Monday 21 November 2011

Chicken Crescent Squares

If the Italians have tomato sauce and the Urkranians have borscht, then cakers can claim Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough as one of the fundamental building blocks of our culinary heritage.

Cakers use it for everything. We top potpies with it. We wrap it around weiners. We stick a marshmallow in it and call it dessert. Heck, I’ve even used it a few times to repair dry wall.

These Chicken Crescent Squares pack a punch with a rich buttery exterior juxtaposed with a creamy, savoury interior. And who said croutons are just for iceberg salads? Play on, player.

1 8 ounce package Pillsbury crescent rolls
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons melted butter or margarine
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons milk
1 tablespoon onion, chopped
crumbled croutons or stuffing mix, combined with a little butter

Heat oven to 350°. Spray a cookie sheet with Pam. In bowl, mix cream cheese, margarine or butter, chicken, seasoning, milk and onion. Divide crescent rolls into 4 large squares. Fill each square with the chicken mixture and fold the square up over the filling. Seal well, making sure there are no leaks. Sprinkle tops with croutons. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

(Note: The dough is perforated and more rectangular than square, so it can be a little finicky to work with. But you'll do just fine. I know it.)

Source: The Best of Enbridge


  1. Love those. Especially with chives.

  2. Can you get the non-perforated crescent dough where you are? Might make this a little easier.

    I know I'm going to feel foolish for asking, but how many servings does this recipe make? Four squares, yes, but servings...?

  3. say, this doesn't look too bad at all! hrm...i think i may make these for my trashy neighborhood Christmas party! woop!

  4. Veg-o-matic: I'm not sure if they sell non-perforated dough in Canada. If they don't, I may need to start a petition. As far as servings, it's one pocket per person. So this recipe serves four. Although I had one and a half. OK. Two.

    Vintage Cabin: do your neighbours know you consider the Christmas party "trashy?"

  5. For Thanksgiving my brother made a very similar British sausage roll. I am going to bust it out later this month for an xmas party I have to attend. It's one that you will especially like. I'll put it up over at DiS!

  6. Yinzerella: Let me know when you post it. Sounds like good eatin' to me.