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Pesto Chicken Pillows

posted by Melissa Howell on June 27, 2017

Pesto Chicken Pillows are chicken, pesto and cheese wrapped up in a soft croissant. Only 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes until Dinner is Served!

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Pesto Chicken Pillows are chicken, pesto and cheese wrapped up in a soft croissant. Only 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes until Dinner is Served!

You know when you want to make a super fancy dinner, but you don’t want to take a long time or make a ton of dirty dishes? I have just the ticket for you today with these Chicken Pesto Pillows.

All you need are four ingredients: cooked, shredded chicken, pesto, shredded mozzarella cheese, and croissant dough.

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I get most of my ingredients from Costco. They have bottles of pesto and bags of shredded mozzarella cheese. (If you want to make your own pesto, you can use my recipe here). You can use a rotisserie chicken for the chicken meat as well. I bake chicken breasts and shred them myself. You will also need un-cooked croissant dough. My Costco doesn’t have this, but you can find this dough in the refrigerated section of any supermarket. It’s often in the same general area as the cheese, juice, and yogurt.

The first thing you will do is just mix your chicken, pesto, and cheese together in a medium-sized mixing bowl.

Then you’ll grab two cans of croissant dough and pop them open. Once you open the cans, unroll the dough and put it down on a cutting board. Instead of separating the dough into triangles, leave it in rectangles, and press the perforations together.

Pesto Chicken Pillows are chicken, pesto and cheese wrapped up in a soft croissant. Only 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes until Dinner is Served!

Spoon about 1/4 cup (give or take) of your chicken/pesto/mozzarella mixture onto each rectangle.

Pesto Chicken Pillows are chicken, pesto and cheese wrapped up in a soft croissant. Only 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes until Dinner is Served!

Then just fold the corners up over the middle, one by one.

Pesto Chicken Pillows are chicken, pesto and cheese wrapped up in a soft croissant. Only 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes until Dinner is Served!

Pesto Chicken Pillows are chicken, pesto and cheese wrapped up in a soft croissant. Only 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes until Dinner is Served!

Pesto Chicken Pillows are chicken, pesto and cheese wrapped up in a soft croissant. Only 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes until Dinner is Served!

For the last flap, you may need to stretch it around so that it covers everything and there are no holes.

Pesto Chicken Pillows are chicken, pesto and cheese wrapped up in a soft croissant. Only 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes until Dinner is Served!

Then you just place the chicken balls onto an un-greased cookie sheet. I brushed mine with some olive oil and then sprinkled on some Italian seasoning.

Pesto Chicken Pillows are chicken, pesto and cheese wrapped up in a soft croissant. Only 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes until Dinner is Served!

A quick 12-15-minute trip in a 375-degree oven is all it takes to finish these magical, delightful balls of pesto, chicken, and cheese.

Chicken Pesto Pillows. Wrap up chicken, pesto, and mozzarella with a flaky croissant for this impressive main dish.

Look at that flaky, tender croissant with the yummy chicken pesto mix.

Pesto Chicken Pillows are chicken, pesto and cheese wrapped up in a soft croissant. Only 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes until Dinner is Served!

Pesto Chicken Pillows are chicken, pesto and cheese wrapped up in a soft croissant. Only 4 Ingredients and 30 Minutes until Dinner is Served!

To re-heat any leftovers, I will pop these in the microwave for about 20 seconds, and then put them in a 350-degree toaster oven for about 5 minutes. I just like for my croissant to stay a little crispy, which is why I finish re-heating it in the oven.

The next time you’ve got dinner guests, whip up some of these Chicken Pesto Pillows for an unexpected, super delicious main dish.

Pesto Chicken Pillows

Prep Time 10:00 Cook Time 15:00 Total Time 1:00 Serves 8     adjust servings
1 review

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cans uncooked crescent rolls

Instructions

Mix the shredded chicken, pesto and cheese together in medium-sized mixing bowl.

Open the cans of crescent rolls and separate the dough into large rectangles. Press the perforated edges together.

Spoon about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture into the center of each rectangle.

Fold the dough over the top of the chicken mixture, one corner at a time, until the mixture is well-covered and there are no holes. Stretch the dough as necessary.

Place the chicken balls onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning if desired.

Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until the tops of the chicken balls are golden brown.

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