jewelene gurr's chicken pillows

my friend jewlene (did i spell that right?) gurr made these for my family once in high school and i loved them. now that i know there is cream cheese in them, i like them a little less. i don't really like cream cheese--i hate how recipes do that to me. i like something until i find out what's in it and then it's ruined. ugh. anyway, let's get started.

you'll need a package of chicken, 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 of an onion, 2 packages of crescent rolls, a package of stuffing mix, and butter.

start by boiling your chicken, 30 minutes or until no longer pink.

while that's cooking, crush your stuffing with a rolling pin. it's best if it's crushed really small, but that's very hard to do, so just do your best and crush as best you can.
now put a few tablespoons of butter in a microwave safe bowl,and cook for about 30 seconds, until it's completely melted.

pour your stuffing mix out onto a sheet of waxed paper.

put your cream cheese into a mixing bowl. it's easiest to mix if it's softened, so take it out of the fridge an hour or so before you're ready to mix.
now shred your chicken into the bowl,
and add the diced onion.

mix together well. you don't want big clumps of cream cheese in your pillows.
here it is all mixed up:
now open your package of crescent rolls,
and roll them out (on a clean surface, please).
separate one of the triangles, and put a small amount of the chicken mixture at the big end.
then roll it up, like this:

make sure the ends are closed off. they should look something like this when you're finished:

once you're finished with that part, take one of the pillows and coat it in butter--make sure it is all covered.

then coat it in stuffing mix. i like to press down and get the stuffing really stuck in there. to me, the stuffing and roll are the best parts.
see? like this.
then put it on a foil-lined cookie sheet. i line everything with foil when i cook. it makes clean up sooo easy.
see? here's the first pan full. actually, it was my only pan full because i only did half of the recipe. but most people can eat at least two of these, so if you're serving more than 4 people, i'd definitely do the full thing. now pop them into a 375* oven for 15-20 minutes. they should be brown, not doughy at all.
now for the topping. put a can of cream of chicken soup into a sauce pan, then add a can full of milk.
like this.
now mix together with a whisk over medium heat until it's hot and bubbly.
take your chicken pillows out of the oven,

and cover with the sauce.
they're kind of a lot of work, but they taste good, so it's worth it every now and then. enjoy!

gurr's chicken pillows

1 package of chicken
8 ounces of cream cheese
1/2 of an onion
2 packages of crescent rolls
a package of stuffing mix
cream of chicken soup

boil the chicken 30 minutes or until no longer pink. soften a package of cream cheese, and put into a mixing bowl with the shredded chicken and 1/2 of a small onion (diced). put a small amount of the chicken mixture onto the larger end of the roll, and roll up like a pillow. make sure the ends are closed off. coat the pillow in melted butter and then crushed stuffing mix. bake at 375* for 15-20 minutes or until browned. serve with cream of chicken soup mixed with one can of milk on top.


Debbie said...

We make these with cheese sauce instead and they are really yummy! It's Branden's favorite meal. But we don't call them pillows...I like that name!

Rachel P said...

I made these last night, and they were yummy! Thanks for the wonderful recipes! I've tried quite a few and they're all delish! Keep them coming!! ;-)

whitney said...

Yes Keep them comming!!
My firend made this and Iv been looking for the recipe! I always love the step by step directions trust me i need them. so thanks your a doll!