These Chicken Pillows are pure comfort food. The kids literally cheer when I make these. They cost $9.77 to make and they serve 12 people. That's just 81¢ per serving!
Servings: 12 people
- 1 cup milk warmed to 90-110 degrees F
- 1 ¾ Tablespoon instant yeast
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 Tablespoons butter softened
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 8 oz brick cream cheese softened
- 8 Tablespoons salted butter softened
- ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
- 2 ½ cups shredded chicken
- 4 oz can sliced mushrooms optional
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
In the bowl of a stand mixer add milk and yeast. Whisk and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
Add sugar, salt, butter, and 2 cups of flour and mix with the paddle attachment until combined.
Switch to the dough hook and add the remaining 2 cups of flour. Mix on medium speed until the dough is combined and no flour pockets remain.
Increase speed to medium-high and mix for 2 minutes.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let the dough rise for 30 minutes.
While the dough rises, make the filling. In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, butter, black pepper, poultry seasoning, and minced onion. Fold in chicken and mushrooms.
PREHEAT OVEN PREP BAKING SHEETS:
FILL, ROLL, AND BAKE PUFFS:
Divide the dough into 2 equal dough balls. Place one dough ball onto a floured countertop, and keep the other covered in the mixing bowl.
Roll the dough into a 10-11 inch circle. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 8 triangle pieces (just like you were cutting a pizza).
Place 2-3 tablespoons of the filling on the biggest part of the dough triangle. Roll the dough like you would roll crescent rolls.
Place the chicken puff, seam side down, onto one of the prepared baking sheets.
Repeat with the remaining dough and filling. Placing 8 chicken puffs on each baking sheet.
While the puffs bake, make the gravy. In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt butter. Whisk in flour and continue stirring until flour is golden in color, about 2 minutes.
Slowly whisk in chicken broth and bring the mixture to a bubble. Continue to cook until the gravy has thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
Serving: 1.5chicken pillows | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 3mg