Comfort in a Pocket

I found these Chicken Cresent Pockets on Yum. I changed it up just slightly to make it healthier and lower in fat. My version is below. If you are seeking comfort, this meal will definitely deliver! I served these with salad and parmesan garlic potatoes. These pockets are so creamy, and the flakiness of the crescent rolls compliments the filling perfectly. I called these Chicken Casserole Pockets because that is what it tastes like. The cream cheese really added a nice texture to the filling, so much so I might start using it in my chicken casserole! Adam and I thought you could really use the crescents to make several different versions of these “calzones” of sorts….barbecue chicken and bacon, pepperoni and mozzarella, or if he had his way a chicken pot pie pocket (but I hate chicken pot pie, so I won’t be making it that way).

Chicken Crescent Pockets
Source: Yum


6 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 T. butter, softened (I used light margarine)
2 large chicken breasts, baked & shredded
1 T. chopped Onion
1/2 t. salt, plus more for sprinkling
fresh ground pepper to taste
1 T. skim milk
1 T. Fat Free Ranch dressing
2 (8 oz) Reduced Fat cans refrigerated crescent rolls
Olive oil cooking spray
2 T. freshly grated Parmesan

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese and butter; beat until smooth. Add chicken, chives, salt, pepper, milk and ranch. Mix well.Separate dough into rectangles mound chicken mixture onto dough. For regular sized pockets, place chicken on one half of dough and fold remaining dough over top. Pinching edges to seal. For jumbo pockets, cover one rectangle with mixture and top with another, pinching edges to seal. Spray tops with olive oil spray, sprinkle with salt and Parmesan. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

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  1. Just like puff pastry, crescent dough wrapped around anything tastes great! I love the choice of fillings in this and you’re right – so comforting!

  2. These look so good! I’m with Joelen – wrap dough around it, and chances are good that I’ll love it!

  3. I love to use the garlic crescent rolls, but do not add any extra salt.

  4. I just printed the recipe. I'll have to try this! Sounds great!

  5. I just made this tonight and it was a hit (well, except with the 4yo, but who trusts 4yos with matters of taste?). Thank you so much for the great recipes!!