Savory Crescent Chicken Squares

Total Time
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


  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.


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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