Baked Chicken Squares

Soooooo baked, you guys.


Is it spring where you are? It wants to be spring here, but it’s failing. I give spring an F. Not that it’s even technically spring yet, but when I’m seeing and writing March on everything, it needs to be spring. I need tulips and daffs sprouting out of my nose. Baby birds jumping from nests and and hopefully not dying upon landing. Blades of grass thickening and darkening with lush shades of green. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.

I’d also like to clarify that only the chicken squares are baked, not me.

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This is another recipe brought to you by the lady who birthed me. Remember the Pork Chop Cassy last week? We made these, too!

I want to be sorry for saying cassy, but I’m just not.



You’re gonna dig these little square pockety things. It’s boiled and chopped chicken mixed with a little butter, cream cheese and onion. All wrapped up in some crescent dough squares (well, rectangles) and baked with crushed Ritz crackers on top.

Ritz crackers! Remember Ritz crackers?

When was the last time you ate Ritz crackers? You’d probably just finished your 30-minute Nintendo allowance and had moved onto Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

I shoved one of these down in the babelets’ bottles and got a thumbs up from both of ’em.


You could probably even add some peas or tiny chopped carrots to the mix!

Then again, why mess with gold.


Get baked!


Baked Chicken Squares:

What it took for 8 squares:

* 1 1/2 pound chicken breast, boiled and chopped
* 1-2 Tbs. diced white (or yellow) onion
* 3 Tbs. melted butter, divided
* 1/2 block softened cream cheese (4 oz)
* 2 Tbs. milk
* salt and pepper, to taste
* 2 cans crescent rolls (like Pillsbury, where there are 8 rolls per can)
* crushed ritz crackers

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, combine the chopped chicken, onion, 2 Tbs. melted butter, cream cheese, milk and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix to thoroughly incorporate.

Roll out the crescent rolls, keeping two rolls attached at the perforated line. Making a rectangle. Know what I mean, Vern?

Place a 1/4th-cup dollop of chicken mixture in the center of each dough rectangle. Pull the corners of the dough over the chicken and pinch to seal, creating a little pocket square thing.

Brush the remaining Tbs. of butter over the tops of the squares, sprinkle with crushed crackers and bake for 17 to 20 minutes. (or whatever the can says!) Check at the 15-minute mark. Get them all nice and golden brown.

Serve and conquer.


I miss Hilary Banks.

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41 Responses to Baked Chicken Squares

  1. DessertForTwo March 6, 2014 at 7:40 am #
    You just officially made 'cassy' a thing. The world will sing your praises!
  2. steph@stephsbitebybite March 6, 2014 at 7:51 am #
    Oh yes!!! Perfect way to eat on the little 11 month old has me running around everywhere, so handheld is the way to go.
  3. Tieghan March 6, 2014 at 7:54 am #
    Spring needs to happen. Can't. Wait. Need Spring!! :) Loving these bundles!!
  4. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite March 6, 2014 at 8:06 am #
    Oh man you went over the top with adding ritz crackers. These are definitely getting saved.
    • Bonnie April 5, 2020 at 10:57 am #
      These are a yummy and fun change of pace, or hot appetizer! But instead of boiled chicken🤢, cook in slow cooker, then shred. If you cook enough you'll have some left over for green chicken enchiladas!
  5. Brie @ Entrée the Giant March 6, 2014 at 8:23 am #
    Oh, hell yeah.
  6. jude March 6, 2014 at 8:27 am #
    Next time try them with crushed stuffing mix (like Pepperidge Farm) instead of Ritz - so good.
  7. Amanda March 6, 2014 at 8:50 am #
    Cant wait to try these, they look very kid friendly!!! We're in California and still waiting for winter to hit. Its gonna be 70 today.....
  8. Cookbook Queen March 6, 2014 at 8:54 am #
    One of our favorite dinners!! We make a sauce to pour on top of them, too...cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, know. The usual cringe inducing, super fattening ingredients we favor in the south ;)
  9. Annika March 6, 2014 at 9:23 am #
    My daughter - Maja is sitting next to me - she is approving of the dish! Looks great! Will have to try this. It's like a WASPian Samosa. Will add some peas or carrot or something for color. Or mushrooms. I have to add mushrooms to everything. Or spinach. How great that your mom is there to help!!
  10. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health March 6, 2014 at 10:10 am #
    love that ritz crackers..those things are sooo addicting and thats why i hardly buy it.
  11. Victoria Bakrdjian March 6, 2014 at 10:40 am #
    You are absolutely hilarious. And I am so making (orrr baking!) these next week. ;)
  12. Casey March 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm #
    Definitely a favorite recipe of mine. I never knew what to call them so my family refers to them as "Chicken things". We typically heat up some cream of chicken soup to use as gravy. So yummy. I haven't tried them with the ritz crackers; will do that next time! Mine are also not usually this photogenic. :)
  13. Kerry March 6, 2014 at 4:37 pm #
    lollll Hilary Banks? As in Fresh Prince of Bel Air? You are a riot.
  14. Meredith March 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm #
    Such amazing comfort food!
  15. Heather March 6, 2014 at 6:44 pm #
    Woah- an Earnest reference!! Dude. My mom also made these very squares for me after I had baby 2. They are delish!
  16. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg March 6, 2014 at 7:59 pm #
    Always loved these little bundles. Thanks for the throwback.
  17. Becky March 6, 2014 at 11:38 pm #
    Beautiful! Will try those as you say to do!
  18. March 7, 2014 at 2:04 am #
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  19. Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion March 7, 2014 at 6:16 am #
    I love experimenting with this kinds of dough.. This is a great quick meal. Thanks for sharing
  20. rosita vargas March 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm #
    Perfectos para un tentempiè lindos los sobres de pollo me encanta,abrazos y asludos.
  21. Nutmeg Nanny March 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm #
    My mother used to make something quite similar to this when I was younger :) I love it and I can't wait to give it a go myself!
  22. Paula – bell’alimento March 8, 2014 at 6:16 pm #
    Such savory delish! Must try!
  23. Brian @ A Thought For Food March 10, 2014 at 8:04 am #
    Failing big time. It's freakin' snowing again! LAME!!! These look scrumptious!
  24. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes March 10, 2014 at 9:26 am #
    is it wrong that I want to dunk these in buffalo sauce, or is it so wrong it's right because I'm a buffalo fahhhreak? ehh whatever - doing it.
  25. Michelle March 10, 2014 at 10:41 am #
    Curious....have you ever tried to freeze these? I would love to make up a whole bunch of them and freeze some for future meals.
    • Bev Weidner March 11, 2014 at 8:43 am #
      I haven't tried freezing them. But I feel like it could work! Let me know if it does. :)
    • Cindy Redfoot September 15, 2016 at 11:49 am #
      I have frozen them, reheat in microwave great. I never like anything like this that way but they were great. Love it
  26. Maria G. March 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm #
    Very often I bake such squares. You should agree that it is a very convenient dish to cook because you can make any filling you like. It can be baked very fast. It is a nice decision especially when your guests have come suddenly.
  27. Lauren March 10, 2014 at 11:18 pm #
    What CUTE little bundles! I am fascinated by the Ritz crumbled on top…must try!!
  28. Brenda March 12, 2014 at 11:53 pm #
    These look amazing and I'm defs going to try them. I have to say that I laughed out loud when I read your comment "know what I mean, Vern?" My DH says exactly that all the time! Thanks for a good laugh and great recipe.
  29. jane March 14, 2014 at 9:16 am #
    made these last night. they were delish! husband and kid approved. So quick and easy to put together since i am mom of twins (toddlers) also.Thanks for sharing.
  30. Susan March 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm #
    I wished I'd found these sooner! Anything with cream cheese and I'm sold. Oh and by the way I'll be doing the Carlton Dance while shoveling these babies in! Maybe I'll even teach my son how...
  31. Charlene June 3, 2014 at 5:23 am #
    I have made these since I was first married 28 years ago, with a few adjustments. I always made them with a full pkg. Of cream cheese, which may eliminate people feeling like they need a dip or gravy of some kind, also I always added sauteed mushrooms, and a splash of wine maybe a fourth cup. I have also tried them with broccoli, which is good if you don't overcook, and we have tried spinach which we love. I have never used butter and Ritz, might have to check it out. I have also frozen them before, and they were alright but just not as good. Give these variations a try, you won't be sorry!
  32. Brenda November 29, 2016 at 4:03 am #
    These were very nice. I used puff pastry in place of crescent rolls. The whole family enjoyed this dish. Thanks for a lovely recipe.
  33. Penni Martinez August 6, 2018 at 12:07 pm #
    I put some fresh chives and mushrooms in them. My family calls them chicken puffs and I have been making them for almost 40 years! I add a little Bernaise sauce when serving.
  34. Anonymous March 2, 2020 at 3:14 pm #
    Great recipe. Lousy options for printing a copy!


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