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Chicken Crescent Packets

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These chicken crescent packets are packed with shredded chicken, cream cheese, red onions, and celery. Super simple to make and ready in just 30 minutes!

Ok, so this recipe is not super gourmet but I have LOVED it since I was a kid.

I actually shared this recipe back in 2013 but it needed a little update.

They are so crazy easy to make and even work well if you want to prep them in the morning and bake them when you get home.

PLUS you’ll love that flakey buttery crescent paired with the creamy cream cheese chicken filling.

If I’m going to take a shortcut in the kitchen this is one of those meals that I immediately gravitate towards.

My mom used to make it when I would visit and I finally remembered to grab the recipe from her when I moved out on my own. 

Speaking of redos I’m currently redoing my entire house. I’m OBSESSED with pinning ideas and have currently bought about 3850850483 live plants to decorate my house.

Ok, not really that many but I do probably own close to 20 plants. I’m all about succulents, cacti, and hanging pots.

I also just placed an order for some hanging macrame planters that makes me wish I was alive in the ’70s to learn that skill.

I mean, I guess I could learn to macrame now but I’m not really into starting another hobby. Mostly because my normal hobby is starting hobbies that I eventually quit.

Anyway, back to my house.

I’m going to put together a BIG post on all my changes since I’m using my whole summer to update.

I’m going to paint the house, change the flooring, buy some new furniture and (of course) have my house filled with plants.

Oh, um I guess I should talk a little more about these little chicken crescent packets. I like to add a little garlic, celery, and red onion but it’s really customizable and you can add just about anything you love – dried cranberries, fresh herbs, cheese, etc. The real selling point is that the whole dish is ready in just 30 minutes!

{Looking for more easy and fast dinner recipes? Try my lightly smothered chicken, easy beef and broccoli ramen noodles, Mediterranean tuna salad flatbread, honey spiced glazed chicken or my chicken broccoli ziti}

Chicken Crescent Packets

Yield: 4 packets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These chicken crescent packets are packed with shredded chicken, cream cheese, red onions, and celery. Super simple to make and ready in just 30 minutes!


  • 1 (8 count) package crescent rolls
  • 12 ounces cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat.

Open crescent rolls and press two rolls together at the seam. This will create 4 large crescent rolls.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl add shredded chicken, garlic, cream cheese, red onion, and celery.

Mix together until smooth and creamy. If the mixture seems overly thick add a splash of milk so the mixture is still thick but creamy.

Add mixture to the middle of each large crescent roll and tuck the corners up over the mixture. Creating the little packet seen in the picture. If you get a little hole in your crescent roll simply pinch it back together.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the packets are browned and fully cooked on the outside.


This recipe doubles perfectly!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 23g

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