Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls Recipe

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There’s something heartwarming about family recipes passed down through generations or discovered during cherished moments. This Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls recipe brings me back to a delightful summer evening spent with my family at our cabin by the lake. We had just finished a day of fishing and boating, and everyone was ravenous. My aunt whipped up these delicious rolls, and they’ve been a beloved family staple ever since.

These Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls are a perfect blend of comfort and convenience. The creamy chicken filling wrapped in golden, flaky crescent dough is a match made in heaven. What I love most about this recipe is its versatility. You can add your personal touch to the filling, making it as simple or as elaborate as you wish. For instance, I often include a handful of chopped green onions for an extra burst of flavor and color. Sometimes, I even sneak in some finely chopped bell peppers or a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese.

If you’re looking for a slightly tangier twist, consider using a ranch dressing mix instead of the Italian dressing mix. It adds a different depth of flavor that’s equally delicious. Additionally, if you prefer a bit of heat, a dash of hot sauce or a few chopped jalapeños in the filling can elevate this dish to a new level.

This recipe is also an excellent choice for a busy weeknight dinner. The preparation is straightforward, and with a baking time of just 9-12 minutes, you can have a satisfying meal on the table in under 30 minutes. It’s perfect for those nights when you want something homemade without spending hours in the kitchen.

One of the best things about these Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls is that they can be made ahead and frozen. Simply prepare the rolls up to the baking step, then freeze them on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a zip-top bag. When you’re ready to enjoy them, just bake from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Whether you’re serving these rolls at a family gathering, a potluck, or just a cozy dinner at home, they are sure to be a hit. The combination of tender chicken, creamy filling, and buttery crescent dough is irresistible. Don’t forget to drizzle some of the reserved gravy over the top before serving for an extra touch of comfort.

Making the Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (8 oz each) crescent roll dough
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 to 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 2 to 3 chopped green onions (optional)
  • 1 package (or 3 tablespoons) Italian dressing mix

Directions

  1. Set your oven to 375°F to preheat.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the softened cream cheese and both cans of cream of chicken soup. Heat over medium heat.
  3. Stir in the Italian dressing mix until thoroughly combined, then reduce the heat to low.
  4. Pour most of this mixture into a large mixing bowl, leaving some in the pot to use as a gravy for the stuffed crescent rolls.
  5. Add the shredded chicken and optional chopped green onions to the large bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  6. Separate the crescent roll dough into individual triangles and place them on a baking sheet.
  7. Spoon a portion of the chicken mixture onto each dough triangle, then fold the sides in and roll up towards the long point.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 9-12 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Serve the stuffed rolls warm, topped with the reserved gravy if desired.

Serving the Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls

FAQs:

Can I use a different type of cheese instead of cream cheese?

Yes, you can substitute cream cheese with other soft cheeses such as ricotta or mascarpone. Just make sure the cheese you choose melts well and blends smoothly with the soup.

What can I use as a substitute for Italian dressing mix?

If you don’t have Italian dressing mix, you can make your own blend using a mix of dried herbs like oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, and a bit of salt and pepper.

How do I store leftover stuffed crescent rolls?

Leftover stuffed crescent rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat them in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until warm.

Can I freeze the stuffed crescent rolls?

Yes, you can freeze the baked rolls. Allow them to cool completely, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag. Reheat in the oven at 350°F for about 20 minutes.

What sides go well with chicken stuffed crescent rolls?

Chicken stuffed crescent rolls pair well with a variety of sides such as a fresh green salad, roasted vegetables, or a simple soup like tomato or vegetable.

Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls Recipe

Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Enjoy Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls, a simple yet delicious recipe. Perfect for family dinners or gatherings. Try this recipe today!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 16
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans 8 oz each Pillsbury crescent roll dough
  • 2 cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 8 oz package of softened cream cheese
  • 2 to 3 cups of shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 package Italian dressing mix or 3 tablespoons
  • 2 to 3 chopped green onions optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • In a medium pot, combine the cream cheese and both cans of soup, then heat over medium.
  • Stir in the Italian dressing mix until everything is well blended, then reduce to low heat.
  • Pour most of this mixture into a large bowl, reserving some in the pot to use as a gravy for the stuffed rolls.
  • Add the shredded chicken and optional green onions to the large bowl, mixing everything together, then set it aside.
  • Separate the crescent roll dough and lay the triangles on a baking sheet.
  • Place a spoonful of the chicken mixture onto each triangle, then fold the sides in and roll up towards the long point.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 9-12 minutes.
  • Serve warm, topping with the reserved gravy if desired.
Keyword Chicken, Crescent

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