BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe

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Last Updated on February 14, 2020 by Tracy

If you love BBQ like we do, you will love the BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe. It’s easy to make and full of flavor. This recipe is perfect for summer!

Disclosure: I am a proud Stubb’s BAR-B-Q Insider. I received the products for my recipe. No additional compensation was received. All BBQ loving opinions and the recipe are my own!
BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe

BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe

Who doesn’t love BBQ? With Summer here I am sure you all are itching to get the grill fired up! Or, you could be like me, and have your outdoor kitchen area isn’t ready quite yet. We have a smoker and a grill that are just SCREAMING to be used, and they are about 99% ready…but they aren’t there just yet ๐Ÿ™

But that’s not going to stop me from enjoying BBQ! No way! That’s why I love this BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe. It has all the BBQ flavor and I prepped everything in the crockpot. So, it’s an easy and delicious recipe!

BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe

I got together a few ingredients and I was ready to get started.   I added in the carrots and green peppers for some hidden veggies and added crunch.

BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe

I love using shredded chicken in recipes, it’s so easy to make!  Just toss your chicken in the crockpot with a little chicken broth and leave it sit until it’s nice and tender!   Once my chicken was ready, I removed it from the crockpot, used 2 forks to shred it and then added the chicken, Stubb’s Original Bar B-Q Sauce, and the veggies back into the crockpot.

BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe

I let everything simmer on low in the crockpot for about an hour.  I wanted the veggies tender and the BBQ sauce to be good and soaked into the chicken.

BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe

Next up is making the “pockets”.  When you unroll the crescent rolls, don’t separate them into triangles.  Leave them as the rectangle shape and do your best to get rid of the perforation, so that the juices stay in ๐Ÿ™‚  Just use your fingers to squeeze the sides together.

BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe

I stuffed mine pretty good.  You will fill half of it with the BBQ chicken mixture then fold the top of it.  Use the fork to seal the sides closed, and once again – check the perforation along the top.  Use your fingers to pinch them closed if needed.

BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe

I topped mine with Sharp Cheddar Cheese before tossing them into the oven…who doesn’t love some melted cheese?!

Now, here is my BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.


BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe
Recipe Type: Lunch/Dinner
Author: Tracy @
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
  • 1 can Big & Flaky crescent dinner rolls – if you don’t have big and flaky, regular would be fine as well
  • 1.5 lbs of shredded chicken
  • 1 jar of Stubb’s Original Bar B-Q Sauce
  • 1/2 cup diced green peppers
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese to top the pockets
  1. Add 1 jar of Stubb’s Original Bar B-Q, carrots, and green peppers to the shredded chicken
  2. Cook on low in crockpot for about 1 hour – until veggies are tender
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  4. Make crescent rolls into a rectangle shape – see images above
  5. Fill half of the rectangle shape generously with the BBQ chicken mixture
  6. Fold close
  7. Use fork to seal edges closed
  8. Make sure seam on the top is sealed as well
  9. Top each “pocket” with shredded cheddar cheese
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 mins or until deep golden brown
  11. Serve warm
  12. Enjoy!
I had enough leftover BBQ Chicken to easily make 8 pockets! So you can make more if you would like too. I used the leftover BBQ chicken for nachos the next day!

BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe

 I hope you like these BBQ Chicken Pockets as much as we do!

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Looking for more delicious BBQ Recipes?  Hey, did you know that May was National BBQ Month?  Yep!  Be sure check out this BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe too!  I even have my Mango Cole Slaw Recipe included…one of our favorites!

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27 thoughts on “BBQ Chicken Pockets Recipe

  1. These look and sound absolutely delicious! Thanks for the inspiration. “Pinned” ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This recipe sounds great! It is simple and easy, with the crock pot doing most of the work. I love using a crock pot. These should become a favorite in my family.

  3. I am always looking for new chicken recipes & this one looks amazing & just yummy!! I bet my kids would live these, they seem to love anything thats been put into a pocket ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  4. Can’t wait to try these. They look yummy and easy to make as well. Thanks for the recipe. Pinning it now!

  5. I love this recipe and can’t wait to try it for my family. I think they will really enjoy it.

  6. We just took a small trip down around Austin, Texas and I saw the plant where they may Stubbs BBQ Sauce. I love this sauce!

  7. Thanks for this recipe, looks yummy. We love BBQ around here and will try this recipe, know my family will love it and be something different to try besides sandwiches.

  8. Living in a town where Stubbs bar be que sauce is available, I have used it on many items, your recipe for chicken and crescents pockets sounds great and easy.. LOL, I also used to slip veggies grated carrots, especially into a lot of my foods to get my boys to eat them, now they are all married and love veggies, This is on my marked list, thank you for sharing.

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