Friday, March 19, 2010

Chicken Pillows (Packaged Food Free)

Rating: 5 stars
Prep time: Easy

The original recipe I had posted for this called for storebought crescent rolls and cream of chicken soup. Over the years, we've cut pretty much all packaged foods out of our diet, and so I've modified this recipe to suit our new way of eating.

6 oz. cream cheese
2 T butter
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
2-4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
2 batches of your favorite 8 or 9" pie crust
1/4 stick butter
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup milk

Soften butter and cream cheese. Mix in salt, pepper, and chicken. Roll out pie crust and cut into squares or rectangles; spoon filling into center and fold corners together to make a pillow. Cook at 375 for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve over rice.

For gravy: in small saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour. Cook 2-3 minutes until golden and bubbly, then stir in milk and cook for another minute (will thicken very fast). Add chicken stock and let cook, stirring frequently, for another 2-5 minutes or so or until gravy has thickened.


  1. We make a recipe almost identical to this one, so if you're looking for a fun variation, add about 1 Tbsp of chives and a dash of garlic powder to the cream cheese mixture. :)

  2. Yeah - I've seen a lot of variations on this. My Southern Living cookbook has a recipe for chicken pillows that is much fancier - the ingredient list is about a mile long! Really, I think you can put just about any spices/veggies/meats in that you want to. I'm a simple girl, though, so I like to keep mine simple.

  3. I tried this.... it was very good. I really want to try that Tres Lecha Cake too!

  4. Yeah - we really like these! And the Tres Leche cake is AMAZING. Seriously. Way better than the store bought kind!