Chicken Enchilada Puffs


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

Turn chicken enchiladas into finger food! Chicken Enchilada Puffs #recipe at

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.

Ingredients to turn chicken enchiladas into finger food! #recipe at

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.

Turn chicken enchiladas into finger food! #recipe and tutorial at

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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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

96 Responses to “Chicken Enchilada Puffs”

  1. Lynn from For Love or Funny posted on October 3, 2011 at 7:18 am (#)

    These look delicious!!

  2. Amy posted on October 10, 2011 at 7:10 am (#)


  3. Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] posted on October 10, 2011 at 7:17 am (#)

    So easy and low cost! I’ll add this recipe to my “to-do” list. Thanks!

  4. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective posted on October 10, 2011 at 7:39 am (#)

    What a great make-ahead party recipe! …This may be on the Halloween menu. :)

  5. Wenderly posted on October 10, 2011 at 7:43 am (#)


  6. susan posted on October 10, 2011 at 7:49 am (#)

    Cheryl, those are so pretty. Glad you are back!

  7. Kristen posted on October 10, 2011 at 7:53 am (#)

    These looks so easy and delicious, Cheryl! Great idea.

  8. Amanda posted on October 10, 2011 at 8:39 am (#)

    Those seriously look amazing! You know they just went on my list for dinner this week! :)

  9. Tony Payne posted on October 10, 2011 at 8:40 am (#)

    These sound really good, I love Enchiladas. It’s always good to see a variation on a recipe.

  10. Cookbook Queen posted on October 10, 2011 at 8:50 am (#)

    YUM!! I love quick and easy meals and this looks perfect.

  11. marla posted on October 10, 2011 at 8:58 am (#)

    Hi Cheryl! These puffs look AMAZING! I hope your trip to Paw’s Up was a blast!! Can’t wait to hear more about it :)

  12. Maria posted on October 10, 2011 at 9:19 am (#)

    Great dinner idea! We love enchiladas so I am sure we will love these too!

  13. SweetSugarBelle posted on October 10, 2011 at 9:40 am (#)

    My family will love this one!

  14. Sherri @ The Kitchen Prescription posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:04 am (#)

    These are a quick and easy alternative to my usual chicken enchiladas.Great after a long day at work and not time or energy for fixing dinner. I also love mixing taco sauce in with my seasoning packet. It give’s it that extra punch of flavor.

  15. Jeanette posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:26 am (#)

    What a quick and easy idea for entertaining, so elegant, yet no one would know how simple these really are to put together.

  16. Shona posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:42 am (#)

    YUM, Yum, yum!!! Those look amazing. I share your same philosopy on finger foods! Another fave would be anything you can dip! lol. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Diane {Created by Diane} posted on October 10, 2011 at 12:01 pm (#)

    I love dinner wrapped up in a puff….looks so cute!

  18. Amy @ Living Locurto posted on October 10, 2011 at 12:25 pm (#)

    Looks very tasty!

  19. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme posted on October 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm (#)

    What a tasty and beautiful recipe! These are going on the to-try list for next weekend.

  20. Jamie | My Baking Addiction posted on October 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm (#)

    These look so simple and tasty! Such adorable little chicken pockets – too cute.

  21. Claire @ Claire K Creations posted on October 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm (#)

    Yum!!! I love enchiladas but enchiladas as party food… even better!

  22. Georgia Pellegrini posted on October 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm (#)

    Love this idea! I’ll totally make them, mmm.

  23. Jessica posted on October 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm (#)

    I need these in my life. Like now!

  24. shelly (cookies and cups) posted on October 11, 2011 at 7:51 am (#)

    I really love this recipe…crescent rolls make everything better!

  25. Hecmi posted on October 11, 2011 at 10:39 am (#)

    These look yummy and super easy! Need to try them!

  26. Paula posted on October 11, 2011 at 11:04 am (#)

    I’ve got lots of leftover Thanksgiving turkey! Think I need to get some crescent rolls :)

  27. Ali posted on October 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm (#)

    What a way to make chicken… so appealing. New to your blog and I love your site. Following you through the rss.

  28. Lisa Brown posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:57 pm (#)

    Looks delicious! Must try! Thanks!

  29. Robyn | Add a Pinch posted on October 12, 2011 at 1:04 am (#)

    Yum! I can’t wait to try these!

  30. naomi posted on October 12, 2011 at 2:16 am (#)

    Great idea! My family will go crazy for this!

  31. Kulsum at JourneyKitchen posted on October 12, 2011 at 3:21 am (#)

    My family loves finger food like nothing else and this fits perfectly into our palate. Great idea

  32. Aimee @ Simple Bites posted on October 12, 2011 at 7:57 am (#)

    You just made me SO hungry and it’s only 9 am. =) I bet these would freeze well. Thoughts?

    • TidyMom replied on October 12th, 2011 at 10:54 am

      oooh Aimee, I’ve never tried freezing, but I bet they would freeze great! I may try that next time I go out of town, I’ll make up a batch ahead of time for the family.

  33. Jaime posted on October 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm (#)

    I’m trying these tonight! Thanks so much!

  34. Kim posted on October 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm (#)

    Oh these look great. Will be making these in the next few days.

  35. Melanie LaDue posted on October 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm (#)

    These look so yummy! I’ll be featuring them this evening on my blog – and my link party is still open…you should link up now, or come visit again on Tuesdays!


  36. Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano posted on November 1, 2011 at 12:18 am (#)

    These look awesome. I pinned your post!

  37. Tammy Wiltz posted on November 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm (#)

    I made these tonight and they were delicious!!

  38. Wendh posted on December 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm (#)

    I saw this recipe and couldn’t resist. Did exchange the chicken for hamburger and the filling tastes awesome. Just waiting now for the whole thing to come out of the oven. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

    • Wendy replied on December 22nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      They turned out great! Takes about 3/4 lb of hamburger as the substitute.

  39. kim posted on January 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm (#)

    These are in the oven as I type :) Thank You for sharing this. I sure am one for simple and easy meals
    Although I did use the whole box of cream cheese and the whole packet of mix…My bad as I didn’t see the 2tsp :) I have a habit of doing things like this….

  40. Kandace posted on January 18, 2012 at 8:44 am (#)

    I made this last night and it was a hit!

  41. kim posted on January 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm (#)

    Update on the dinner…Everyone loved it! My kids even ate the left overs for a snack, now that’s a winner in my book! Thank You so much for sharing this :) It’s so nice to get out the “same ole same meals”

  42. Cindy posted on February 1, 2012 at 6:49 pm (#)

    Made these tonight – added some chopped cilantro & chopped onions to the chicken mixture. Extremely yummy and easy peasy!

  43. Gloria posted on February 29, 2012 at 10:51 pm (#)

    Do you have this on Pinterest? If so, can you give me the link? I’d like to pin it, if your do. Or, from here, with your permission, of course. Please email me at gloria(dot)vincent(at)yahoo(dot)com to let me know?
    ALSO: I’d also like to ask another question. Thank you!

  44. Monica posted on March 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm (#)

    I made this dish this past Sunday after seeing it on food gawker. I have four kids – one of whom is very picky. They and hubby all loved it (and me). I garnished it with fresh avocado and also had refried beans and Mexican rice. It was yummy. I kind of fudged on the quantities in recipe, so I had filling left over. I made a layered chicken enchilada casserole type thing with the leftover filling (that was delish, too). I WILL make again. THANK YOU!

  45. Jennifer posted on March 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm (#)

    I made these tonight and usually my picky husband won’t eat anything new. But they smelled so good that he tried them and loved them. Thank you for a simple and basic recipe that I can do quickly after work, not break the pocket book, and both of us enjoy them!!!!

  46. Summer posted on April 12, 2012 at 8:38 pm (#)

    I made these tonight and they were YUMMY!!!! I added a sauce made of cream of chicken soup, cream cheese, and taco seasoning. Gooooodddd stufffff :)

  47. Haley posted on July 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm (#)

    I made these and they were amazing!! I will suggest them to my friends and family! They were a hit :) Thanks!

  48. Tina posted on July 31, 2012 at 8:18 pm (#)

    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!

  49. kristen posted on August 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm (#)

    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!

  50. Sydney posted on September 24, 2012 at 10:19 am (#)

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


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