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Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Pockets

When I spotted this recipe for quick and simple chicken broccoli cheese pockets...I knew it would be a hit over here. What a perfect way to use leftover chicken (or turkey) and have a simple supper on the table in next to no time!  I'm sure it would be even better with dough made from scratch and fresh steamed veggies with cheese sauce...but today's post is about speed and convenience.

  • 1-250 gr package Green Giant frozen chopped broccoli with cheese sauce 
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken breast 
  • 1 can (318 gr /12 oz) Pillsbury Grands Big & Flaky crescent dinner rolls
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water 
  1. Cook broccoli and cheese according to package directions.  
  2. Stir in chopped chicken.
  3. Unroll the Pillsbury dough and cut down the center.  Press diagonal perforations in dough and cut each remaining piece in half to yield four rectangles. 
  4. Place 1/2 cup of broccoli-chicken mixture on on half of each rectangle of dough.  
  5. Top with about 2 tablespoons of shredded cheddar cheese.
  6. Fold other half of dough rectangle over filling. 
  7. With fork, seal edges. 
  8. Gently transfer hand pies to parchment lined cookie sheet.
  9. Beat egg with water until foamy. Brush tops of hand pies with egg wash.
  10. Bake at 375°F about 15 minutes or until golden brown. 
 Yield: Four large pockets.

Serve with a green salad & enjoy!


  1. I could make these! I even have the tube of crescents in the fridge! Good stuff. Thank you!

  2. they sound great!!! Look pretty too!

  3. I am SO happy I saw this post!!! The grand quads are coming tomorrow to spend the day - it is a Wednesday Tradition!
    I have TWO meals to prepare and serve and THIS will be perfect for dinner!!! They are used to eating well and what I had in mind was bologna and cheese saandwiches!!!! I'm pretty sure they have never had THAT before! SO - bologna and cheese for LUNCH and a delicious Chicken and Broccoli Pocket for dinner!!! Thank you......
    I'm getting a pen and paper right now to write this down.....

  4. I didn't have to write it down!!! Just noticed I could put it on Facebook - so I did!

    1. Smiling I think of the quads eating their chicken & broccoli pockets! I'll be checking your blog to see how your Wednesday went.

  5. How many does this make? Just want to know if I need to double it for my kiddos. Thanks!

    1. This makes four pockets. Four 'adult sized' servings.

  6. These sure do look tasty Judy! I love quick and easy delicious meals like this! Thanks for sharing it!

  7. LOVE chicken and I LOVE broccoli - this will be perfect. Thank you for sharing.

  8. I couldn't find the broccoli with cheese sauce. I guess I'll make cheese sauce and add it to the cooked broccoli. Re: amount of sauce - just "some"? Enough to cover the broccoli? I've never used one of the GG packages, so I don't know how generously the veg. are sauced.