Chicken Crescent Rolls

This simple recipe for dinner only requires five ingredients and ten minutes of preparation. A creamy gravy is added to the cheesy Chicken Crescent Rolls after they are baked until golden brown. The whole family will adore this straightforward dish of comfort food!

Front shot of chicken crescent rolls on a blue and white plate

This recipe for Chicken Crescent Rolls can be made quickly as a lunch or dinner using common kitchen ingredients. You can use canned chicken, leftovers from another meal, or rotisserie chicken from the store. Then simply put it together and bake!

5 Ingredients for Chicken Crescent Rolls

  • Cooked, diced chicken
  • cheddar cheese, grated
  • Milk
  • Condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • refrigerator-safe Pillsbury crescent roll dough tube


Creamy sauce for chicken crescent rolls in a mixing bowl

Cooked chicken with cheese in a bowl

Process shot of how to make chicken crescent rolls

Rolled up chicken crescent roll on a cutting board before baking

Overhead shot of chicken crescent rolls in a white baking dish before going in the oven

Horizontal shot of cheesy chicken crescent rolls in a white dish

  1. Mix the soup, milk, and 12 cups of cheese in a bowl while the oven is preheated to 350 degrees F. Fill an 8-inch square baking dish with the mixture. Place aside.
  2. Chicken and the remaining 12 cups of cheese should be combined in a separate bowl.
  3. Divide the crescent roll dough into eight triangles after unrolling it. On the wide end of each crescent roll, spread between one and two heaping tablespoons of the chicken mixture. Roll the mixture up and put every bow roll (crease side down) in the lower part of the dish.
  4. Cover and bake for about 25 minutes, or until the tops of the crescent rolls are browned and the liquid is bubbling. Like dumplings, the cooked-through bottom of the rolls that are submerged in the sauce will remain soft.


  • When the tops of the rolls are golden brown and the sauce is hot and bubbling, the rolls are done. Because they are not exposed to air, the bottom of the rolls, which are submerged in the sauce, will not become crispy or golden. Instead, they will resemble dumplings in texture and tenderness. That’s okay! You are not consuming raw dough; they will continue to cook through.
  • Condensed cream of mushroom soup is used in this recipe, but you can use any flavor of soup. Both celery soup condensed cream and chicken soup condensed cream would work well.
  • Sour Cream Chicken Crescent Rolls: Add sour cream or softened cream cheese to the chicken mixture for a creamy filling in your crescent rolls.
  • Chicken Crescent Rolls from a can: This recipe calls for 1 cup of cooked, diced chicken. You can use canned chicken, store-bought rotisserie chicken, or pre-cooked chicken (like Tyson Grilled n’ Ready or Perdue Short Cuts). You can also make your own chicken to use in this recipe if you have more time. Additionally, leftover chicken from a meal works well!
  • Since I had both white cheddar and regular orange cheddar on hand at the time, I used them in these photos. You can use mozzarella, Swiss, or other good melting cheeses in its place. Try Pepper Jack for a spicy kick!