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Creamy chicken crescent rolls

2012 May 22
by Emily Hill

Everyone in my family loved these creamy chicken crescent rolls—even Olivia, my very pickiest eater. If you haven’t tried these yet, I highly recommend making them. And eating them. And then eating the leftovers for lunch the next day. (Or breakfast if you’re like Nathan and do that sort of thing.)

I used homemade seasoned breadcrumbs but you’re more than welcome to use store bought. I’ve heard you can even crush croutons if you’d like. Who knew?

Yes, these chicken-stuffed crescents take a little time assembling, but they’re totally worth it. Plus, once you figure out how best to wrap these babies, they’ll go quickly.

Almost as quickly as your kids eat them.

Here’s how Madison and I wrapped them; if you find a way that works better, go for it! We adjusted as we went along until we were pros:

  1. Take the longest end of the triangle and pull it across and over the filling.
  2. Bring up each remaining corner or point and pinch to seal.
  3. Wrap any leftover length of that long end underneath and pinch to seal. (Check out the photo of the baked rolls to see the mad skills we acquired after making 32 of them.)


creamy chicken crescent roll recipe
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You can tell by the photo below, it took a couple trays before these creamy chicken crescents morphed into the finished product you see in the last photo.


creamy chicken crescent roll recipe

As long as you can pinch and seal the crescent roll dough, you’re good to go! Enjoy!


creamy chicken crescent roll recipe

Printable recipe for creamy chicken crescents below.

Creamy Chicken Crescents
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Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 8
 
Truly a family-friendly recipe and totally worth the little bit of time it takes to wrap these babies.
Ingredients
  • 4 cans crescent roll dough
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 to 3 cups cooked, diced chicken
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-oz) package reduced-fat cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • Seasoned bread crumbs*
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream of chicken soup, milk and sour cream.
  3. Add chicken, green onions, softened butter, cream cheese, salt and pepper and mix well.
  4. Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into triangles. Gently press each triangle so it's slightly larger, but don't stretch the dough too much or it will be too thin to wrap.
  5. Place a heaping tablespoon** of filling towards the larger end of the triangle.
  6. Wrap the crescent roll dough around the filling, pinching to seal. (See photo in original post for an example.) Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  8. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.
Notes
* I love this recipe for homemade seasoned breadcrumbs: E-Z Seasoned Bread Crumbs. ** I used Pampered Chef's medium scoop for the filling and it was the perfect amount.


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  1. May 22, 2012

    Blast from the past! My cousin/roommate used to make those all the time when we were in college. I haven’t had one in a few years. They are tasty and addictive. I should make these for my kids. I have one that is still the pickiest of pickiest eaters.
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    Emily Reply:

    They aren’t the healthiest of entrees, but using low-fat sour cream and cream cheese helps a bit! :)
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  2. May 22, 2012

    Adam makes something very similar. It’s his signature dish. He made it for me when we were dating! It won me over. :)
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    Emily Reply:

    Maybe he needs to win me over with it next time we see you. ;)
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  3. May 22, 2012

    These are my grandma’s Chicken Pillows! We had them for dinner on Saturday. Yum.
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    Emily Reply:

    I’ve heard them called that before too. YUM!
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  4. May 22, 2012

    yum! Pinned and am going to make these for sure :) thanks Emily!

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    Emily Reply:

    Hope you like them as much as we do!
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  5. May 23, 2012

    I remember making these when it was my turn for dinner back when I was like 14!! Aww my kids would love them, I forgot about these!
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    Emily Reply:

    Okay, I need to have my kids take turn making dinner now that they’re 12 and 14…and something other than macaroni and cheese or quesadillas!
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