Chicken Enchilada Puffs


Turn chicken enchiladas into finger food! by making Chicken Enchilada Puffs!

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You may have noticed,  we love cooking food that is easy to make and doesn’t require hours spent slaving over a hot stove.  Take it one step better, and make food that’s easy to eat with your fingers and my family is in heaven. You can’t beat food you can eat with your fingers.  This recipe takes something as good as chicken enchiladas and turns them into finger food! These were perfect for dinner, by using the jumbo size crescent rolls.  But they would make great party appetizers by using the smaller size crescent rolls. – either way, you put them together just the same.

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You can mix up your seasonings…….use enchilada sauce mix and enchilada sauce, or taco.  I happened to have enchilada mix and taco sauce, so that’s what I used this time.

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Mix cheeses, enchilada seasoning mix , sauce and chicken in a bowl. Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with no-stick spray. unroll crescents and lay on pan add one heaping tablespoon of chicken mix, near the center of the two short ends fold short ends over chicken fold long end over and under, bringing it up on other side (fold or twist any extra dough on top) sprinkle with additional shredded cheese bake for 15 minutes at 375°

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Chicken Enchilada Puffs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 puffs

Chicken Enchilada Puffs

Summary: This recipe takes something as good as chicken enchiladas and turns them into finger food!


  • 1 package jumbo crescent rolls
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 3/4 cup cooked chicken (diced or shredded)
  • 1/3 cup enchilada or taco sauce
  • 2 teaspoons enchilada or taco seasoning mix
  • 1/4 cup Mexican shredded cheese for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line cookie sheet with foil and spray with no-stick spray
  2. Place cream cheese and 1/2 cup Mexican cheese in small bowl and microwave for about 30-40 seconds, to soften.
  3. Add seasoning mix, sauce and chicken to cheese mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Unroll crescent rolls on prepared pan.
  5. Scoop 1 large heaping tablespoon of chicken mixture into the center of the two short ends of the crescent roll.
  6. Pull outer corners of the crescent roll over the chicken mixture, and then pull the long end over, completely enclosing filling.
  7. Sprinkle tops of puffs with additional shredded Mexican cheese.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.


I use the Tyson grilled chicken that comes in the bags near the lunch meat.

you may also enjoy Garlic Chicken Puffs – every time I’m asked to bring an appetizer I make them, and I’m always asked for the recipe! Tutorial Image for Pinterest

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  4. I made these and they were amazing!! I will suggest them to my friends and family! They were a hit 🙂 Thanks!

  5. I decided to try these for dinner tonight and they were fantastic. My family loves the flavor of a roaster chicken but we’re not big fans of dark meat. This was a great way to use it up without anyone even caring that it was dark meat. Most of them I stuck with the just chicken and cheese combo. But for my little batch I chopped up some tomato and green pepper from the garden and added it. Then for fun we dipped them in nacho cheese sauce. It was a huge hit!

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  8. I made these tonight and my kids loved them. I doubled the recipe because the can of crescent rolls had 8 in them, and I think that I would put a bit less taco sauce. I think that you could make the chicken mixture ahead of time and put them together after work for a quick dinner.Thanks for the good recipe!

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  13. Yummy… Looks and sounds fantastic! Need to try it soon!

  14. So happy I found these on Pinterest!! They were easy and very yummy!! This is going to be a football snack for our family again!

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  18. Fantastic !! Might try these with shrimp next time.

  19. Thank you for posting this recipe, I’m rarely able to cook something that pleases ALL my picky eaters! This one was a huge hit.

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  22. For everyone who reads this comment to collect some oppinions: I tried them out and I loved them! These chicken enchilada puffs are seriously amazing!

  23. These are absolutely amazing! I’m making them for my boyfriend who is at work atm, so I put one puff in the oven to see how they’d turn out. I was blown away by how simple yet yummy they were!! I can’t wait for him to get home to try them when I pop the rest in for dinner(: Thank you so much for sharing! I’ll have to try the garlic ones next time(:

  24. One container of crescent rolls has 8 triangles, but the recipe says yield 4. So would I need to double to recipe to have enough filling or are the amounts right for 8 rolls?

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  31. Have you ever made these and frozen them? Just wondered how they would freeze and reheat.

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  36. Can these be made with wonton wraps?

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  41. Can you use Pillsbury biscuits instead?

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