheese is fine.
*Pillsbury now sells rectangular-shaped croissant dough in one large piece. These are easier to cut and use since you don't have to worry about trying to seal two triangles together.
*For easy bread crumbs, pulse two pieces of bread (crust removed) in the food processor. Saute the bread crumbs in 1/2 Tablespoon butter in a saute pan; add salt, pepper, garlic or onion powder & dried parsley.

Source: (but I'm pretty sure this came from Pillsbury originally)

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  • Kathy Frederick wrote:

    These are fantastic. I always end up with more than the minimum required chicken; I had the Grands Croissants on hand which worked perfect. I tried sharing on Facebook but the main image is not working, it wants to grab the ads instead 🙁

  • Savannah Beginnings wrote:

    This is delicious! It was so easy but looked like a dish that I had spent much more time on. Thanks again!

  • Tara wrote:

    So super yummy! Love it, thanks again Recipe Girl!

  • Jack wrote:

    I liked how the tanginess of the cream cheese disppeared leaving a unique, light cheesy flavor and kept the chicken moist! All the great taste of a chicken pot pie without the gooey mess!