Chicken Caesar Pockets

by aimee @ shugarysweets on July 10, 2013

Chicken Caesar pockets are your delicious dinner solution! Made with Pillsbury Crescent rolls, this dinner comes together in under 30 minutes!

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Chicken Caesar Hot Pockets: a delicious dinner idea ready in under 30 minutes! #pillsbury #dinner

I’m not sure why, but I struggle with meal time in the summer. It’s not like we’re busy or anything. My daughters swim on the swim team every morning, but usually we are just hanging out during the day.

No reason I can’t come up with a menu each week and stick to it. But many times, dinner comes around and I frantically try to remember what I was going to make.

Many times we fire up the grill, toss on some chicken, cook some veggies and call it a meal.

Often, we will make up a huge Chicken Caesar salad. It’s one of my favorite meals. My kids all love Caesar Salad, so it’s a win all around. I usually bake up some Pillsbury Crescent Rolls to serve with our salad.

Chicken Caesar Hot Pockets: a delicious dinner idea ready in under 30 minutes! #pillsbury #dinner

Then it occurred to me, why not combine them into a delicious hot meal? Guys. I’m so excited about this one!

It turned out absolutely amazing. You can use leftover chicken breasts, rotisserie chicken, or just bake some up quick.

I have a Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker that goes in the microwave and I cook my chicken in there for 10 minutes. If you don’t have one, get one, they are awesome. You would never know that the chicken is microwaved, it comes out juicy and tender thanks to the stoneware top and bottom! And no…this is NOT a sponsored post, just love this dish!

Chicken Caesar Hot Pockets: a delicious dinner idea ready in under 30 minutes! #pillsbury #dinner

I served our Caesar Pockets on a a bed of Romaine lettuce. Had to get it in there somehow! This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Chicken Caesar Pockets

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 8 pockets

Ingredients

  • 1lb chicken, cooked and diced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 jar (12oz) caesar dressing
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 pkg Pillsbury Crescent rolls

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook for one minute, stirring constantly with a spoon. Add milk, salt and pepper and bring mixture to bubbly (about 5 minutes) over medium high heat. Add caesar dressing and reduce heat to low. Add cooked and diced chicken to pan and heat until warmed.
  2. On a large parchment paper lined cookie sheet, unroll one package of crescents. Divide package into 4 rectangles (by keeping two crescents pinched together). Scoop warm chicken mixture onto center of rectangle. Fold dough over and pinch seams together. Repeat for remaining package of crescent rolls until all pockets are made.
  3. Bake pockets in a 375 degree oven for about 12-14 minutes. During last minute of baking sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  4. Remove and eat warm!
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Looking for more delicious dinner ideas?

How about making this Italian Sandwich Torte? It’s filled with cheese, lunchmeat, roasted red peppers and spinach.  Pillsbury Crescent Rolls give this torte a golden, flaky crust!

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Chicken Kisses are made from Pillsbury crescent rolls and chicken, cream cheese, onion, seasonings. Pinch it closed and top with gravy for a quick comfort food dinner!

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup is actually a very quick dinner. It’s hearty and delicious, and don’t forget the pie crust on top!

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steph@stephsbitebybite July 10, 2013 at 7:50 am

This is perfect!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 10, 2013 at 10:47 am

Thanks Steph! I agree :)
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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel July 10, 2013 at 8:04 am

You had to have known I’d want these! Oh yum!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 10, 2013 at 10:47 am

Who wouldn’t want these ;)
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Eva @ Eva Bakes July 10, 2013 at 8:40 am

Hooray for meals that are done in 30 minutes!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

I love easy dinner ideas. This one is perfect :) Thanks for stopping over Eva!
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life July 10, 2013 at 8:46 am

I love quick and easy meals. Love that we were on the same brain length for using the crescent rolls for dinner!!! These sound awesome!!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

We tend to share the same brain :)
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Erin | The Law Student's Wife July 10, 2013 at 9:10 am

Gorgeous! I feel like this is everything I love about calzones, but a million times easier and with fresher flavor. Weeknight dinner salvation!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 10, 2013 at 10:50 am

Totally easy Erin. I couldnt agree more!!
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Julia July 10, 2013 at 9:32 am

These are so creative, fun and delicious looking! My boyfriend and I would go to town on these things!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 10, 2013 at 10:52 am

Thanks Julia! We really enjoyed this recipe! Go to town :)
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Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig July 10, 2013 at 9:49 am

So this is so perfect for a quick summertime meal. Love that used the crescent dough!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

Sometimes quick and easy is necessary :)
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet July 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

This is such a great idea with chicken!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

Thanks Nancy, we’re always looking for new ways to use chicken!
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Marcie July 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm

These sound incredible. I love Caesar salad as well, and this sounds like something my kids would like, too. I need that stoneware baker!

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aimee @ shugarysweets July 11, 2013 at 6:53 am

Marcie, the baker is awesome. Especially when I want some cooked chicken on salads or nachos…only takes 10-12 minutes in the microwave!
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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers July 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Looks so delicious. I love these kind of meals!
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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking July 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

These look amazing, Aimee! The perfect light and easy meal that we need lately!
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Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats July 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Love this recipe but also love the tip about the Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker! Now that sounds pretty amazing too!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 11, 2013 at 6:57 am

Oh Julie, it’s so handy. I seriously use it several times a week. Pop your chicken breasts in, season if you want and microwave for 10-12 minutes. You have moist chicken perfect for salad, fajitas, whatever!!!
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Nora @ Buttercream Fanatic July 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Ooo this is a really interesting idea! I don’t usually use crescent rolls in my cooking, but I might give it a try because those pockets look like so much fun to eat.
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Glacemar August 9, 2013 at 4:13 am

I think I might be stealing your menu for one week of OU, Camille. It sonuds so good. I love your goals. Let’s stay in touch and keep each other accountable!

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Des @ Life's Ambrosia July 10, 2013 at 6:21 pm

What a great idea! I am a huge chicken caesar fan too. It’s one of my favorite go to meals in the summer, and now I have another way to enjoy it. Thanks!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 11, 2013 at 7:00 am

This is definitely a fun twist on a classic! Give it a try and let me know what you think :)
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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry July 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Quick dinner recipes like these Chicken Caesar Pockets are a priority in the summer months. Who wants to stand in a hot kitchen for hours?
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Nessa July 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Perfection!

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Lark July 10, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Oh My YUM!!

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Renee @ Awesome on $20 July 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Brilliant! What a great way to use up left over chicken. I’ll eat just about anything that’s cooked inside buttery bread!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 11, 2013 at 7:01 am

Yeah. Me too :)
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Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life July 10, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Great idea! I am also looking for quick and easy recipes to make for dinner! I’m giving this one a try!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 11, 2013 at 7:01 am

Thanks Sheila, let me know what you think :)
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust July 10, 2013 at 10:10 pm

This is awesome Aimee! What a great dinner. I never feel like cooking in summer, it’s so hot!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 11, 2013 at 7:02 am

Exactly. This takes no time at all in the oven, and it’s so easy to put together! ENJOY.
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Anne ~ Uni Homemaker July 11, 2013 at 1:21 am

What a great idea! I’ll have to try this the next time I’m too lazy to cook, which is pretty often! Thanks for sharing this with us. :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 11, 2013 at 7:02 am

You’re quite welcome Anne, enjoy the recipe!
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ashley - baker by nature July 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

This would make such a great lunch for us! We love anything Caesar, and these pockets look delish! xo
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Eat Good 4 Life July 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm

This is right up my alley. I have never tried anything like this and I love salads :-)
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Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations July 11, 2013 at 7:38 pm

What a fantastic idea and so much fun!
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Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl July 11, 2013 at 8:32 pm

These look sooooo good! I have that PC covered baker, and it is a great way to cook chicken – I’m going to have to use it to make these pockets!
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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com July 11, 2013 at 10:09 pm

So easy and delicious — a comforting weeknight meal :)
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Aya B. July 12, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Great ideas… inspires me to make different dishes
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Linda September 26, 2013 at 10:39 am

Hi Aimee, I want to try these soon, could you tell what caesar dressing brand you use.
Thanks!
Linda

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