Chicken Enchilada Puffs {VIDEO}

Turn chicken enchiladas into finger food! by making Chicken Enchilada Puffs! Watch the video to see how easy these are to make!

If you like easy dinner recipes as much as we do, be sure to check out our Blackened Salmon Filets, Cheesy Ravioli Bake With Chicken, and Homemade Pizza Rolls.

Chicken Enchilada Puffs on a plate


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.

They would also make great party appetizers by using the smaller size crescent rolls. – either way, you put them together just the same.

click to see more of my recipe videos

How To Make Chicken Enchilada Puffs

(full printable recipe at the end of this post)

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.

how to roll chicken enchiladas puffs

Mix cheeses, enchilada seasoning mix, sauce and chicken in a bowl. Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with no-stick spray.

Next, 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 the long end over and under, bringing it up on the other side (fold or twist any extra dough on top)

Sprinkle with additional shredded cheese bake for 15 minutes.

CHICKEN ENCHILADA PUFFS on a pan lined with foil

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!



Chicken Enchilada Puffs photo collage

Chicken Enchilada Puffs

Chicken Enchilada Puffs

Yield: 8 puffs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Turn chicken enchiladas into finger food! These delicious savory Chicken Enchilada Puffs are the perfect easy meal!


Chicken Enchilada Puffs

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

Optional Toppings

  • your favorite salsa
  • sour cream
  • guacamole 
  • fresh cilantro, chopped


  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.
  9. Serve warm with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole! Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and Enjoy!


*I usually use pre-cooked grilled chicken that comes in the bags near the lunch meat, leftover chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken.

How To Store Leftover Chicken Enchilada Puffs: Place leftovers in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To Reheat: The chicken puffs are best reheated in the oven at 350° F. Put the leftover puffs on a pan, cover with foil, and heat for about 10-5 minutes or until heated through. If you prefer, you can warm them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds until warmed all the way through.

I do not recommend freezing these enchilada puffs.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

Making this recipe? Share it with us on Instagram using the hashtag #TidyMom so we can see what you're creating in the kitchen!