Chicken Pockets

Make cream cheese chicken pockets if you’re looking for an easy meal to make for breakfast or brunch.

Crescent rolls
Chicken Pockets

Chicken Pockets for Breakfast

Have you ever eaten chicken for breakfast? I’ve had chicken biscuits, but this morning I made chicken pockets with cream cheese – a wonderful easy meal for the holidays.

When I was a newlywed and learning how to cook, I discovered how to make chicken pockets with crescent rolls. For the Christmas holidays, I wanted to make different chicken recipes.

My husband and I are mainly eating chicken right now. So looking through my old cookbook for the recipe, I decided to make the easiest possible chicken pocket recipe – with canned chicken breast.

This morning I made the chicken pockets for breakfast and ate them with an egg and chicken omelet. I browsed online for other “chicken pocket” ideas after the chicken pocket breakfast. There are all kinds of ways to make them.

Other Chicken Pocket Ideas

I like the recipe on https://nunstheword.com for Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets. And I love how the author chooses a theme for the week when she cooks. Great for people with busy schedules. It’s also a good idea if you don’t necessarily love to be in the kitchen all the time trying to come up with something for dinner.

The cream cheese chicken pockets I made in the recipe below would be good to serve for any meal. Normally, I don’t eat chicken for breakfast. But that’s what was on my menu for today. It tasted very good with strawberry/rhubarb jelly.

Chicken Pockets

Cream cheese chicken pockets

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 330 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Can Chicjen Breast (Sam’s Club)
  • 2 Oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/8 Cup Shredded Mexican Cheese (four-cheese)
  • 2 tbsp Butter

Instructions

  1. Open the can of eight crescent rolls, and lay them out on a cookie sheet.

  2. Press them together in sets of two.

  3. Instead of eight triangle crescents, you'll have four rectangular crescents.

  4. Defrost the cream cheese in the microwave for about ten to twelve seconds, or bring them to room temperature prior to opening the crescent rolls.

  5. Mix the cream cheese, shredded cheese, and chicken.

  6. Put one heaping tablespoon of the chicken and cheese mixture onto each rectangles.

  7. Cross each corner over to the opposite sides, and pinch together the seams so that the mixture won't seep out of the pocket.

  8. Put 1/2 tablespoon of butter on top of each crescent roll.

  9. Bake in an oven preheated to 375° for 15 minutes.

  10. Turn the pockets over, and bake another 5 minutes.

  11. Serve with your favorite jelly and an omelette.

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Spices and Herbs

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Since I wanted the easiest chicken pocket possible with ingredients I had on hand, I only used chicken, cream cheese, and shredded cheese. However, you may want to add veggies or herbs to your cream cheese chicken crescents such as:

  • chives
  • onion
  • celery
  • mushrooms
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • cilantro
  • parsley

If you’re looking for simple, quick, and easy chicken recipes for your family, make the cream cheese chicken crescents and see how they like it. If it’s thumbs up from everybody, then you’ve just added one of the easiest baked chicken recipes ever.

See more holiday recipes like chicken soup for comfort and sausage balls.

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