Garlic Chicken Puffs & Christmas Party!

We had a GREAT time at a family Christmas party on Sunday.

I have to share my aunts home with you all!

She decorates for Christmas in Turquoise and Red,

and their finished basement is St. Louis Cardinals themed.

Turquoise and  Red Christmas

Don’t you just love all the little touches, the ornament balls on top the votive candle holders? The Santa hats lined up on a shelf, the baseballs mixed with ornaments! That white tree changes colors, well the lights change colors, she also has these adorable red feather wreaths that I didn’t get a good picture of to show you, but they are adorable with a turquoise bow and turquoise ornament hanging in the middle!

We snacked, we drank, we played a White Elephant Ornament Exchange, this year all 17 people played!

and we laughed…..

Everyone brought an appetizer.

I brought something I had at my nieces house a few months ago, so I called her for the recipe.

Garlic Chicken Puffs!

garlic chicken puffs

These are a rich creamy garlic chicken mixture inside a croissant and baked to form yummy puffs. A big crowd pleaser and great for gatherings!

They are a little messy to make, and I think I filled mine a little too much, so some of the chicken mixture oozed out, but still tasted DELICIOUS!

Garlic Chicken Puffs

Yield: 32 puffs

Garlic Chicken Puffs


  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken*
  • 2 (8 count) cans refrigerator crescent rolls


  1. Mix cream cheese, garlic and chicken until well blended.
  2. Unroll crescent rolls and cut each triangle into 2 triangles (when you unroll the crescent rolls, 2 triangles are attached making a big square, I just cut from there following the perforation for one cut and made another cut from the other corners = giving you 4 little triangles)
  3. Place 1 tsp of chicken mixture on the center of each triangle and fold the corners in over the creamy mixture.
  4. Place on cookie sheet, lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with no stick spray. Bake at 375 for 11-14 mins.


*For cooked chicken, I buy a big bags of frozen chicken tenderloins, I toss 6 of them on a cookie sheet and baked for about 25 mins.

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Garlic Chicken Puffs

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125 Responses to “Garlic Chicken Puffs & Christmas Party!”

  1. Janine posted on December 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm (#)

    I cannot wait to try these for my work Christmas Party! Thank you! I LOVE you!

  2. Sue posted on December 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm (#)

    YUM! I love the turquoise and red too!

  3. Jessica posted on November 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm (#)

    I made these for a church pot luck the other night and they were a hit! So easy to make and they were delicious! Thanks for a great recipe…definitely a keeper!

  4. Deb @ PaperTurtle posted on December 3, 2011 at 8:50 am (#)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe for these appetizers! I’m definitely going to give them a try for our Christmas get-together. LOVE the way your aunt’s house is decorated – and the happy photos made me smile. Don’t you just love being around folks you can laugh with? Happy holidays to you and yours!

  5. Jessica posted on December 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm (#)

    Anyone served these at room temperature? I’ll be trying these out for a potluck and won’t be able to reheat before they’re served.

    • Lasia replied on March 8th, 2012 at 10:50 am

      They are delish hot, warm, room temp and even out of the fridge Jessica. Try them as the recipe is or add a tsp of curry powder, or with herb & garlic cream cheese or with a large clove of fresh minced garlic in place of the garlic powder! You can’t loose with this recipe! Fabulous served with sweet chili sauce too!

      • cristy replied on January 5th, 2013 at 10:04 am

        Thank you so much for the recipe and follow up comments!!!! LOVE reading reviews and suggestions when I’m making new stuff! I just made this for my son’s bday party (have to make some fun adult food!!!) So thanks! My kitchen smells wonderful!!!!!

  6. Karmen posted on December 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm (#)

    These were absolutely wonderful and super easy to make. Served them at my book club Christmas party last night and they were a hit…a definite keeper! THANKS!

  7. Teresa posted on December 22, 2011 at 3:14 am (#)

    These were our wedding colors so I just LOVE the idea of the Tree!

  8. BarbL posted on January 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm (#)

    I love garlic, but this was TOO MUCH! I’ll make it again using half the garlic, which I think will be just perfect.

    • TidyMom replied on January 4th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Barb are you sure you used 1 tsp of garlic powder? not garlic salt or a tablespoon?
      It’s never been overly garlicy to us or anyone I’ve served them too.

      • BarbL replied on January 4th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

        yes, I double-checked the measuring spoon after tasting them, so I know it was the right amount… and I only have garlic powder – don’t use garlic salt at all, so I don’t keep it in my cupboard. Either way, it’s a great recipe and I look forward to trying it again. Thank you for the recipe… and for following up on my comment. :)

  9. Leah posted on January 25, 2012 at 11:20 pm (#)

    My mom makes these only with Mrs. Dash instead of garlic and uses chive cream cheese. Very delicious!!

  10. Nena posted on February 6, 2012 at 7:57 am (#)

    I make something similar. Instead of regular cream cheese I use onion and chive cream cheese. Adds some amazing flavor. I also throw in chopped celery and sometimes pecans. Once they are rolled up, I dunk them in butter then roll in crushed Pepperidge Farm herb stuffing.

    DELISH! A huge hit with my family all the time. We do this for dinner, serve with rice, a veggie and cover with gravy :)

  11. Rhiannon posted on February 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm (#)

    we made these this evening after finding them on pinterest and they were delicious! We are thinking about making them again tomorrow but with a little twist……instead of garlic powder we are going to use the dry ranch seasoning! sounds yummy:)

    • Anita replied on December 6th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      How did the ranch dressing do?

  12. brenda posted on March 25, 2012 at 4:33 am (#)

    i am looking for appetizrs for a big family event,,,,these look like they can hold overnight…

  13. Anne H posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm (#)

    Excellent, according to my husband and daughter!! Okay, me too!! I used chive and onion cream cheese and leftover chicken. This is definitely a keeper. Thank you!

  14. Colette posted on April 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm (#)

    Not sure if someone said this already but it’s easier to just use Boursin instead of doing the cream cheese & garlic. That way the flavor is pre-measured if you will. Delicious idea, thanks for sharing your recipe!

  15. Lori posted on May 20, 2012 at 8:49 pm (#)

    Has anybody tried these with canned chicken? If so how did they turn out?

    • kathy replied on July 14th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Lori, i just made these last night using canned chicken…they were FABULOUS…we loved them…and so easy!

    • Jan replied on February 4th, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Canned chicken works wonderfully well. Use 2 cans of chicken to 8 0z of cream cheese with chives and onion. I also use one to two Tbs of filling to one crescent roll/chicken puff for meal size. After rolling just bring the ends over to form a packet.

  16. RebelHeart posted on August 2, 2012 at 10:50 am (#)

    Has anyone tried them without the chicken?

  17. Veronica posted on August 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm (#)

    Thanks for sharing this! I came across it earlier today and ended up making it this afternoon :) So easy and very yummy. Shared it on my blog and linked to you (with my attempt at ’em).

  18. Viola Collier posted on August 28, 2012 at 12:51 am (#)

    I’m so glad I logged on to your blog as I have a large mirror that I want too do some etching on! and I’m also going too try out your Chicken Enchlada Puffs they look soooooo goooood they make my mouth water just looking at the pictures of them.

  19. Carrie posted on September 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm (#)

    Just made these tonight for the first time for a party that Im haven for Sunday, and I dont think im gonna have any for the party, as my picky 10 yr old son is sneaking 1 here and there when I turn my back. YES, they r that good! THANK YOU THANK YOU :))))

  20. Jessica posted on September 16, 2012 at 10:29 am (#)

    How well to they freeze?

  21. caro posted on October 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm (#)

    I’m confused as to how many times I should cut the triangles… I believe I’m supposed to cut each triangle into 4, yielding 8 triangles per can or 16 per recipe… But the yield is 32 puffs. Or is the 32 puffs the yield for the double recipe? Thanks!

    • TidyMom replied on October 7th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      “Unroll crescent rolls and cut each triangle into 2 triangles ” – you cut each triangle into 2

      the recipe calls for two 8 count cans of biscuits, so that will yield 32 puffs

      hope that helps

  22. Carrie posted on October 11, 2012 at 11:27 am (#)

    Hi, is it possible to make these ahead of time and freeze them? If so, how long should I cook them on the reheat? Thanks!

    • TidyMom replied on October 11th, 2012 at 11:40 am

      I’m sorry, I don’t know, I’ve never tried it. But if you do, I’d love to hear how they turn out and I will update the post, because others have asked the same thing!

      • Jan replied on February 4th, 2014 at 11:40 am

        These chicken puffs freeze well.

  23. susie washburn posted on October 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm (#)


  24. Rebecca posted on November 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm (#)

    I have to tell you that I came to your website via pinterest for a delicious recipe, but I enjoyed your pictures of the party so much. Clearly you all had a fantastic time!! :) Thank you so much for sharing your holiday joy with the rest of us, I’m certainly envious.

    • TidyMom replied on November 24th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      You’re so sweet! And thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment too!!

  25. Mom with the wand posted on November 26, 2012 at 10:56 am (#)

    I made these exactly as the recipe stated and loved them. I also made some swapping ham for chicken and mustard for garlic. Wow, wow, wow! The possibilities are endless. Thank you for the great idea!

  26. Laura posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm (#)

    Can these be frozen and if so, can they be frozen before cooked?

  27. Sabrina posted on December 17, 2012 at 9:51 pm (#)

    I tried these tonight. OMG. SO GOOOOOD! But I did have to tweak it a little bit…OK…a lot. I didn’t have any chicken thawed and had 2 sweet sausage links in the fridge. I took off the casings, cooked up the meat, and instead of adding garlic powder because I thought that the sausage would give plenty of flavor already, I added dill weed. It was delicous! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

  28. Chris posted on December 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm (#)

    Hi, I made these today and they are really yummy!

  29. Macy posted on August 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm (#)

    I just made these and even my picky 7 year old loved them. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!!


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