Chicken Crescent Bake with Canned Chicken

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This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients – many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken if you prefer.

Chicken Crescent Bake is a casserole that can be made using canned chicken or leftover shredded chicken.

Chicken Crescent Bake

There’s nothing like a delicious meal that can be thrown together with those regular items that you stash in your cabinet and refrigerator.  And this chicken crescent roll up recipe uses five simple refrigerator and pantry staples.

For me, I always have canned chicken (mainly because I’m obsessed with my chicken salad recipe), shredded cheese, crescent rolls, and cream of chicken soup. Who knew you could put all these together for a fast meal that everyone will love. Check out more of our recipes that use canned chicken.

Don’t have any chicken in the house? Try this version make with ham! We love making these Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls with leftover ham.

This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.

Creamy Chicken Roll Ups Ingredients:

Refrigerated Crescent Rolls

Cooked Chicken (canned, rotisserie, poached, etc.)

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Cream of Chicken Soup

Milk

This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.

What are some canned crescent roll recipes?

I love getting creative with canned crescent rolls, because the are so versatile. Of course, you can make them according to the package, but they can do so much more!

Turn them into Quick Cinnamon Rolls. Add your favorite fruit and make a delicious dessert like this Crescent Cherry Cheesecake Cobbler from The Country Cook or these Crock Pot Apple Dumplings from Recipes That Crock!

Some of my other favorite dinner recipes using crescent rolls include Leftover Thanksgiving Crescent Casserole and Chicken Enchilada Bake.

This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.

What can replace crescent rolls?

Try regular canned biscuit dough. Use a rolling pin to stretch out the dough; then fill with chicken and cheese mixture.

What is a substitute for canned chicken?

Use any type of leftover chicken, including rotisserie chicken, poached chicken, grilled chicken breast or roasted chicken.  Approximately 1 to 1 1/2 cups of leftover chicken would be equivalent to a 12 ounce can of chicken breast meat.

Do I need to cook canned chicken?

No, absolutely not. During the canning process, the chicken is cooked completely. You could safely eat canned chicken straight from the can!

Notes About Stuffed Crescent Rolls:

  • Creamy stuffed chicken crescents use any type of cooked chicken including canned chicken, rotisserie chicken, poached chicken or leftover grilled chicken.
  • Substitute your other favorite shredded cheese for cheddar, if desired.
  • Canned biscuits are a suitable substitute for canned crescent rolls. Flatten out the biscuit before filling.
  • It’s ok if the filling spills out of these chicken crescent squares.
  • Any other cream soup could be substituted for cream of chicken, if needed.
  • Try adding some fun fillings such as cooked broccoli or spinach.

This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.

This cheesy chicken crescent bake recipe comes from my Glenwood Cooperative days while at Purdue University, and that means it can easily be doubled or tripled (or more) to feed a crowd.

Want to try some of my other college day favorites?

How to Make a Chicken Crescent Casserole

The full recipe and ingredient list for chicken turnovers are provided below in the recipe card.

  1. Drain the canned chicken and break it apart with a fork. Or, use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken.
  2. Combine the cheese and chicken, and mix well.
  3. Separate the crescent dough into individual pieces.
  4. Add some of the chicken mixture to the unfolded pastry and then roll them up.
  5. Place filled pastry in a greased, glass baking dish. Repeat until all are filled.
  6. Pour milk and cream of chicken soup into a small saucepan.
  7. Stir mixture on stove top until it is heated through.
  8. Pour soup mixture on top of rolls, and then bake until lightly brown and bubbly.

This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.

More Recipes Featuring Canned Chicken Breast Meat:

I used canned chicken breast meat often in my recipes, so I included a few of my favorites below.

Easy Chicken Noodle Casserole with Potato Chips

This classic chicken noodle casserole with a crunchy potato chip topping will take you right back to your childhood.  Easy Chicken Noodle Casserole with Potato Chips is quick and simple, and your family will give it two thumbs up.

10-Minute Easy Lemon Chicken Pasta

This 10-Minute Easy Lemon Chicken Pasta is the perfect weeknight meal. By using canned chicken, leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken, this meal an be on the table in just minutes.

5-Minute Low-Carb Lemon Chicken Salad

Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this 5-Minute Low Carb Lemon Chicken Salad which is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.

3 Ingredient Chicken Salad

This 3 Ingredient Chicken Salad is a great option for an easy workday lunch to fix as a sandwich or put on crackers. You will not be able to stop eating this simple salad with canned chicken, hard boiled eggs and mayonnaise.

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Chicken Crescent Bake with Canned Chicken

This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 6
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 12.5 oz. canned chicken
  • 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • 1 package refrigerator crescent rolls 8 small or 6 large
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Colby jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Drain canned chicken; break up chunks with a fork. Add shredded cheese to chicken and mix well.
    This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.
  • Unfold crescents and fill each with 2T-3T chicken mixture; roll up.
    This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.
  • Place in a greased 8x8 inch pan.
    This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.
  • Heat cream of chicken soup and milk until hot; stir until smooth.
    This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.
  • Pour soup mixture on top of crescents.
    This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly,
    This Chicken Crescent Bake recipe features just five ingredients - many of which are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. We use canned chicken for this recipe but feel free to substitute leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken.

Notes

  • There's nothing like a delicious meal that can be thrown together with those regular items that you stash in your cabinet and refrigerator.
  • I always have canned chicken (mainly because I'm obsessed with my chicken salad recipe), shredded cheese, crescent rolls, and cream of chicken soup. 
  • Canned crescent rolls are so versatile. Of course, you can make them according to the package, but they can do so much more! Turn them into Quick Cinnamon Rolls
  • Substitute you other favorite shredded cheese for cheddar, if desired.
  • Canned biscuits are a suitable substitute for canned crescent rolls. Flatten out the biscuit before filling.
  • It's ok if the filling spills out of these chicken crescent squares.  
  • Any other cream soup could be substituted for cream of chicken, if needed.
  • Try adding some fun fillings such as cooked broccoli or spinach. 

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1054mg | Potassium: 160mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 2mg

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4 Comments

  1. Made this as instructed and turned out delicious. Super simple and a quick fix so this will be an addition to my cookbook thanks for sharing

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