Chicken Kisses

 Craving comfort food? These Chicken Kisses are a family favorite!

Chicken Kisses: Pillsbury crescents with creamy chicken filling and gravy. Comfort Food Dinner!

One of my favorite dinners. Alyssa (my 12yr old) usually chooses this as her birthday dinner every year. It’s so perfect on a fall evening, very filling and quite delish too! Thank you to Aunt Sandy for sharing this recipe with me many many years ago! I don’t think I have changed it much.

Michael is a little (okay A LOT) anti-creamy. I usually use half the amount of cream cheese called for in this recipe, but for this dinner? I went all the way. And it went all the way to my thighs. You could easily though use less fat cream cheese, if it makes you feel better.

Chicken Kisses: Pillsbury crescents with creamy chicken filling and gravy. Comfort Food Dinner!

Easy Chicken Kisses

Yield: 8


  • 4 cup cooked, diced chicken (use a Rotisserie for an even quicker dinner)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 2 package Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1 jar Heinz chicken gravy, warmed


  1. Mix chicken, cream cheese, butter, spices, milk and onion in bowl.
  2. Unroll crescents and using two crescent rolls at a time (to form a rectangle) fill with stuffing. Pinch up the corners (makes 8 packets).
  3. Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes. Serve with warmed gravy! Enjoy!
Chicken Kisses: Pillsbury crescents with creamy chicken filling and gravy. Comfort Food Dinner!

82 Responses to “Chicken Kisses”

  1. posted Sep 29, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Oh, my goodness! Am I going to try this one! I have been a follower of yours for awhile now. You have such a sweet tooth (and that’s a good thing!)

    At least I do my laps at the local Y each morning. What’s one…or two more to burn the calories off?

  2. posted Sep 29, 2011 at 11:53 am

    These are so yummy! They were my go to in college. I used to make these for my “fancy” meal:) Love your site!

  3. posted Sep 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Yum, I know my kids would love this recipe. What would we ever do without Rotisserie chicken?

  4. posted Sep 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    These look so delicious! Almost like little chicken dumplings. And I’d definitely be a fan of a warm, comforting meal (filled with butter and cream cheese) as the nights get cooler. :)

  5. posted Sep 29, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Wow, these looks so hearty and delicious! Please link them to Sunday Supper stumble!
    Hope you’re doing well! I haven’t been here in ages!!

  6. posted Sep 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I make these, in fact their on my blog….Only their called ReeRee pockets, My cousins daughters nickname, because they are her fav also, I made them with ground beef and ranch seasoning, they were delicious…and then I also made them into dessert pockts as well, you’ll have to check my blog out for that recipe!

  7. posted Sep 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    i love packets liek this.With surprise inside;)

  8. Amy
    posted Sep 29, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Yum! I’d be thrilled if you’d link this recipe up at Tastetastic Thursdays!

  9. posted Sep 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    How cool is this??!! Sounds marv’!

    I pinned it in fact :)

    (Didn’t even know Chickens COULD kiss!)

    Visiting from Ladybird Ln Linky Party,

    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

    • Anonymous
      posted Nov 15, 2013 at 11:58 am

      (Ever hear of chicken lips?)

  10. posted Sep 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Yum! I’m going to have to make this for my son, he’s super picky but this looks amazing!

  11. posted Sep 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    These look great, and I’ll probably go all the way too with the cream cheese!

  12. posted Oct 3, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Hi! Your recipe was one of the most popular links on It’s a Keeper Thursday! I’ll be featuring your recipe this week on It’s a Keeper! I’d love if you stopped by and grabbed a button.

    And, feel free to link up another great recipe this week too!

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  13. posted Oct 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    These sound absolutely divine! Thank you so much for sharing on Hunk of Meat Monday. I am going to make them the next time the dh is gone since he grumbles every time I make chicken.

  14. posted Oct 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    This is definitely one of my all-time favorite meals. I haven’t ever added the gravy on top, which is a great idea, but I do add 1/2 can of cream of chicken soup to the filling. Can’t beat cream cheese/crescent rolls combo. Love the name too!

  15. posted Oct 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Oh heaven help me this recipe looks so delicious! Come over and visit. We have a really terrific ravioli recipe to share.

  16. posted Oct 4, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    These look delicious and I love the name.

  17. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Hmmmmmm!! This looks so fantabulous. I would love it if you would link this up to the Sweet Swap party that I’m co-hosting. Jump over to and you’ll see the button on the sidebar. It’s a 3 month long link party so share all that you want!!!

  18. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I have some leftover turkey and gravy in the fridge. This just might be tonight’s dinner! Thanks!

  19. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Vicki- turkey sounds like a great idea!

  20. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I made these earlier this week! Yum-o!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love your blog. :)

  21. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    stumbled here from swanky! :)

  22. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    @ Tracy- so glad you enjoyed them!
    @ Trish- thanks for stumbling here :)

  23. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    This really looks scrumptious! Stumbled here from Swanky also :)

  24. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Yummy! I am a new follower sent over from Something Swanky- Just signed up for stumbled on and trying to figure that one out- anyway thumbs up to you and your blog. Stop by my new food blog when you get a chance!


  25. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    These sound good, and they are so pretty! Stumbled from Something Swanky! :)

  26. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    These look delicious!! Stumbled from Something Swanky!

  27. posted Oct 9, 2011 at 3:10 am


  28. posted Oct 9, 2011 at 3:19 am

    These look so good! Stumbled from Something Swanky.

  29. posted Oct 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks for stumbling over here everyone! Enjoy!

  30. posted Oct 10, 2011 at 12:18 am

    These look so unbelievably yummy! Stumbling from SS.

  31. posted Oct 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Oh, I bet this would be my 13-yr-old daughter’s request too. I love this simple but delicious looking dinner! Thanks for sharing.

  32. posted Nov 10, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Since I still haven’t made these because I keep forgetting them, I included them on the 25 quick meal ideas blog post I did today. Can’t wait to try them!

  33. posted Feb 23, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Wow…easy is right! This will be a perfect dish to serves guests, too. Thanks!

  34. posted Feb 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Yum! This looks amazing!!!!

  35. Elizabeth
    posted Mar 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Made this for dinner a few weeks ago when visiting my sister and her new baby. Everyone loved it, even my picky boys (7 & 9). I used more chicken than called for in the recipe, which resulted in it being less creamy. The second time I made it closer to the amount of chicken called for in the recipe. It was much nicer the first time, so I will definitely be reducing the amount of cream cheese in future. Will be making this often. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  36. Anonymous
    posted Jul 15, 2012 at 12:55 am

    I had modified the recipe for weight watcher purposes and it was without a doubt absolutely delicious.

  37. posted Apr 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    i’ve heard of these before but not with the gravy, its a recipe that i call chicken packets. and they are good!! i’m guessing with the gravy would make them awesome!

    • posted Apr 12, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      Yeah, it just puts it over the top :) Like a finishing touch…garnish!!!

  38. Paula
    posted Apr 15, 2013 at 7:39 am

    These sound divine and I’m definitely going to give the recipe a try. But I’d like to have your suggestion on a possible substitution. I don’t care for (if you can believe it) Pillsbury products. I just find that they have a chemical taste. Are there any other type of crescent rolls available that can be used, do you know?
    Thanks in advance!

    • posted Apr 15, 2013 at 8:39 am

      My Kroger has store brand crescent rolls, you could try that. Or make your own!! ENJOY.

  39. Paula
    posted Apr 15, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Make my own??? Yikes, I don’t think I’m quite that ambitious!!! Unfortunately, no My Kroger store in my area. But perhaps I’ll find another brand at another store. Thanks.

  40. Beth R
    posted Sep 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    These do sound yummy but my family would not go for the cream cheese. Im thinking of a potpie filling with chicken, veggies with the gravy on top. Thanks for the idea!!!!!!

  41. Shareen
    posted Oct 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    My goodness! I just made these! Had some of the left over stuffing while they were baking! So delish! I couldn’t wait for them to get out of the oven!!

  42. Amy
    posted Oct 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I made these tonight for my husband, two teens, and I and they went over so well! Many thanks for this new idea! They were delicious…

    • posted Oct 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      So glad your family enjoyed the recipe! thanks for stopping back over to let me know :)

  43. s wells
    posted Nov 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    These were so good!

  44. Pam. H.
    posted Nov 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Pinned this today and made them for dinner tonight. I only had one roll of crescents, but had Grands biscuits. Rolled the biscuits with rolling pin then filled and pinched closed. LOVED the ones with crescent rolls, Grands were ok but I wouldn’t use them again. I did add about 1/2C. Shredded cheese to the mixture.

    Thanks for the recipe. It’s a keeper!

    • posted Nov 12, 2013 at 7:37 am

      Glad you enjoyed the recipe Pam! Thanks for the heads up on the biscuits!

  45. Reese
    posted Jan 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Can this be made with something other that cream cheese or neufatchel cheese? Otherwise they look wonderful!

  46. posted Jan 1, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    These sound yummy! I love crescents, I think they make just about everything taste better!

  47. posted Jan 4, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    This is awesome! I haven’t tried making chicken stuffed crescent dough but it would fantastic!

  48. Jsmith
    posted Jan 9, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Made this tonight and it was sooo delish! Really enjoyed it, next time I won’t season the chicken when cooking bcuz it made it a little too salty, but I love salt so it worked out. Thanks so much for sharing!

  49. sara
    posted Mar 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    It is in the oven! I don’t know why, but I struggled to get the packets to close up, they kept splitting at the seams! Also I had a good bit of the filling left after the 8 packets. I just put it in the freezer for next time LoL.

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  52. Peepersmommy
    posted May 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I made something similar to this years ago, I used Thanksgiving leftovers. I am glad I ran across this post, I will try this recipe, maybe with less cream cheese, and add a veggie.

  53. Peepersmommy
    posted May 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Ooooo, I just remembered we had roast pork for dinner last night. I think I will make these with pork, mashed potatoes and gravy on the inside. Thanks for giving me a quick dinner idea!

  54. Nina
    posted May 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I am gonna make this..It sounds so yummy!!

  55. jude
    posted May 2, 2014 at 7:23 am

    unfortunately we don’t have crescent rolls in the uk!

  56. Carole Anderson
    posted May 3, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I have made this for years and is my kids favorite birthday dinner too! I believe it came from an old Pillsbury cookbook. My recipe has no gravy and we brush the top with butter and crumble either crackers or bread crumbs on it. This is a great recipe!

    • posted May 5, 2014 at 7:51 am

      Oooh sounds good with crumbles on top!!! Might have to try that next time!

  57. Casie Hainley
    posted May 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I’m just curious if anyone might happen to know the calorie count on these wonderfully delishous chicken packets…

    • posted May 10, 2014 at 8:26 am

      Sorry I don’t. But it’s not a “light” dish!

  58. Jill
    posted May 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Filling is delicious! For the appearance … well not so much. I couldn’t figure out how to pinch the corner. So I sort of made stuffed rolls. Hope they turn out OK. Would LOVE some direction on doing it the right way. Are they open faced when going in the oven and just crimped in each corner? Are opposite corners crimped together? Confused. But thanks!

  59. Julie
    posted Jun 7, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I made these tonight using Rotisserie chicken as you recommended and the family loved it. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing. I’ve shared in my recipe Facebook group with 2 THUMBS UP :)

    • posted Jun 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Yeah!! So happy to hear it. Thanks for stopping back and letting me know!

  60. Sarah
    posted Jul 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    These became my husband’s favorite meal. He loves them so much thanks for the recipe :)

    • posted Jul 21, 2014 at 9:02 am

      Hooray! They are so easy and delicious, glad your husband loves them too!

  61. Melinda R
    posted Aug 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Wow. All these years and I thought I made up something. I using pressure cooked chicken or pan seared. I also just mix the chicken in the Cream Cheese and Chives bought at the store. After wrapping them up, I dip in butter, of course and then in italian bread crumbs because who does not like breaded bread! And bake. I would serve this to so many of my daughter’s friends and challenge them to name the dish. We always came up with the same name…Chicken Thingies.

    • posted Aug 19, 2014 at 8:43 am

      Oooh, love the idea of using the cream cheese and chives spread. I bet that’s flavorful. And I’ve seen others dip in butter and breadcrumbs, another delicious twist :)

  62. Kathi
    posted Aug 27, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Sounds good but would have to leave out the Heinz gravy as it is full of MSG. I would have to make my own. But other than that – this sounds like something I would love to eat.

  63. Amy
    posted Aug 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I love these and make them frequently in my house for dinner. I always have so much left over filling. Do you have any recipe suggestions on what I could make with the left over filling?

    • posted Aug 28, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      I have made a wreath instead of individual portions (shaping the crescents into a wreath), seems to use up more of the filling this way!!

  64. posted Sep 16, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Made these for the first time last night. They turned out pretty good. I didn’t have any left over filling like a couple of people talked about. However, I did have 2 extra crescent rolls. So maybe I overstuffed mine a bit?

    What I couldn’t figure out is how you keep the bottom of these closed as the crescent rolls are precut through the center when you use them in a rectangle. I tried to pinch it together the best I could so the stuffing wouldn’t fall out.

    I actually prefer them without the gravy :)

  65. posted Sep 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Has anyone ever made these ahead and frozen them? If so, bake them half way first or can you freeze them unbaked? Would love to do them ahead for a ladies luncheon

  66. Barbara
    posted Nov 30, 2014 at 7:02 am

    I have lots of Thanksgiving leftovers, so I will give this a go tonight. I make my own gravy,so will use that…glad I found your site and thanks for posting.

  67. Angie
    posted Dec 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Made these with leftover turkey and they were so delicious! A hit with the whole family. Thank you!

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  69. Diane Vernier
    posted Sep 9, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Sarah , you can buy a whole sheet of crescent rolls, instead of separate ones, then just roll out and cut into rectangle or squares.

    • posted Sep 9, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      I always forget about those whole sheets of crescents! :)

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