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Chicken Bundles

My kids absolutely LOVE these easy-peasy chicken bundles. The creamy chicken salad in this recipe is surrounded by a flaky, golden dough pocket that makes everything moist and super-delicious! 

Chicken Bundles - Kids LOVE this easy treat! Creamy chicken salad is surrounded by a flaky golden dough pocket. Perfect for leftover chicken!


It’s almost like a tiny makeshift pie with a perfectly crispy top! Oh, and did I mention that it’s perfect for using up leftover chicken?

If you’ve never heard of chicken bundles, let me quickly fill you in. They’re essentially chicken salad stuffed inside crescent roll dough. So, the prep work is minimal. 

I’ve always found them a family crowd-pleaser as they don’t require any complicated ingredients or flavors, but are still super filling. Better yet, they’re not spicy and ideal for holiday parties as they’re ready in a flash!

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    Whether you’re looking for a potluck pleaser or an easy weeknight meal for the family, these chicken bundles are THE recipe to try.

    Why You’ll Love These Chicken Bundles

    • They’re perfect for kids as they’re not spicy but are packed with delicious, savory flavors!
    • The prep time is minimal (and the whole recipe couldn’t be easier!) thanks to the crescent roll dough.
    • The cream cheese gives the recipe a creamy texture that you just can’t beat.
    • Adding butter gives the filling a divine indulgence that’ll have you reaching for bundle after bundle!
    Chicken Bundles - Kids LOVE this easy treat! Creamy chicken salad is surrounded by a flaky golden dough pocket. Perfect for leftover chicken!

    Ingredients

    The full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions is found at the bottom of the post.

    • Chicken breasts: You can also use any boneless leftover chicken you have!
    • Cream cheese: Key for getting a perfectly creamy filling. I recommend using full-fat cheese for a creamier result, but low-fat works too if you’re trying to cut calories.
    • Salt and pepper: To add flavor to the salad mix and give your chicken bundles more oomph.
    • Green onions: For extra crispiness and a tiny pop of color and crunch.
    • Butter: For getting a rich and indulgent flavor into your chicken bundles!
    • Crescent roll dough: You can technically make your own dough, but this ingredient makes the cooking process ridiculously easy.
    Chicken Bundles - Kids LOVE this easy treat! Creamy chicken salad is surrounded by a flaky golden dough pocket. Perfect for leftover chicken!

    How to Make Chicken Bundles

    • Step One: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    • Step Two: In a bowl, mix cream cheese with melted butter.
    • Step Three: Add chicken, salt, pepper and green onions and mix well.
    • Step Four: Separate the crescent roll dough into rectangles and seal the perforations.
    • Step Five: Spoon ¼ cup of the chicken mixture into the center of each crescent roll. Pull the 4 corners to the center and seal edges.
    • Step Six: Brush the tops with melted butter and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
    • Step Seven: Bake the chicken bundles for 19 minutes or until golden brown.
    • Step Eight: Serve warm or cold and enjoy with your favorite sides!
    Chicken Bundles - Kids LOVE this easy treat! Creamy chicken salad is surrounded by a flaky golden dough pocket. Perfect for leftover chicken!

    Equipment Needed

    You don’t need much equipment to bring these chicken bundles to life. I recommend grabbing these handy kitchen tools if you don’t already have them (trust me, they make this recipe a breeze!).

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    Chicken Bundles - Kids LOVE this easy treat! Creamy chicken salad is surrounded by a flaky golden dough pocket. Perfect for leftover chicken!

    What to Serve with Chicken Bundles

    I love eating these chicken bundles on their own, but they also pair well with starchy sides, salads, or veggies!

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • Make sure your cream cheese is fully defrosted before using it in this recipe. This will make it far easier to combine with the rest of the ingredients. It will also help you avoid a lumpy filling.
    • I recommend using unsalted butter in this recipe if you can. Although you can use salted butter, you may want to control the amount of salt in the recipe to avoid over-seasoning.
    • If you can find them, try to find crescent roll dough sheets. This will cut down your prep time as they’ll be the perfect shape for creating your bundles!
    Chicken Bundles - Kids LOVE this easy treat! Creamy chicken salad is surrounded by a flaky golden dough pocket. Perfect for leftover chicken!

    Variations and Substitutions

    • If you want to make your chicken bundles taste like a pot pie, you can reduce the amount of chicken and throw in some veggies. I like carrot, peas, and corn, but virtually any veggies would work! Just make sure they’re not too “wet” as they might alter the texture of your crescent roll dough.
    • You can change the flavor profile of your chicken bundles by seasoning the salad mix differently. Try fajita mix, Creole seasoning, lemon, or even a dash of hot sauce for something new!
    • To add some extra flavor to this recipe, you can add a small amount of garlic powder and dried herbs. Don’t go overboard – just a dash is fine!
    • If you want a bit of extra crunch, put a few panko breadcrumbs on top of your bundles.

    Storage Instructions

    These chicken bundles can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and heated up in the microwave until warmed through.

    If you want to keep them as crispy as possible, put them in the oven for a few minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Can I Freeze?

    These chicken bundles will stay tasty in the freezer for up to 3 months.

    Wrap the bundles in plastic wrap or put them in a freezer-safe container before placing them in the freezer.

    When you’re ready to eat them, take your chicken bundles out the night before and defrost them in the fridge.

    You can then reheat them as normal.

    Chicken Bundles - Kids LOVE this easy treat! Creamy chicken salad is surrounded by a flaky golden dough pocket. Perfect for leftover chicken!

    More Holiday Appetizers

    I have several chicken appetizers you can serve this holiday season!

    Try these Hot Honey Chicken Tenders and Copycat Chick Fil A Nuggets.

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    5 from 2 votes

    Chicken Bundles

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 12
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 19 minutes
    Total Time 29 minutes
    Kids LOVE this easy treat! Creamy chicken salad is surrounded by a flaky golden dough pocket. Perfect for leftover chicken!

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 package cream cheese 8oz/250g package, softened
    • tsp pepper
    • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted, divided
    • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and cut into small cubes
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 4 green onions chopped
    • 3 packages refrigerated crescent roll dough 235g package

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    • In a bowl, mix cream cheese with 2 tbsp of melted butter. Add chicken, salt, pepper and green onions and mix well.
    • Separate crescent roll dough into rectangles. Seal perforations. Spoon ¼ cup chicken mixture into the center. Pull the 4 corners to the center and seal edges. Brush tops with melted butter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
    • Bake for 19 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cold.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 485mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Appetizers
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Chicken Bundles

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    19 Comments

    1. Love chicken skewers.

    2. Kandace K says:

      Oven baked chicken wings.

    3. Jenness M says:

      The Chicken Feta Bruschetta sounds delish!

    4. Pearl Saban says:

      I enjoy sweet and sour chicken bites on skewers along with roasted veggies on the skewers.

    5. Soozle (Suzie B) says:

      The recipe for Chicken Bacon Ranch Bloomin Bread on the website looks great!

    6. Elizabeth Gosse says:

      I love pulled chicken buffalo dip!

    7. Shirley O says:

      Chicken Waffle Bites with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce is my favorite appetizer.

    8. LYNN CLAYTON says:

      turkey meatballs would be a huge hit in our house

    9. Deanna Barkley says:

      My favourite is  a chicken stir fry.  They are quick and easy.

    10. Imelda Palfy says:

      I really want to make these chicken parcels. 

    11. cris baiker says:

      Bacon wrapped chicken bites!

    12. The Instant Pot Chicken Burritos look delicious, and quick to whip up for dinner! yum !

    13. Colin Moore says:

      My favourite chicken appetizer recipe is that chicken pho recipe on chicken.ca looks so tasty!

    14. Colin Moore says:

      The chicken bundle recipe looks great! I will have to try it out over the holidays.

    15. I like the Instant Pot Chicken Burritos for appetizers.

    16. We make a hot buffalo chicken dip served in a bread bowl which is our favorite holiday appetizer!

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    18. wendy hutton says:

      I am a huge pasta fan and would love to try this One Pan Chicken and Mushroom Tagliatelle

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