The Best Cheesy Chicken Crescent Bake #glutenfree #crescentbake

Cheesy Chicken Crescent Bake is an easy chicken recipe, perfect for weeknight dinners. It’s SO good and guaranteed to be a family favorite!

These cheesy chicken pockets can be filled with lots of things…feel free to adapt this one how you would like! Sub out the chicken for ham and Swiss cheese….BOOM, Cordon Blue pockets. Add some bacon and ranch seasoning and make them “crack” chicken pockets. Add some broccoli, and make them cheesy chicken and broccoli pockets.

I could keep going…

But let’s focus on this base chicken recipe and then you take it from there!

You could use Rotisserie chicken for this to add another shortcut, or just cube up some cooked chicken breasts. I’ve done it both ways.


Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 5 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3 cups cooked, cubed chicken (or Rotisserie)
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 (8- ounce/8 count) cans crescent rolls

Sauce:

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


Instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the filling. In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, butter, garlic powder, and seasoned salt stirring until smooth. Add in the chicken and cheddar cheese, mixing until incorporated. Add in the heavy cream and stir until combined.
  3. Open the cans of crescent rolls. Place about 2 tablespoons of the filling onto the larger end of each crescent roll. Roll up and pinch the dough closed, sealing in the chicken mixture. Place seam side down in the prepared baking dish.
  4. To prepare the sauce combine the cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, heavy cream, and seasoned salt in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until warm and smooth. Pour the sauce evenly over the crescent rolls. Top with the remaining 1 cup grated cheese.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes until the rolls are baked and the mixture is bubbly.
  6. Serve immediately.


NOTES:


  • I recommend grating your cheese, rather than buying pre-grated, as it will produce a creamier result.
  • Store refrigerated for up to 3 days.


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