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Chicken Squares Recipe

Easy Chicken Recipe for Kids

Even with teenagers, kid-friendly meals are a must.  While my kids are pretty good about eating what I put in front of them, I definitely notice more enthusiasm when I choose a kid-friendly meal. When I’m pressed for time, like after wrestling practice for my son, I tend to choose something quick and kid-friendly.  There are no hassles. There is no huge mess to clean up. There are no left overs to deal with.  It’s generally on these nights that I try to involve the kids in meal preparation. Actually, since Sarah attended a culinary arts program when she was in high school, she knows how to cook already.  I’ve been trying to get David (14) more involved in meal preparation.  Some day he’ll be on his own and I’d like to know that he won’t live on boxed macaroni & cheese for his entire life.  I decided to have him prepare this easy chicken recipe for kids that I got from the Clorox Recipes for Fun site called Chicken Squares.  Here’s the recipe if you’d like to try it with your own kids.

Chicken Squares

1 can (12.5 oz) of chicken chunks or leftover chicken
1 tube of Pillsbury Crescent rolls (8)
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese
3 tablespoons of butter, melted

Mix the chicken, cream cheese, and melted butter in a bowl.

Chicken squares recipe

Unroll the crescent rolls so there are 4 in each rectangle/square.

Unfold crescent

Spread the chicken mixture over each of the crescent rectangles/squares. Fold the corners in to close the filling inside and pinch edges shut if necessary.

Chicken packets

Bake at 350F for about 15 minutes. Watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn. We found this made two servings so if you want enough for a larger family, double or triple the ingredients.

David with dinner

This is a very easy chicken recipe for kids to make and David (14) managed to make it start to finish on his own.  We added in some Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers to make it a well rounded meal and we were done!  If you’d like to find some more kid-friendly recipes or science or arts and crafts recipes for fun, look at the Clorox Recipes for Fun site.  Head over to the Clorox Recipes for Fun site and enter the Ultimate Mess Party Sweepstakes.  They want you to clean up with prizes like $10,000 toward an Ultimate Mess Party, plus chances to win instantly every day.  If you share your recipes for fun, you’ll get a coupon for $1.00 off Clorox® Clean-Up® instantly. You also have a chance to win FREE Clorox® Clean-Up® coupons and $100 gift cards from a variety of favorite retailers to lucky users for just viewing the recipes.  When you’re looking for an easy chicken recipe for kids or a fun recipe to keep the kids occupied, check out the Clorox Recipes for Fun site!

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  1. This looks great!!! I'm definatly going to try this!
  2. that looks so goooooooood! We can't eat of that stuff here, but SIGH, wish we could, you make it look so delicious.
  3. This looks SUPER yummy! But it seems like it might be high in fat - does the taste stay the same if you substitute maybe some yogurt for cream cheese or olive oil for butter? Just curious... I still definitely want to try it in the original recipe form too though! :)
    • Ellen Christian says
      Honestly, I used the 1/3 less fat cream cheese when I made it and it was fantastic. I think yogurt might be too liquidy and I'm not sure olive oil would give it the right taste.
  4. Alison Shaffer says
    those look great! I am going to try those for dinner ! thanks for sharing this recipe.I like adding more vegetable in recipes.
  5. looks great, soo easy....file this one!
  6. Oh, this looks yummy! My kids would have fun making that themselves!


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