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Crescent Chicken Bundles Recipe
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Crescent Chicken Bundles Recipe

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"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup crushed seasoned stuffing

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 363 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 622 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, chives, milk, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in chicken.
  2. Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into eight rectangles; press perforations together. Spoon about 1/2 cup chicken mixture in the center of each rectangle. Bring edges up to the center and pinch to seal. Brush with remaining butter. Sprinkle with crushed croutons, lightly pressing down.
  3. Transfer to two ungreased baking sheets. Cover one baking sheet and freeze until firm; transfer squares to a covered freezer container. May be frozen for up to 2 months. Bake remaining squares at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. To use frozen squares: Thaw in the refrigerator and bake as directed. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crescent Chicken Bundles in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p16

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 363 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 622 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"Made this tonight,used fat free cream cheese and reduced fat crescent rolls..Gonna add some cheddar cheese the next time..Excellent dish"

Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"I often make these with reduced fat cream cheese and crescent rolls. Plus, I usually don't add the chives. Even my youngest who does not like cream cheese or anything else creamy loves these. My oldest requests them frequently."

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"These chicken bundles were delicious! They were also easy to make. I will be making them again."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"My family and I loved it. We used some leftover rotisserie chicken we had from the night before. I also added a can of mushrooms, and dried chopped onion to it. Instead of seasoned stuffing, I used Italian style bread crumbs that I had on hand. I only used enough to really coat the cream cheese mixture. VERY TASTY. I will definitely be making again."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"My husband and I really like these so I make a double batch. I used minced onion instead of chives and crushed flavored croutons instead of the stuffing."

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