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Chicken Pillows

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!
Prep Time55 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 404kcal
Cost: $9.77


  • stand mixer
  • 2 baking sheets
  • silicone baking mat OR parchment paper
  • mixing bowl
  • pizza cutter
  • medium saucepan
  • whisk



  • 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.


  • Move the oven racks to the upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.


  • 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.


  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking, until the chicken puffs are golden.


  • 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.


  • Spoon gravy over chicken puffs. Enjoy.


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