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See how to make Easy Chicken Pouches here.


What’s for dinner? How about Easy Chicken Puffs (Pouches)?

Pillsbury Crescent Dough Turkey Puffs (or Pouches),  grapes, broccoli and homemade No Bake cookies.

I got a good deal on Pillsbury Crescent Dough during Week 1 of our $35 Budget Experiment.

As a rule I make these with chicken but since we are on a budget and I had plenty of turkey- this is what I used. You could really stuff these with just about anything I guess such as ham and cheese, vegies and cheese, hamburger with vegies and cheese… the sky’s the limit.  Right?

How to Make Easy Chicken Puffs (Chicken Pouches)

Step 1: Preheat your oven at about 375 degrees.

I had frozen shredded turkey that I pulled out of the freezer for this. If you are using chicken or turkey, make sure its cooked first.


Step 2: After your chicken is cooked or reheated thoroughly in a pan on the stovetop add one 8 oz brick of cream cheese and heat thoroughly so that the cream cheese is incorporated well.

For the next part of rolling out your crescent rolls I use a Pampered Chef baking stone, but you can use a pan.


Step 3: Lay out your side by side triangle pieces of Crescent dough so it makes a square. Now pinch the perforated markings in the middle so it sticks together completing the square.


Step 4: Scoop out a heap of your mixture above and center on your square and a put a dollop (or teaspoon) of mayonnaise on the top of the mixture. And yes, this does make a difference in the taste!


Step 5: Pull up the four corners and pinch together like you see in the picture and put the pan in the oven.

Follow directions on the crescent roll can and bake till dough is golden brown. Maybe 20 minutes. Just watch.



Step 6: Have about 4 tablespoons of melted butter ready. Before your chicken puffs (pouches) are completely done you want to use a basting brush to brush on some melted butter and top with seasoned bread crumbs.

Everything should be done in a couple minutes or so now! Enjoy!