Crescent and Chicken Roll Ups

Crescent and Chicken Roll Ups

The perfect party appetizer – gooey, golden croissants stuffed to bursting with a savory chicken filling. These chicken stuffed croissants look fancy but are easy to pull together using canned crescent roll dough. We take a shortcut by using store-bought crescent rolls as the base and jazz them up by loading them with an easy homemade chicken filling. Whipped cream cheese, chicken, spices and onions get whipped into a creamy mixture that bakes up molten hot inside tender, flaky croissant dough.

Biting into one releases an avalanche of the savory filling for the ultimate appetizer experience. Watch them disappear fast off the appetizer table or serve them up on a pretty platter at your next get-together. They make great tailgate food too – all the flavor of chicken pot pie or chicken empanadas packed into tidy hand-held bites.

The filling takes just minutes to stir together and can be tucked into croissants now or covered and stashed in the fridge to bake another day. Customize with your favorite spices, herbs or other add-ins. Once you try this easy recipe, you’ll want to keep the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch anytime unannounced guests stop by. Now let’s dive into how to make these mouthwatering morsels!

How long do they keep after baking?

  • Chicken stuffed croissants are best enjoyed fresh and the day they are made. You can store any leftovers covered in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat in a 300°F oven until warmed through.

Can I prepare them ahead of time?

  • Yes, you can prepare the croissants up through shaping them on the baking sheet, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for several hours before baking. Add a few extra minutes to the bake time if baking refrigerated.

What sides go well with them?

  • These make a great appetizer on their own, but they also pair nicely with fruit, baked brie, deviled eggs or creamy dips and spreads.

Can I use puff pastry instead of crescent rolls?

  • You sure can! Thaw a sheet of puff pastry and cut into squares to wrap around the filling instead of using the crescent roll triangles.


  • 1 (10 oz) can chicken, drained
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 tbsp miracle whip
  • 1-2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1⁄4 tsp celery seeds
  • 4-5 green onions, chopped
  • (4 cans) crescent roll dough


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the drained canned chicken, softened cream cheese, miracle whip, Dijon mustard, black pepper, cayenne pepper, celery seeds and chopped green onions. Use a hand mixer to blend everything together until fully combined.
  3. Open the cans of crescent roll dough and unroll them onto the prepared baking sheet, separating them into triangle shapes.
  4. Scoop approximately 1 tbsp of chicken filling onto the wide end of each crescent roll triangle. (Source:
  5. Roll up each triangle, starting from the wide end, to enclose the filling. Curl in the pointed corners to form a croissant shape.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Tear open to reveal the gooey, chicken-stuffed interior.


  • For best results, make sure your cream cheese is softened to room temperature before mixing the filling. This will make it easier to blend.
  • Feel free to adjust the spices to suit your tastes. Add more cayenne if you like it extra spicy or reduce it if you prefer milder heat.
  • Chop your green onions nice and fine so they mix in evenly to the filling.
  • Make sure you seal the edges of the crescent roll dough well around the filling so it doesn’t leak out as it bakes. Pinching along the seams helps secure it.
  • Serve warm right out of the oven for maximum deliciousness! The fillings get perfectly melty and gooey when warm.
  • Double or triple the recipe as needed if you’re making it for a big gathering. These always go quick!

These chicken stuffed croissants make a mouthwatering appetizer for any event or party. The spiced cream cheese provides a tangy complement to the savory chicken. Bring them along to your next potluck and wait for the requests for the recipe!

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