This recipe speaks for itself- buttery, flaky crescent rolls, stuffed with a cream cheese and chicken filling and smothered in a cheesy cream sauce. In short, Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls are quite simply divine. There are one or two other versions of this recipe floating around the Internet, but there is nothing that comes close to this one my mamaw brought home from her little Louisiana beauty shop. Yes, the beauty shop. The source from which everything flows in a small southern town. The latest in style, class, local news, wisdom and, for all practical purposes, some of the best recipes that have ever been swapped. All done under dryer and cape. Those ladies knew their stuff and then some.
If ever there was a recipe that did the reputation of the southern beauty shop proud, it’s this one. These stuffed crescent rolls just beg to be served at the family table. With all the feels of a proper comfort food, these little savory pastries are perfect for week nights when you want to slow down and bring everyone together, Sunday dinners, and even hold their own quite nicely with the cranberry sauce and cornbread dressing at holidays.
What You Need to Make Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls
- 4 chicken breasts
- cream cheese
- chicken broth
- cream of chicken soup (if you don’t prefer the canned version, it’s easy to make your own)
- evaporated milk
- cheddar cheese
- crescent rolls
Chicken stuffed crescent rolls start with sauteeing onions in butter. You know a recipe is going to be good when it starts out this way, and the house starts to fill with the smells of supper. Then the magic really starts to happen with you take the pan off the heat, mix in the cream cheese until it’s just melted goodness and stir in the chicken. This heavenly mixture might require a taste test or two. You know… ahem, just to make sure you’ve got it right…
Then spoonful by spoonful, little heavenly pockets are stuffed, rolled up and placed in 9×13 baking dishes.
Covered in sauce and cheese, comfort food perfection is ready for your 350 degree oven. It only takes 30 minutes…!
You won’t have to call your family twice for these. They’ve probably been hovering around the kitchen the minute you started on this little beauty shop recipe journey. And I don’t blame them. This recipe is what good food and memories are all about.
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Chicken Stuffed Crescent Rolls
- 4 chicken breasts boiled and diced
- 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 4 cans crescent rolls 32 rolls
- 2 cans cream of chicken soup 10.5 oz each
- 2 C chicken broth
- 12 oz evaporated milk
- 2 C grated cheddar cheese
- Sautee diced onion in a large pan with 2 Tbsp. butter. Remove from heat. Add cream cheese. Stir until melted and mixed well with onions. Add chicken and mix well again.Spoon a generous Tbsp of chicken mixture onto the wide end of each crescent roll. Roll crescent roll towards point of roll and tuck in the sides.Place stuffed rolls about 1/2 inch apart in a 9x13 baking dish. (This recipe usually requires 2-3 baking dishes.)In a sauce pan or medium-low heat (or in the microwave) combine the cream of chicken soup, broth and milk. Heat just until well combined.Pour sauce over rolls until rolls are covered. Top with grated cheese.Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Your chicken stuffed crescent rolls look fabulous. I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friday.
Thanks, Amy! Let me know how they turn out. Foodie Friday is such a fun link up!
These are great. My 14 yr old grandson loved them and he’s picky! Will difenately make again.
Hi, Anita! Isn’t wonderful when we find something even our picky eaters love? I am so glad you all enjoyed this delicious dish!
One of the easiest and best meals I’ve ever made for my family!! Needless to say there were no leftovers. It has become a must have meal almost weekly!!!
Oh, Nikki! That is so awesome!! There is just something about this combo that is SO good! I am just tickled your family loves it. You’ve made my day!
I have been making the chicken stuffed crescent rolls for years, but only served with chicken gravy. I originally found the recipe in a church cookbook! They are my favorite type of cookbooks, because you know people only submit their very best recipes. It has been one of my family’s favorites. Can’t wait to try your version! PS: I found your blog through Meal Plan Monday.
Those are the best cookbooks, aren’t they! Some of my favorites too. Yes, this recipe has been around forever, and there are lots of versions! But we like this beauty shop version best. I hope you will too! Let me know what you think!
This look absolutely wonderful but how many does this feed? Are you full after two packets or does it take 3/4. There’s only myself and a friend I take care of. He has a bigger appetite than I do but I really don’t want to have too much left over. I can easily half this but still that 16 packets. Wow looks so good and I have everything in this house. Maybe it’ll be tomorrow nights dinner.
We are big eaters around here. But I would say 2-3 is good helping that definitely fill up anyone, especially with a few side dishes. With just two of you, I would definitely half the recipe if you didn’t want to have leftovers. On the other hand, these do freeze pretty well after they have been cooked. So that is a handy option too! Let me know how it goes!
Thanks for the quick reply. Think they are going on tonight’s menu. And I also came over from Meal Plan Monday.
Thanks, Margi! That is awesome to know. There are so many great recipes shared there!
Does the sauce not make the crescents soggy? I was thinking of cooking the rolls first and then adding the sauce and cheese.
That is definitely an option! The crescents do not get soggy, but they aren’t a flaky pastry either. Somewhere in between is the best answer I have. There is something to be said flavor wise, however, for the bread baking in the sauce.
Trying these for dinner today…wish me luck they turn out as delicious as they look🤎
Hi, Molly! I can’t wait to hear all about it! This recipe has been around a long time and is always a winner!
I made these tonight (with a couple of small modifications to the sauce) and the family gave them rave reviews! My daughter, who is not a fan of chicken, said that, “If we had chicken like THAT every time, I would eat a LOT more chicken!”
LOVE this!! How awesome! I am so glad your family enjoyed it. And yes, modify away- make the recipe work for you and yours so it puts a smile on their face! This made my week!
This sounds sooo goood
Hi, Susan! Oh, yes! It is!! I hope this recipe is something you’ll make. I know you’ll love it!