Savory Crescent Chicken Squares

Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe won the 1974 Pillsbury Bake-Off. There's another recipe posted that's similar yet slightly different. Doris Castle of River Forest, IL won $25,000

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon margarine, softened (or butter)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped (or onion)
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon pimiento, chopped (optional)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
  • 1 tablespoon margarine, melted (or butter)
  • 34 cup seasoned croutons, crushed

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese and 1 tablespoon softened margarine; beat until smooth.
  3. Add chicken, chives, salt, pepper, milk and pimientos; mix well
  4. Separate dough into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal.
  5. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto center of each rectangle. Pull 4 corners of dough to center of chicken mixture; twist firmly. Pinch edges to seal.
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush tops of sandwiches with 1 tablespoon melted margarine; sprinkle with crushed croutons.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Reviews

(4)
Most Helpful

GREAT recipe. My 15 year old daughter made this for supper one night and everyone loved it. We used a rotisserie chicken. The presentation is impressive too!

chamvic June 22, 2010

This recipe is amazing. So delicous! I always keep extra cooked chicken in the freezer, which makes this recipe super easy. Sometimes, I make the squares into very small, bite-sized pockets, which are excellent for a hot appetizer. Very yummy!

TeaBea April 25, 2010

This is the recipe I have been using for years, and it has been loved each time I have made it. It is astounding that something essentially using up leftovers can look so elegant, and can be fit to serve for a company meal.

Sweet Baboo June 11, 2006

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