Chicken Crescent Roll Ups

Chicken Crescent Roll Ups are a delightful and easy-to-make dish that combines the buttery, flaky goodness of crescent rolls with a creamy, savory chicken filling. This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights, casual get-togethers, or whenever you need a comforting meal that’s sure to please everyone. The combination of tender chicken, cream cheese, and spices wrapped in golden, crispy crescent rolls makes for an irresistible treat.


For the Filling:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the Crescent Rolls:

  • 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Prepare the Filling:

  1. Cook and Shred Chicken:
    Begin by cooking your chicken. You can use leftover rotisserie chicken, or cook chicken breasts in your preferred method (boiling, baking, or frying). Once cooked, shred the chicken into small pieces using two forks. The chicken should be tender enough to easily pull apart.
  2. Mix Cream Cheese and Sour Cream:
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and sour cream. Use a hand mixer or a whisk to blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. This will be the base of your filling, providing a rich and tangy flavor.
  3. Add Shredded Chicken:
    Add the shredded chicken to the cream cheese mixture, stirring until the chicken is evenly coated. This ensures that every bite of the roll-up will be packed with delicious chicken.
  4. Incorporate Cheese and Green Onions:
    Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onions. The cheese adds a melty, gooey texture, while the green onions provide a fresh, slightly sharp contrast.
  5. Season the Filling:
    Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper to the mixture. Stir well to ensure the seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the filling. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Prepare the Crescent Rolls:

  1. Preheat Oven:
    Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it to prevent the crescent rolls from sticking.
  2. Separate Crescent Roll Dough:
    Open the cans of crescent rolls and separate the dough into individual triangles as per the package instructions. Crescent roll dough is usually perforated, making it easy to tear into the right shape.
  3. Fill and Roll the Crescent Rolls:
    Place a spoonful of the chicken mixture onto the wide end of each dough triangle. Be careful not to overfill, as the filling can spill out during baking. Starting at the wide end, roll up each triangle, tucking in the sides to enclose the filling as much as possible.
  4. Brush with Butter:
    Arrange the filled crescent rolls on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with melted butter using a pastry brush. This will help the rolls turn a beautiful golden brown color and add extra flavor.
  5. Sprinkle Parmesan Cheese:
    Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the buttered rolls. The Parmesan will create a delicious, slightly crispy crust on top of each roll.

Bake and Serve:

  1. Bake:
    Bake the crescent roll-ups in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through. The exact baking time can vary depending on your oven, so keep an eye on them to avoid overbaking.
  2. Cool Slightly:
    Remove the rolls from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet. This will make them easier to handle and allow the filling to set slightly.
  3. Serve:
    Serve the Chicken Crescent Roll Ups warm, with your favorite dipping sauce if desired. They pair well with ranch dressing, marinara sauce, or even a simple garlic butter dip.


Chicken Crescent Roll Ups are a versatile and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed as an appetizer, snack, or main course. The creamy chicken filling, combined with the buttery, flaky crescent rolls, creates a deliciously comforting meal that’s perfect for any occasion. With easy-to-find ingredients and simple preparation steps, this recipe is ideal for both novice and experienced cooks. Give these Chicken Crescent Roll Ups a try, and they’re sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy!

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