Creamy Crescent Chicken Bake
Creamy Crescent Chicken Bake is an easy and delicious weeknight meal the whole family will love! So flavorful and satisfying.
My family loves this recipe for Creamy Crescent Chicken Bake. When everyone asks you to put this on the weekly dinner rotation you know that it has got to be a favorite.
They are a favorite that we have been making for years. When we find a recipe everyone agrees on we tend to stick with it. And this recipe always gets a thumbs up!
After all isn’t that what we all want? an easy weeknight recipe that takes little time to put together?
I love it because its so simple and easy. I always have extra cooked chicken in my freezer.
When I make a roasted chicken we always have leftovers so I put it in little freezer bags for recipes like this.
So I usually have a bunch of little bags of leftover roasted chicken in my freezer at any given time. Perfect for a recipe just like this.
This recipe is such an easy weeknight recipe that I can’t imagine why it took so long for me to make it.
We had this recipe years and years ago and have been making it ever since.
I love this kind of recipe. Just a few simple ingredients, hardly any time and a delicious dinner is done.
How to make Creamy Crescent Chicken Bake
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Prepare soup, using milk instead of water, and set aside.
- Mix cream cheese, chicken and cheese in a bowl.
- Separate crescent rolls. Spoon chicken mixture into each crescent; roll and seal to enclose filling.
- Place in a 9×13 baking dish. Place filled rolls in baking dish.
- Bake for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes pour 1/4 to 1/3 of the sauce in between the crescents and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Heat the rest of soup and serve on the side to pour over crescents and mashed potatoes or rice.
Back to that chicken I have in my freezer. It can come in really handy. Not just for this recipe but for a quick Chicken Ala King or Chicken Pot Pie or anything else that requires chicken.
It saves me the time it takes make to poach chicken breast for those recipes. Plus we hate anything going to waste.
Sometimes my market will mark down the chickens that haven’t sold from the previous day to 1.29 for a whole cooked chicken! I grab those chickens up, take them home take all the meat off of them and freeze it just for this kind of recipe.
Can I use a different cream of soup?
Yes you can! You can try cream of mushroom soup, cream of celery soup or cream of asparagus too. We have actually used all three with great results. It’s really up to you what you like and what your preference is. We love them all.
Can I make this lower calorie?
You sure can! You can also make this lower calorie and lower points if your doing Weight Watchers by using reduced fat crescent rolls and reduced fat cream cheese and shredded cheese.
Crescent Roll Recipes
Refrigerated crescent dinner rolls are great start for so many delicious recipes. We always have crescent rolls in the fridge so this is one of those recipes that can come together very quickly for us.
Crescent rolls are a great staple to have in your fridge. They are great for sweet or savory treats. And of course as bread to do with your dinner!
Can I add vegetables to the filling
Yes you can. We have added some sauteed mushrooms when we have used the cream of mushroom soup. Chopped broccoli when we added the cream of broccoli soup. And chopped asparagus when using the cream of asparagus soup.
You don’t need to use these veggies when swapping out soups we just gave it a try because we had them in the house. You can just use the different soup and keep the filling the same.
If we use the veggies we cut the chicken by about 1/3. If you do have extra filling you can just let toss it in the gravy and let it all cook in there. All that goodness is too good to go to waste!
Creamy Crescent Chicken Bake is sure to become a favorite recipe. It is a delicious comfort food weeknight meal you will not want to miss out on!
Refrigerated crescent dinner rolls are great start for so many delicious recipes. I mean you can put almost anything in a crescent roll and it will turn out great. Sweet and savory a like.
Let’s face it crescent rolls can be smeared with butter, and stuffed with so many things to create an appetizer or a meal or even a dessert. So be adventurous and give it a go with crescent rolls. Your bound to find some pretty amazing recipes you will fall in love with.
Working with crescent rolls
I have had a few people mention that they are having a hard time with the filling staying in the crescents. Or that they don’t look that great. Well you know what I would not even worry about that. It’s all about the taste.
If some of the filling falls out so what?! If your crescents don’t look perfect nobody will care so long as they taste amazing! I don’t know about you but I would much rather have a delicious meal that looks a little haphazard. As long as it will know my socks off when I take a bite. My family can be pretty fussy and this one was love at first bite. Nobody cared if there was a bit of filling falling out.
Make this delicious Creamy Crescent Chicken Bake today!
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Creamy Crescent Chicken Bake is an easy and delicious weeknight meal the whole family will love! So flavorful and satisfying!
- 1 can of crescent rolls 8 count regular
- 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 3 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 can of milk or half and half using soup can
- black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare soup, using milk instead of water, and set aside.
Mix cream cheese, chicken and cheese in a bowl.
Separate crescent rolls. Spoon chicken mixture into each crescent; roll and seal to enclose filling.
Place in a 9×13 baking dish. Place filled rolls in baking dish.
Bake for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes pour 1/4 to 1/3 of the sauce in between the crescents and bake for another 10 minutes
Heat the rest of soup and serve on the side to pour over crescents and mashed potatoes or rice
To reheat pop in the toaster oven for about 20 minutes at 325. This seems to work best for us. We don’t always use the gravy part just grab and go as a lunch.