'When I was expecting our third child, this was one of the meals I put in the freezer ahead of time,' recalls Jo Groth of Plainfield, Iowa. 'We now have four kids and they all like these rich chicken pockets. I've also made them with ham or smoked turkey,' she adds.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, chives, milk, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir in the chicken. Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into eight rectangles; press perforations together. Spoon about 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto the center of each rectangles. Bring edges up to the center and pinch to seal. Brush with remaining butter. Sprinkle with crushed croutons, lightly pressing down. Transfer to two ungreased baking sheets. Cover one baking sheet and freeze until firm; transfer squares to a covered container. May be frozen for up to 2 months. Bake remaining squares at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. To use frozen squares: Thaw in the refrigerator and bake as directed.

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Nutrition Facts

505 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 28.3g; fat 30.7g; cholesterol 91.4mg; sodium 834.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (52)

Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2009
Really good, with a couple of important changes. "Rich" barely begins to describe these so I added 2T of dijon mustard and some garlic powder & greek seasoning to the filling - delicious and helped to "lighten" the taste a bit. Also, my crescent rolls must've been larger than the original recipe called for, so I ended up making a change for appearance & serving size - took an unrolled crescent, put about 1/3C of filling in the wide end and tucked & rolled the edges over as I rolled it down like a crescent roll per pkg directions. Very, very pretty this way! Oh, and forgot the topping, but I don't feel it needs it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2007
I use this recipe alot. It's great and easy. You can cut each square into 4 small squares and put a tsp. of mixture in each making 32 little bundles. Great appetizer. I usually leave the crushed croutons off the top. Always gets compliments. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2008
Great basic recipe. I added a little sour cream, some garlic and onion powder and a little Italian seasoning as well as chopped fresh spinach. My family loved them!! Thanks a bunch;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2008
This is a great recipe. I added mixed vegetables to the cream cheese mixture which made it very tasty. Next time, I will reduce the amount of cream cheese that I use, as it was a little too rich for our liking. The crunchy stuffing croutons could be left out, however, I think that they give it a nice texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2007
Great! A few options: leave off the topping and drench in fresh white/cream sauce you made from scratch. Also, if you don't have leftover chick, just drain two cans of all white meat or mixed chicken. Add pimientos for color and a new dimension in the taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2010
These were very good. A friend had told me they were a little bland so when I made them, I added three tablespoons of chopped sun dried tomatoes and a clove of garlic. I also used low fat cream cheese and low fat crescent rolls. They were awesome!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
My husband loves these. I nixed the butter and used Neufchatel cheese to reduce the fat a bit. I also added a can of diced green chilies to the mix. If you don't have stuffing mix or bread crumbs on hand, crushed rice chex or corn flakes will do in a pinch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2011
Such an easy, hearty meal with a lovely presentation. I love having another meal in the freezer! This time, though, I halved the recipe and used left over meat from a rotisserie chicken. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2007
My husband loved the richness of these - especially because there's no veggies mixed in! :) I didn't have crescent rolls so I used jumbo butter biscuits - I put one biscuit on the bottom, the stuff on top of it, and topped it with another biscuit. I used half canned chicken and half deli ham. It was creamy and rich and very filling! It made 8 large sandwiches and I could only eat one, but the leftovers were still good! Read More
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