Chicken Packets

By popular demand, I bring you the chicken packet recipe. These chicken packets are amazingly delicious. I wish I had my digital camera (still waiting for it in the mail) so I could show you the steps. That wouldn't really be necessary because it's really easy, but it so much fun to do picture recipes.Sorry, got sidetracked but without further ado:

You'll need:
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts (if you are like me, you cook a bunch and save the rest for quesadillas and such later on in the week)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese (the little square package)
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives (or you can get the chive flavored cream cheese which is what I normally do)
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 breadcrumbs (i buy the Italian kind in the fancy round tube, they add a little flavoring to the packet, last time I made these packets I didn't realize I ran out so we had them without the breadcrumbs. It works but they aren't as tasty. And they look sad. You can also use crushed up flavored croutons, but I didn't have those around either.
  • 2 packages of the regular normal crescent rolls. Not these weirdos.
  • 1/4 cup butter
In a bowl, mix the chicken, the cream cheese (softened), the chives (if they aren't in the cream cheese) and the milk.

This recipe makes 8 packets but it is easy to freeze for later if there aren't enough of you. Just put half of the mixture in a little freezer bag. Next time you want chicken packets, take it out the night before and pick up here the next day. Cause if you just half the recipe, what will you do with 1.5 ounces of cream cheese chives?

Now unroll the crescent rolls. They will be 8 triangles per package. Make the 8 triangles into 4 rectangles by pinching the diagonals closed and separating the verticals. That sounds really complicated but if you are looking at the roll of dough, it should make perfect sense.

Put a dollop of the chicken/cheese mixture on one side of each of the rectangles. Try to evenly spread it out or some of you packets might be too full and unable to close. Now fold the other sides over so you have a bunch of fat little bundle of goodness. Pinch all the seams so it doesn't fall apart.

Now melt the butter in a small bowl and put the bread crumbs in another small bowl. Take each packet and dip it in the butter then in the breadcrumbs then place it on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes.

Jess - I have never made mine in to a braid although that might be good for us. I typically want about 1.5 packets while Craig eats 2.5. That works out great for one package of rolls and half a bag of mixture but I think a braid sounds more sophisticated then Craig taking my last half a packet off my plate. Please share.


  1. yay! that sounds delicious! with the bread crumbs, its 1/2 what? cup? or mixture? i will copy this and make it for my future husband the next time i get to see him :)

  2. It's half a breadcrumb obviously. No, actually that should be half a cup although I don't really measure, I just pour some in a bowl and add more later if I need it.

  3. mackenzie... i am going to try to do my best to explain the braid with NO pictures...

    i use 8 oz of cream cheese in my recipe...makes 'em more sinful i think? and i always use cheese garlic croutons for the breadcrumbs. makes them so yummy...

    you take the two packages of crescent rolls, and separate into the little triangles. dip one side in butter, dip in bread crumbs, and then lay crumb side down on a cookie sheet, with the wide end in the middle, and the points on the outside. continue this pattern, overlapping so you'll have a solid piece of crescent rolls down the middle for the filling. press and seal the wide ends together, but they should overlap slightly. spoon the filling down the middle, then "braid" the pointy ends over the filling. if necessary, brush with more butter and press on more breadcrumbs...it can be messy...

    you may have to adjust the bake time...i can't remember. i just cook it till it's brown.

    you can also do this on a round pizza stone, and make a nice circle to serve at a party.

    i'll, uh..do this with pictures for you sometime. i promise.

  4. Thanks, MacKenzie! I'll have to make that for my gentleman caller sometime.

  5. I think I understand the braid, I'll try that next time.