Southern Lady’s Chicken Turnovers

This is a recipe taken from the Southern Lady—everyone loves these easy-to- make turnovers. They are not only delicious, but beautiful!

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Chicken Turnovers


Thanks to Kellyk for sharing this chicken recipe.

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Southern Lady's Chicken Turnovers

Enjoy these Southern Lady's chicken turnovers with this fun recipe. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Recipes, Turnovers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 411kcal


  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 5 tablespoon melted butter divided use
  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped pimento
  • 2 cans crescent roll dough
  • 3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs


  • Blend cream cheese & 3 tablespoons butter. Add chicken and next five ingredients--fold together until blended. Unroll crescent roll dough and divide into rectangles (4 per can) pressing together the diagonal perforations. 3) Place rounded 1/2 cup chicken mixture in center of each dough rectangle. Fold dough over filling and pressing edges together to seal.
  • Dip turnovers in remaining melted butter and then roll in breadcrumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. These can be assembled ahead of time and then placed in the oven 30 minutes before serving. If you find it difficult for the perforations to "hold together" you may want to try using a rolling pin to gently roll the perforations together.  


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.5mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Gene

    5 stars
    I like these turnovers a lot. I plan on making them later this week for some of my family. Didn’t have any pimento around so I skipped that step.

  2. Becky

    I’ve made these with crab and lobster instead of chicken. Rolled in crushed pecans instead of breadcrumbs, it’s delicious!

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