Savory Crescent Chicken Squares

Chicken things. That’s what we called them when we were kids. As in “Hey Mom, can you make those chicken things for dinner?” I’ve seen different takes on this recipe over the years, but this is the one that my Mom got from a friend… well, let’s just say a long time ago. 😉

Savory Crescent Chicken Squares

  • 3 ounces cream cheese – softened
  • 3 Tbsp melted margarine (or butter)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken (or 2 cans chicken)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 (8-count) can crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I use Italian)

Preheat oven to 350° F. Blend cream cheese with 2 Tbsp melted margarine until smooth. Add chicken, salt, pepper, milk, and onion. Mix well. Separate dough into 4 squares, pressing perforations to seal. Put 1/4 of the chicken mixture in the center of each square. Pull the corners up over chicken mixture and pinch together to seal. Brush tops with remaining margarine. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Place on a baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.

Here’s what the filling looks like…

 

All ready to put in the oven…

 

Golden brown and ready to eat…

 

I prefer to cook fresh chicken breast rather than using canned chicken. Simply boil your chicken in water to cover for about 20 minutes or until no longer pink. Cool and shred.  One chicken breast will usually be enough to yield the amount of cooked chicken you will need. But if you are in a hurry, they are just as tasty with canned chicken.

This is an easy recipe to double if you need more than 4 chicken squares to feed your family – or if you want extras for lunch tomorrow! I have to admit that I’ve even eaten them cold and they are still yummy. 🙂

Happy eating!

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

 

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