By Kittencalskitchen on December 13, 2003
Photo by SharonChen
Photo by SharonChen
"This will also work great with turkey; if you do not have chicken breasts, then use any leftover cooked chicken. If desired you can fill the crescents just with the filling mixture and omit the soup, just brush with butter before baking. They are wonderful just stuffed with the filling! A few members have experienced a soggy bottom, so you might want to consider just drizzling half (or even a little less) of the soup mixture on top and a little around the sides of the crescents, then save the rest of the soup mixture for another time (this will help prevent a soggy bottom). You may use the jumbo crescent rolls and stuff with more chicken mixture :)"
Serving Size: 1 (198 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"This was a delicious and comforting casserole! However, I made a few adjustments. I used cream of mushroom soup and turkey instead of the cream of chicken soup and chicken combo. Also, the lack of vegetables in this dish seemed crazy to me! So I threw in half a bag of frozen mixed veggies into the soup/cream mixture. I think without the veggies, the dish could have easily been way too rich and less healthy. Also, you can cut back on the shredded cheese without it making a big taste difference, which also makes it a little less heavy on the calories. All around great concept, and a recipe you can play around with to make it your own!"
"Kitten, you have done it again!! This recipe was enjoyed by all at our house. I made as writen with the exception of baking without the sauce. I wanted to avoid some of the 'soggy' that other reviewers had commented about. Instead I made the sauce and poured a bit over rolls before they were served. I also think that these would be great cold for a picnic, or for back to school lunches. Thank you so much for sharing!"
"Everyone loved it... including my picky teenager ... Like the other reviewer I made according to directions with the exception that I did not put the soup mixture on the rolls before baking. I just put them on a parchment lined cookie sheet and baked separately until golden, then served 2 per plate and drizzled sauce over top. Made for an excellent "gourmet" tasting dinner and everyone had seconds! Next time I will double the sauce, it really set these off! :) Thanks!"
"I made this for dinner tonight and it was a big hit. My husband, who is not a fan of chicken or creamed soup, loved it. I only used one chicked breast and one can of rolls, but used the entire can of soup and cheese. Also, I sauted some celery, onions and garlic before adding it to the chicken mixture. I also used cream of onion soup instead of the chicken. It took longer than the 30 minutes to cook (about 45 mins total). I will be making this again. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"The flavor was great, however the onions were still crunchy which is a major turn off for my family. I will leave them out and use onion powder next time. ***I also used puff pastry because we don't have crescent rolls here in South Africa. They didn't cook through. Next time I will bake them for awhile before topping with the sauce. This part did not change the rating!"
"This is ok, BUT the crescent rolls make it too sweet. Next time I am going to use biscuits instead. Nobody in my house liked it except me, because of the sweet flavor."
"Everyone at my house loved it; even my 2 and 4 year old ate everything on their plates, and that is saying a lot!!! The only complaint I got was that my husband thought there was too much onion in it. I think next time I may saute the onions before adding into the chicken mixture or either add less, so it isn't such a strong flavor. The onions don't soften all the way during the cook time. The way I see it with any recipe, make it as directed in the recipe the first time, then you can always tweak it to fit your own personal taste later after you are familiar with it! All in all I thought it was a great recipe and I will definately make again! Thanks for posting!!!"
"This was SO good. I used a rotisserie chicken from the deli and cream of mushroom soup. Also as I look back at the recipe I accidentally used 8 oz of cream cheese instead of 4! It was perfect for us though. I did make 2 batches, one with the soup topping, and one without. I will do both ways from now on! My crescents weren't soggy at all! I did cook it for maybe 40 min though. The ones without the sauce on the top were great too, I pulled one out this morning and ate it cold!! It was really good this way! I think I will add a tad more onion and some broccoli next time! This is going to be on my menu often, easy and delicious!! Thanks again KittenCal!!!"
"Rave reviews from the family! My husband actually said this is the best recipe I have made from Recipezaar and that it will be hard to top. I used reduced fat crescent rolls and lower fat cream cheese. I didn't cook them in the sauce (we like our crescent rolls crispy) and served the sauce on the side. We will probably leave the sauce out next time, as the rolls were delicious by themselves. Thanks so much!"
"I made this and it was a big hit! I took the advice of others and kept the sauce separate while baking and served individual servings with the cheese sauce. The bottoms didn't get a mushy until after it had cooled completely when I was packing them up and it was only slightly mushy. I love Crescent rolls fresh but never been a fan of them reheated so I wasn't sure how the leftovers would taste. The next day instead of reheating them in the microwave I put them in the oven on 350 degrees F. for about 10 minutes and then turned the broiler on high. I broiled both sides until the slightly soggy crust became crusty again 4 - 5 min on each side. They weren't as good as fresh but not bad reheated. Hubby raved about them fresh or reheated. I served them with Creamy Parmesan Rice - from another site and collards with vinegar. It was a big hit. **A word of warning though** I did a quick look over this recipe because I was in a hurry and I saw Totat TIme as 55 minutes, I already had chicken thawed out. That doesn't account for the time it takes to soften the cream cheese and butter. It's easy to soften cream cheese quickly (put the unopened foil wrapped cheese in some warm water) but butter just takes time. And dinner was done much later that night. Also I would recommend keeping the rolls refrigerated until ready to use because they become soft and they tear easily if not cold. I made the mistake of leaving them out while I was waiting on the cheese and butter to soften and it made it more difficult to seperate and roll them."
"I used a jellyroll pan and did not put sauce on the bottom of the pan. They cooked in about 15 minutes and were perfect - no soggy bottom, no uncooked roll anywhere. Served with the sauce on the side. Also they were great the next day! I plan on making these again"
"WAY too salty. Followed the recipe exactly. Wasn't too salty the second time around without the sauce, (had leftover filling, so made for lunch next day) but I won't be making this again."
"Just finished baking this dish....and it was fabulous!!! I use the extra large crescents which brown nicely and no soggy bottom, and yes, I used just a small amount on the bottom of the baking dish. After I put the filling ingredients together, I tasted it to be sure it was what I liked and it was!!!! Instead of using raw onions, I used minced. I think I'll add mushrooms and some pimento next time. I thinned out the sauce just a little and used the amount of cheese given... I may try adding white wine .....for the adult version!"
"I really, really wanted to like this since I always love Kittencal's recipes. I am sorry to say it was just OK. I made this for a visiting relative and she said "This is lovely" (she's English so I think this means "so-so"). My husband was silent and did not have seconds. I made as directed but did not put sauce on the bottom. Even after 40 min. the bottoms of the rolls were not done. We ate it anyway as all the sides were ready. It's not that it tasted bad by any means, but with so much cheese, etc. it was hard to tell there was any chicken even though I used a bit more than called for. On the other hand, our one year old grandaughter loved it..."
"Made this tonight for the family. They absolutely loved it, but it was too salty. Next time, I think I will cut out any salt, the cheese adds enough salt for our tastes. Also, I cooked it for 35 mins and it was just perfect! I did not find it soggy at all."
"Kittencal - this is such a great recipe! I've been wanting to make it ever since I discovered it several months ago... Tonight, I decided I'd try it out for dinner, but I wanted a spicier taste. I usually follow the recipe exactly the first go-round, but did not this time. I used a store bought rotisserie chicken breast, and (as always) I hand shredded the meat. I mixed the meat with some taco seasoning, and then mixed it with cream cheese, butter, garlic powder, shredded cheddar cheese, about 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise, and about the same of salsa. I rolled the mixture up in the crescent rolls and baked them in a greased dish sans any sauce. I did serve some salsa with peach preserves mixed in on the side. The taste was right on the spot!! I made a total of 6 bundles and my DH and I ate 3 on spot, two are packed for his lunch tomorrow, and one is packed for mine. I think that the next time, I will try the original version. Thanks for giving me inspiration for another dinner night! :)"
"fantastic! i've had this saved forever and finally got around to making it! this is a great make ahead dish, which i love! the only changes i made were to add minced garlic, serrano peppers and fresh parsley to the filling, and i used leftover rotisserie chicken. i decided to just bake the crescents and drizzle the sauce on as i served it and served with more sauce on the side. oh and i did play around with the sauce a bit, adding garlic powder, lots of black pepper and fresh parsley. next time i will try the jumbo crescents and bake the rolls in the sauce as written. thanks for another keeper carol!!! the flavors are really outstanding. bravo!"
"Oh, I was so disappointed with these. I should have paid more attention to the reviews, and so I won't make a star rating. This is the first time I've made a Kittencal recipe that just didn't work for me. I used Turkey in the filling (and didn't care for the flavor, should definitely use chicken) but the problem was the sauce/dough. I simply couldn't get it to COOK all the way through. I did put sauce under and over the rolls, and I filled the rolls far too full thinking it would be very casserole-like in texture and would be okay -- but it wasn't. The dough simply would not cook; I ended up burning the top and sides and the middle was still totally, completely raw. I still think this is a great idea, but if I try again it will be with the sauce served on the side, and I will halve (or less) the filling. I filled two cans of crescent rolls very VERY plumply (TOO MUCH) and there was still a lot left over. I'm sure this was my mistake; as I filled the rolls too much and used way too much sauce. I may try again sometime, but we ordered pizza tonight."
"Excellent! Thank you Kittencal for submitting this! My kids and the ex-DH gobbled this up like there was no tomorrow! I made it exactly as the recipe says, and it turned out perfect! It's a definite "keeper" in my family from now on! Thanks again! Stacy :) UPDATE: Just made this again, much to the delight and accolades of my kids! Once again, easy, rich, flavorful and just plain yummy! It's one that I've passed on to my sisters and is a regular recipe in my rotation...Thanks again, Kitten! YUM! ;)"
"I was excited to try this recipe after all the positive reviews, but the flavors turned out processed and artificial instead of like the home-baked comfort food I had hoped it would be. It tastes like if you dunked an onion-flavored donut into cheese sauce. I didn't think the cream of chicken soup and cheese base tasted good with the sweetness of the Pillsbury crescent rolls, and the chicken/onion/cream cheese filling was a little strong. I felt heavy & unhealthy after eating this. It does bake up beautifully, however, just like the photos! My husband said it was good, though!"