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Buffalo Chicken Pillows

Buffalo Chicken Pillows are crescent rolls stuffed with creamy & spicy buffalo chicken. The soft pillows are filled with a warm creamy chicken mixture and they're always a family favorite dinner recipe that can be ready in just 30 minutes with easy ready-to-use ingredients like refrigerated crescent rolls, dried seasonings, cooked chicken, and cream cheese. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken, buffalo chicken pillows, buffalo chicken recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8 (2 each)
Calories 358kcal
Author Jessica - Together as Family

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups cooked chicken (shredded or chopped)
  • cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent rolls

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, tin foil, or just spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Place the unwrapped cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave it for 30-40 seconds. It should be very softened and warm.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese, chicken, buffalo sauce, garlic powder, parsley, and red pepper flakes (if using). Stir together, using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, until it's mixed well.
  • Unroll the crescent dough and working one at a time, place a spoonful (1-2 tablespoons) of the buffalo chicken mixture at the larger end of the crescent.
    Roll it up, while tucking in the sides, to wrap the crescent around the chicken. Pinch the seams together and place it seam-side down on the prepared cookie sheet.
    Continue with the remaining crescent rolls.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the pillows are golden brown on the top and sides. Serve immediately.

Notes

Serving Size & Nutrition Information : This recipe makes 16 total buffalo chicken pillows and feeds 8 people, with each serving being 2 buffalo chicken pillows. 
Buffalo Sauce : There are lots of options at the store and some are spicier than others. I like the Sweet Baby Ray's brand of buffalo sauce, there is also Frank's red hot sauce, or the generic store brands will work great also. 
Spice Level : These will naturally have a slight kick to them because of the buffalo sauce. If you want a lower spice level then reduce the buffalo sauce to ¼ cup and omit the red pepper flakes entirely. If you want more spice then use more red pepper flakes (½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon) in the recipe. When I make these, I omit the red pepper flakes, and follow the rest of the recipe exactly as is. 
Crescents : Make sure you have the 8 count size of crescent rolls for this recipe. Each tube will have 8 crescents in it, and with 2 tubes, that is 16 total. 

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 868mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 414IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg