Creamy Chicken Filling

Creamy Chicken Filling

This is my all time favorite chicken filling. I use it primarily for chicken rolls, but it works great as a pita filler or chicken salad.  You can make it over the stove or in the microwave.

Creamy Chicken Filling
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chicken
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Ingredients
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 6 Tbsp chicken broth
Instructions
Over the stove
  1. In a large skillet melt butter.
  2. Add onion and cook over medium heat until softenened (about 4-5 minutes).
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until cream cheese is melted and heated through (2-3 minutes).
Microwave
  1. Cut cream cheeese into 6 pieces.
  2. In 2-qt casserole, melt buttter on HIGH (40-50 sec.).
  3. Stir in onion; microwave on HIGH until softened (1½ to 1¾ min.).
  4. Stir in cream cheese and remaining filling ingredients.
  5. Microwave on HIGH, stirring after 1 minute until heated through (2 to 2½ min.).
Notes
Options: Chill filling to use in a salad. Roll up into crescent rolls and bake as per roll instructions. Use as a hot or cold filling in Pitas