Game Day Chicken Almond Poppers

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 poppers 1x



  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (2 large or 3 small)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup crushed almonds
  • dried parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Boil chicken breasts for 30 minutes or until completely cooked through. Remove from water and chop into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Unroll the crescent rolls into one large rectangle on a lightly floured surface and press seams together. Cut into 16 equal squares.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, shred chicken pieces and mix with cream cheese and lemon pepper on medium high speed.
  5. Using a tablespoon sized scoop, place a ball the chicken cream cheese mixture onto each square of dough. Roll the dough around the chicken and pinch to seal on the bottom.
  6. Dip the top of the balls of dough into melted butter and then into crushed almonds. Place seam side down on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 11-14 minutes, or until the top of the chicken poppers are golden brown.


  • Serving Size: 1 Popper
  • Calories: 160
  • Sugar: 1.9g
  • Sodium: 177mg
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.8g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg