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Chicken Crescent Roll Casserole

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Makes 6 servings
prep time:
30 minutes
cook time:
30 minutes
total time:
1 hour

Chicken Crescent Roll Casserole by Kristen
Makes 6 servings
prep time:
30 minutes
cook time:
30 minutes
total time:
1 hour
Chicken Crescent Roll Casserole by Kristen
Makes 6 servings
prep time:
30 minutes
cook time:
30 minutes
total time:
1 hour


  • 2 (8 ounce) cans Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese or swiss cheese (or any cheese of choice)
  • 1/2 cup 18% table cream (or use whipping cream)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (very soft)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (very soft but not melted)
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped (can use green onions)
  • 2 large cooked chicken breasts, finely chopped (or use about 2 cups, can use cooked turkey)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup finely grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt (or use 1/2 teaspoon white salt or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 2-4 tablespoons mayonnaise or whipping cream
  • 1-2 cup grated cheddar cheese (for topping)
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  • 1

    1. Set oven to 350°F.

  • 2

    2. Butter a casserole dish (any size to hold crescent rolls).

  • 3

    3. In a saucepan, mix half and half cream, 3/4 cup grated cheese (can use more cheese if desired) and undiluted chicken soup (can season with black pepper if desired).

  • 4

    4. Heat just until the cheese melts (do not boil).

  • 5

    5. For the filling --- (make certain that the cream cheese and butter are very soft) in a bowl, mix the soft cream cheese with butter until very smooth, then add in garlic powder (if using).

  • 6

    6. Add in the chopped chicken, onion and cheddar cheese; mix well until combined.

  • 7

    7. Add in 2 tablespoons whipping cream or mayonnaise; mix to combine (add in a little more if the mixture seems too dry).

  • 8

    8. Season with seasoned salt or white and black pepper to taste.

  • 9

    9. Unroll the crescent rolls.

  • 10

    10. Place 1 heaping tablespoon chicken mixture (or a little more) on top of each crescent triangle, then roll up starting at the thicker end.

  • 11

    11. Drizzle a small amount of soup mixture on the bottom of the dish.

  • 12

    12. Then place the crescent rolls seam-side down on top of the creamed mixture in the casserole.

  • 13

    13. Drizzle the remaining sauce on top (you don’t have to use the full amount of cream sauce, just use as much as desired) and sprinkle with 1 cup (or more) grated cheese, or amount desired.

  • 14

    14. Bake for about 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Edit note

I don't use as much pepper; probably about half the amount listed.

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  • Erin by ,

    After all the rave reviews, I thought I would try it and was disappointed. Won't make again.

  • Donna DeLuca by ,

    Looks and sounds delicious. !! I'm going to make this !!

  • Kandy by ,

    I make this all the time. It's one if the few things everyone loves and there are no leftovers

  • Maryann by ,

    Recipe states ---- 2 large cooked chicken breasts, finely chopped (or use about 2 cups, can use cooked turkey)

  • Megan by ,

    Made the recipe exactly. I thought it had a bit too much onion, but my kids loved it... it is really hard to please all of them at one time.

  • Joy McClure by ,

    Is the chicken precooked? Or does it go into the cassaroll raw?

  • Beverly by ,

    I can hardly wait to make this recipe. It sounds absolutely wonderful.
    I might add that I am also confused about the proper way to use the crescent rolls?
    Could I get an answer on that please.
    Plus adding green chillies to the mixture sounds great, to give it a little pizzaz.
    Thank you

  • joyce by ,

    can you add sour cream?

  • barney by ,

    did you just drape the rolls over the casserole?

  • Annie by ,

    Looks absolutely delicious and will be making it!

  • ELIZABETH by ,

    How many calories are in this??

  • LupiniQueen by LupiniQueen ,

    How do you use the two cans of crescent rolls? Recipe is very vague in this regard.

  • Marilyn by ,

    This recipe is easy to de-calorieize. I used low fat rolls, less cheese and milk instead of cream. The cheaters were is easier to lay one can of rolls in the pan, add the filling and top with second can of rolls. Instead of regular cream cheese I used the whipped with chives. This recipe is easy to tinker with to suit your own taste. It should freeze well before baking as frozen pot pies are available.

  • Sandy by ,

    Absolutely loved it and I didn't add any pepper to it

  • Jill Ryan by ,

    Very delicious. I cheated too. I used a can of green in the filling and rolled one can of the rolls in the bottom of a 9x13 dish, baked them for about 10 min, then put the filling in, the other can of rolls, soup mixture, then cheese and baked for the allotted time. Great comfort food and a good use of leftover chicken.

  • Suzanne by ,

    I have made this several times upon request from my two boys. It is a BIG hit. I have to say that I have cheated. Instead of rolling them individually I simply unroll the crescent lay in pan, top with chicken mixture, then 2nd unrolled pack of crescent and soup ontop of that. Also, I don't even heat the soup mixture first, I just mix in a bowl. Cheater yes, but yummy just the same.

  • Jean by ,

    Can't wait to try this!

  • Debbie by ,

    do I use 2 per roll up with the cresent? to make 4 large ones from each tube of rolls?

  • Debbie by ,

    how can I make a copy of this?

  • Cynthia by ,

    I made this tonight and my family LOVED it! It turned out wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I shared your recipe with my readers and even took pictures:

  • Susan by ,

    Can't wait to try

  • Pam by ,

    Loved, Loved, Loved this recipe!! My family loved it too! Huge hit. I will make this many times over!

  • Betty by ,

    how do you print a recipe ?

  • Allison by ,

    Question: I want to make this for a friend that just had a baby. Can I put it all together in the morning and she can just bake it at dinnertime? Don't want to make the cresent rolls soggy. HELP

  • Angela by ,

    When I click on full receipe nothing comes up. I dont know how to fix it.

  • Shelli by ,

    I can't see the full recipe either but really want to make it!

  • Beth by ,

    I am unable to view the entire recipe no matter what I do? I really want to make this recipe could somebody post the directions please? Thank you!!

  • Melissa by ,

    Made it tonight and doubled it of course and my son and his friend ate a pan and a half LOVED IT!!! Great comfort food

  • dolores by ,

    im adding a litle greenn pepper for some spiciness my boys like spicey foods. so ill see how it comes out making this right now

  • Barbara Golt by ,

    Excited to make this,,,it looks so good

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  • Barbara Golt by ,

    Excited to make this, looks so good

  • Barbara Golt by ,

    Excited to make this, it looks so good

  • Barbara Golt by ,

    Excited to make this for it looks so good

  • Rachel by ,

    How should the chicken be cooked. Bake it before hand? Won't it be to tough if I cook then another 30 minutes. Help!

  • Michele by ,

    Made it. The LOVED it. Plan on making it for a group today.

  • Kandie by ,

    Our family loved this recipe!

  • Debbi by ,

    Making this tonight, smells amazing!

  • Carol by ,

    I made this last night for my hubby's B'Day dinner, it was awesome!
    I'm using it on my blog today and linking it back to here. I changed it up just a bit though to fit our tastes.

  • Jenny by ,

    Delicious! One question...can this be frozen prior to baking? Wasn't sure with the crescent rolls in it. Thanks.

  • Meghan by ,

    This was awesome. Definitely recommend. I added the very tips of some blanched broccoli to the mixture for some added flavor, texture, and visual appeal. Yummy....

  • Mike by ,

    In the oven - can't wait!!

  • Sally by ,

    Looks yummy!!

  • Rhoda by ,

    Can hardly wait to try this one:)

  • Barbara by ,

    I'm eating this as I speak, it's absolutely delish!

  • Sienna by ,

    I made the filling ahead of time to let the flavors marry. It was delicious! Great recipe!

  • Brooke by ,

    Where does the second 8oz container of crescent rolls come in? Do I use two per roll-up? I used only one roll of crescent rolls but used the large ones and it looked just like the picture. We all LOVED this recipe!

  • beth by ,

    excited to try it.

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