Crescent Chicken Squares is a recipe my mom used to make when I was a kid; it was one of my favorites. And, I loved helping her make it! Get your kids involved in this one.
Chicken and cream cheese in crescent rolls. So family friendly. So easy, and so good.
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My husband helped me update the flavors to our current tastes by adding a bit more herbs and spices.
If you have kids (or spouse) who like plain food, you may want to leave the garlic powder and thyme out, and cut back on the pepper.
The more you stir the mixture, the smoother, or more pate-like it will become.
So, if you want a nice smooth mixture inside your packets, keep stirring.
If you want to keep it a bit chunky, just lightly mix it.
I like the kick that the pimento adds to this.
If you want, you could use roasted red peppers instead of pimento.
Make it a meal
These Chicken Squares would be a perfect kid-friendly meal when served with a simple green salad with Mom’s Salad Dressing or some nice Cranberry Pecan Broccoli Salad or Stove Top Ranch Carrots, or delicious Potluck Broccoli Salad and a big slice of Chocolate Lasagna for dessert.
Other super easy kid-friendly recipes my mom used to make
I’ve shared some of my mom’s recipes that I always loved as a kid, and even into adulthood. Italian Apricot chicken, Strawberry Shortcake, Party Punch, and Chocolate Candy Cookies.
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Crescent Chicken Squares
- 1 cup shredded chicken
- 3 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives or onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped pimento
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons butter melted, plus additional for brushing the tops
- ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 package quick crescent rolls
- a few pinches of seasoned salt for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Mix all ingredients, except crescent rolls in a medium bowl. Divide rolls into 4 rectangles, sealing perforations if there are any. Fill each rectangle with ¼ of the chicken mixture. Pull the 4 corners of the dough to the center and give a little twist to the dough at the top. Brush the tops of the packets with melted butter and sprinkle with a pinch of seasoned salt. Bake 15-20 minutes.
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They sound so delicious and so very simple. I love giving the food memories I have from my childhood a bit of an update.
Looks delicious! Love simple recipes like this. Perfect to make as a game day appetizer or to serve at a party.
I want some right now! I already made these for my kids because they were so easy and I had the ingredients. Kids loved them! Thanks
What a simple and delicious idea! Can’t wait to give these a go! Thanks for sharing 🙂
What a wonderful idea! I’ve never seen chicken served in a crescent roll, but definitely love the way it looks and sounds! thanks for sharing!
Looks so elegant!
Love using crescent rolls for dishes like this one. The kids love a grab and go option!
I love making my mom’s old recipes now! So much fun!
These look delicious! My family will love them, and I’ll love how easy they are!
Would love these for breakfast. They look absolutely delicious! And super yum! What a great recipe!
Can these be baked a couple of hours ahead of serving time? Or do they need to be baked last-minute?
Linda, they are probably best baked last minute. But, you could make everything ahead of time, put the chicken in the crescents, place them on a baking tray, cover the tray with plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge until ready to bake. My husband did eat them cold as leftovers, and said they were good that way too. My mom also served them to me as a kid at room temp (baked a couple hrs before). So, I guess it’s all how impressive you want them to be. lol
I made these! The crescent chicken squares are delicious. My housemate and I loved them. Easy to prepare, lovely to eat. I will definitely make them again.
I’ve made this for years with original Pillsbury recipe! It’s delicious!
Love this recipe my grandparents used to make it for me and I never knew what it was called until recently so thank you for sharing this