This is an amazing casserole that is excellent for feeding the crowd. A delicious, budget-friendly dish that you can throw together in a breeze. If you are looking for a simple dish to wrap up winter, this Chicken Crescent Roll Casserole is the perfect candidate!
2 (8 oz.) cans Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
3/4 c. grated cheddar cheese or Swiss cheese (or any cheese of choice)
1/2 c. 18% table cream (or use whipping cream)
4 oz. cream cheese (very soft)
4 tbsp butter (very soft but not melted)
1/2 – 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
1/3 c. onion, finely chopped (can use green onions)
2 large cooked chicken breasts, finely chopped (or use about 2 cups cooked turkey)
1/2 – 3/4 c. finely grated cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp seasoning salt (or use 1/2 tsp white salt to taste)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper (to taste)
2 – 4 tbsp mayonnaise or whipping cream
1 – 2 c. grated cheddar cheese (for topping)
How to make Chicken Crescent Roll Casserole
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F. And grease a casserole dish with butter or any large enough dish that can hold the crescent rolls.
Step 2: Combine the half and half cream, 3/4 cup grated cheese or more if desired, and undiluted chicken soup in a saucepan. If desired, season with black pepper. Heat the mixture until the cheese has just melted, making sure not to boil it.
Step 3: To make the filling, add the softened cream cheese with butter in a bowl. Mix until evenly combined, then add in the garlic powder if using. Add in the chopped chicken along with the onion and cheddar cheese and mix well. Now, add in 2 tbsp of whipping cream or mayonnaise, mixing until well combined. If the mixture turned out to be a little dry, add a bit more whipping cream or mayonnaise. To taste, season with seasoned salt or white or black pepper.
Step 4: On top of each crescent triangle, add a heaping tbsp of the chicken mixture or a little more if desired. Beginning at the thicker end, roll the crescent roll.
Step 5: Onto the bottom of the prepared dish, drizzle a small amount of the soup mixture. On top, place the crescent rolls seam-side down, then drizzle with the rest of the sauce and sprinkle with a cup or more grated cheese.
Step 6: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes until done.