Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Crescents

If you are looking for an easy dinner to make on busy evenings, you need to try these Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Crescents! They are only six ingredients and are a huge family favorite over here. They have made it into our collection of easy casserole recipes!

The combination of chicken and cheese with a savory topping of cream of chicken makes this meal our go-to recipe for busy weeknights. It is a classic dish with comforting simplicity.

A delicious row of stuffed chicken and cheese stuffed crescents on a white plate.

Tools For Making These Crescent Rolls

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This blog is about easy, delicious, and comforting meals and this dish is definitely one that fits into all of those categories! I snagged it off of Pinterest many moons ago. I think it was one of the very first recipes I pinned. Truth be known, they are little balls of comfort food in the form of a delicious crescent roll.

Why You'll Love These Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Crescents

  • The entire recipe is only 6 ingredients
  • Assembly takes minimal effort
  • You can use different filling combinations
  • Each crescent is 100% comforting with every bite
  • They are kid tested and approved

Tips for these Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Crescents

If you are wondering about the main ingredients in this recipe, read on as I introduce them to you (affiliate links included).

  • Refrigerated Crescent Rolls: These are a MUST! We have always used the regular Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, however, you can make them with other variations.
  • Shredded Cooked Chicken: You can use an already cooked Rotisserie Chicken or you can cook and shred it yourself. I have an easy tutorial on how to make pre-shredded cooked chicken.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Don't skip this step! If you aren't a fan of cheddar, you can use another flavor.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup: We like to use the one with herbs, however, the plain one will work as well. You can also use Cream of Celery.
  • Milk: This makes the soup creamy and adds liquid flare to it.
  • Ground Black Pepper: We like to keep it simple by using this, however, you can add any other seasonings you desire.
A single crescent roll stuffed with chicken and cheese on a white plate with fresh green beans on the side.

How Do You Fill and Roll These Chicken and Cheese Crescents?

Filling and rolling these crescents are simple and hardly any prep work is involved. Place a few spoonfuls of shredded chicken in the center of each triangle (with or without cheese). Afterwards, proceed to roll them like a normal crescent roll. Top them with cheese and sauce, and bake.  

Can You Recommend Other Filling Ideas For These Crescents?

You don't have to stick with chicken and cheese. Other filling ideas include: Chopped ham with Provolone or Swiss Cheese and shredded beef with Mozzarella Cheese. Feel free to experiment with different combinations!

My Soup Came Out Runny. Is This Supposed to Happen?

Yes! When combined with the milk, the soup is supposed to be on the runny side. Baking the rolls will cause them to soak up the liquid and give them more flavor.

What Is a Good Substitute For Cream of Chicken?

If you don't like Cream of Chicken, you can replace it with Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Celery. You can also make your own homemade creamy soup or gravy.

What Bakeware Do I Use To Make These Crescents?

We enjoy using an oval casserole dish from Corning Ware. It's safe in the oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher. The durable stoneware conducts and distributes heat effectively so each crescent bakes evenly.

More of Our Favorite Crescent Rolls Recipes

If you are interested in more recipes like the one above, then check out more ideas from our site and our friends:

A casserole dish filled with chicken and cheese crescents topped with melted cheese and cream of chicken soup.

Make It a Meal

If you are wondering what to serve with this dinner, we enjoy making these Lemon and Olive Oil Green Beans as a side dish. For a little dessert, try making this 4 Ingredient Cherry Kool-Aid Pie.

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Easy Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Made with only six ingredients, these Easy Chicken and Cheese Stuffed Crescent Rolls are perfect to make for those busy evenings. They are little balls of comfort food wrapped inside a delicious crescent roll!Serving Size: 1 roll  
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, crescent rolls, easy
Serves: 8 people
Calories Per Serving: 411


  • 1 tube of refrigerator crescent rolls (8 count and jumbo size)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (see note below)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup with herbs
  • 1 can of milk (use soup can to measure)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a glass mixing bowl, stir the soup, milk, and pepper together until well mixed.
  • On a plate, separate crescent rolls and roll them out.
  • Place a couple of spoonfuls of chicken and a few pinches of cheese on top of each roll.
  • Roll each piece and shape into crescents. Place each crescent in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Pour soup mixture over rolls.
  • Bake, uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes or until rolls are hard on the outside and look set.

Libby's Notes

For the chicken, I use pre-made chicken that I make in bulk every month.  Click HERE for a tutorial on how I do this. 
Recipe Source: Adapted from the blog, Comfy in the Kitchen.


Calories: 411kcal
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    1. Ohhhh…well this will be wonderful to add to your collection Melissa! Hope you and the fam enjoy it 😉

  1. Thanks so much for linking up at The Wednesday Roundup Link Party! These look so delicious and nice and easy for a weeknight!

    1. You are welcome for linking up 😉 They are super easy and are perfect for a weeknight meal 😉

  2. 5 stars
    Another 10 star recipe for this family! On our busy days, this recipe is a life saver!

  3. Dana Williams says:

    5 stars
    This is amazing with leftover KFC chicken and cream of mushroom and chicken soup. 🙂

    1. Very glad you enjoyed it 😉 We are going to have to try it with Cream of Mushroom next time 🙂

  4. 4 stars
    How do you pull the dough over the chicken and cheese to “make it look like a crescent”? I ended up just trying to make all the sides touch over the chicken and cheese. Also should the can of soup have been condensed? It came out liquidy. Thanks!

    1. Hi Amy! Thank you for your comment. You simply roll each piece of dough (with the filling inside) like you would if you were making just a plain crescent roll from the tube of rolls. It’s ok if a little bit of the filling seeps out. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You mix the contents of what’s in the can of soup with the milk and pepper. There is no need to add water to the soup contents. It is supposed to be liquidy. Once the crescents start baking, they will absorb some, if not all, the liquid. Hope this helps some 😉

  5. 5 stars
    This was SO delicious and my kids loved it too!! I couldn’t find seasoned cream of chicken soup, so when I cooked my chicken I seasoned it, and it came out great! Adding to my recipe box for sure!

    1. Oh I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it! This meal is always on our monthly menu rotation. It’s so easy and so good! 😉

  6. 5 stars
    Was very very good! I’m going to try it with shredded beef and mozzarella or provolone next time with a onion gravy

    1. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it! I love your idea for the shredded beef and mozzarella! Please do come back and let us know how that goes 😉

  7. 5 stars
    I made these last weekend for my daughter’s color guard dinner. I tripled the recipe because there were a lot of hungry folks to feed and it worked great! I used chicken and cheese for one set, chopped ham and cheese for another set, and my own spinach-egg-cheese filling for another set. I also used a simple cream cheese sauce instead of the canned soup. And everyone loved them! Will definitely make these again for my own family. 🙂

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you tried it Nicole! I love the different ingredients you placed in them. We are going to have to try that as well 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    Thanks Guys, Your Recipe Was Too Fantastic. Me and My Family Loved it. I Will Share your Rrecipe with my friends. Hope they will love it too.

    1. I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed it 😉

  9. 5 stars
    Delicious. I also sautéed some onions to add to the chicken and cheese.
    Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Will make again.

  10. Teri Ware says:

    5 stars
    My husband ate about 3 servings! It was easy (easier if I had read and followed directions). Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much for letting us know! I am glad he enjoyed them 😉

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