How to Make Incredibly Easy Chicken Hot Pockets

Make this portable, tasty shredded chicken hot pocket using left overs in a three step recipe. These hot pockets are perfect for snacking on during your favorite football game, or on the way to soccer practice.

Homemand Shredded Chicken Hot Pockets

This recipe is so easy, you can have these snacks made in 20 minutes or so and be on your way with food in hand.

This is also a great recipe to make with kids. You only have to supervise if your children have the most basic cooking skills.

For younger children, you’ll want to manage the oven and perhaps oversee the assembly of the pockets. However, you should be able to turn your tweens and teens loose in the kitchen to make this dish for supper.

I love this recipe for two very basic reasons:

  1. It uses up leftovers, turning them into a new dish.
  2. It capitalizes on ready to use, easy to find ingredients.

That’s what I call #ConvenienceCooking !

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I used packaged crescent roll dough. If you’ve got a fabulous, made from scratch recipe for crescent rolls, and you’re not pressed for time – then I highly recommend you use that dough!!

If you’re pressed for time and have a different form of refrigerated biscuit dough on hand, you certainly can use what you have. Don’t make a special run to the grocery store just to purchase crescent rolls.

I usually plan ahead and figure that the second or third time using my crock pot full of shredded chicken will be in this recipe. I purchase the crescent rolls in the same trip as the shredded chicken ingredients.

Some families love leftovers, and will eat the same pot of food, in the same method for an entire week. My husband has been known to do that with spaghetti.

Other families need leftovers to look like something new in order to eat them up.  That’s where this recipe comes in handy!

Homemade Shredded Chicken Hot Pockets

Shredded Chicken Hot Pocket Recipe


  • 3 c Shredded Chicken
  • 8 oz package Crescent Roll
  • 1 1/2 c Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Recipe Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly grease 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  3. Unroll and separate the crescent rolls into individual triangles.
  4. Spread about 1/2 cup shredded chicken in the middle of each crescent roll.
  5. Top with a pinch of the cheddar cheese and fold corners for triangle in, to enclose the chicken inside the roll.
  6. Sprinkle a bit more cheese on top of each roll.
  7. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Homemade Shredded Chicken Hot Pockets

Approximate Nutritional Information:

Servings Per Recipe: 8 servings. Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285, Total Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 89mg, Sodium: 380mg, Total Carbs: 19g, Protein: 9g

Make it a Meal:

Serve with a vegetable or bowl of soup to make a light meal. The Chicken Fajita or Broccoli Cheese soups are good with the hot pockets.

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Replace the shredded chicken with pulled pork, barbecued beef or diced ham.

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How to Make Incredibly Easy Chicken Hot Pockets — 44 Comments

    • April … I know what you mean about needing new recipes! I fall into the habit of always making the same dishes.

      This is a good enough recipe to make shredded chicken on purpose! No sense waiting for leftovers.

    • LOL As long as Cheryl is fixing them herself … is that a problem?? Maybe make up a huge batch, then have a week’s worth stashed in the fridge.

  1. This is fantastic! I LOVE hot pockets and you’re right, these are perfect to use up leftovers too!
    I can definitely see myself making these 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at #SaucySaturdays and I hope you join us again this week. Pinned!

    • Dini, thanks for stopping by and #SaucySatrudays is a good time, I’ll be back!

      I’m always looking for ways to use leftovers – I’m in such a habit of cooking large quantities, I need new ways to serve the food!

    • You got it! I like making these on a chilly weeknight for supper … when it’s dreary outside, I don’t have a lot of energy for fancy foods. I want something warm and tasty.

  2. You made a delicious at the same time party dish with just 3 ingredients. who can resist chicken and cheese. My kids will love it as they are fan of chicken and cheddar cheese.

  3. What a great idea. Kids and grown-ups too like eating a dish in a different form. For some reason it’s more appealing and it seems like it tastes better. I’m a firm believer in letting kids help in the kitchen. It’s fun and they learn while they’re at it. Very tasty looking meal!!

  4. What a great way to use up leftover chicken.. I know my kids would love this..they go mad for the sweet ones you buy in the supermarketvwhich I hate and only by once in a while. This is much better, can’t wait to try it

  5. I am in live with this recipe!! I am always looks out for simple.quick and less ingredients lunch box recipes for my kids and this is a keeper for sure!

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