Crack Chicken Crescent Rolls

Crack Chicken Crescent Rolls Recipe – frozen chicken tenders, cheddar cheese, bacon and ranch dressing wrapped in refrigerated crescent rolls and baked. CRAZY good!!! Everyone cleaned their plate and went back for seconds! A HUGE hit with the entire family! Great for a quick lunch, dinner, or tailgating appetizer! Ready to eat in under 30 minutes! YUM!

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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Crescent Rolls

Stop what you are doing and whip up a batch of these Crack Chicken Crescent Rolls! Crispy chicken fingers, smoky bacon, and creamy cheddar cheese, all wrapped up in a warm crescent roll and then brushed with a luscious ranch-infused butter. Each bite is a flavor explosion! Whether you serve them at a gathering or enjoy them as a snack, these Crack Chicken Crescent Rolls are pure comfort food that will leave you craving more. 

What does CRACK mean?

If a recipe has “crack” in the title it means that the recipe has cheddar, bacon, and ranch in the ingredients. It all started with my Crack Dip way back in 2007. I made the dip for a Titans football game. Everyone went crazy over it. We couldn’t stop eating it and said it was like crack. The name stuck. 

According to the dictionary, the definition of crack is “of superior excellence or ability”. We think the flavor combination of cheddar, bacon, and ranch fits this definition! This recipe is most definitely of superior excellence!

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How to Make Crack Chicken Crescent Rolls

These chicken pockets are effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Open a can of crescent roll dough and separate it into eight triangles. Spread ranch salad dressing over the rolls. Place half a slice of cheddar cheese on the wide end of the crescent roll. Top the cheese with half a slice of cooked bacon and a chicken finger. Roll up the rolls and place on a large cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Stir together melted butter and ranch dressing mix. Brush the butter mixture over the top of the rolls. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

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Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use frozen Tyson chicken strips. I did not thaw the chicken. It bakes as the rolls cook.
    • You can thaw the chicken in the microwave for a few minutes if you are worried about the cooking time.
    • You can use any fried chicken fingers that you have on hand.
    • I love the chicken fingers from the Publix deli!
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressinghttps://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Seasoning made with buttermilk powder, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Can I make Crack Chicken Crescent Rolls in advance? Yes. You can assemble the rolls ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 24 hours before baking.
  • Can I freeze Chicken Crescent Rolls? Yes. Bake the rolls and cool to room temperature. Transfer rolls to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 4 months.
    • Thaw and reheat in the microwave or covered in aluminum foil in the oven or air fryer.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
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What to Serve with Crack Chicken Crescent Rolls

These crescent rolls are a staple at our house. I always have the ingredients on hand to whip these up on a moment’s notice. They are great for lunch, dinner, after school snack, or party appetizer. Serve them with some extra ranch dressing for dipping. Try our Jalapeno Ranch Dip for a little kick!

When it comes to what to serve alongside these chicken rolls, I’ve got some fantastic choices for you to consider. To balance out the indulgence of these savory bites, a crisp and refreshing side salad. The coolness of the salad provides a lovely contrast to the rich flavors of the rolls. If you’re in the mood for something heartier, a serving of coleslaw or green beans would add a comforting touch to your plate. No matter what you serve with these crescent rolls, they are sure to become a family favorite!

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Crack Chicken Crescent Rolls

Yield: 8 rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Crack Chicken Crescent Rolls Recipe – frozen chicken tenders, cheddar cheese, bacon and ranch dressing wrapped in refrigerated crescent rolls and baked. CRAZY good!!! Everyone cleaned their plate and went back for seconds! A HUGE hit with the entire family! Great for a quick lunch, dinner or tailgating appetizer! Ready to eat in under 30 minutes! YUM!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Separate crescent rolls into 8 triangles.
  • Top each crescent roll with some prepared Ranch dressing.
  • On wide end of triangle, top dressing with one chicken tender, half slice of cheese and a half piece of bacon. Roll up crescent rolls and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven.
  • Mix together melted butter and dry Ranch mix and brush tops of cooked crescents with mixture.

Notes:

  • I use frozen Tyson chicken strips. I did not thaw the chicken. It bakes as the rolls cook.
    • You can thaw the chicken in the microwave for a few minutes if you are worried about the cooking time.
    • You can use any fried chicken fingers that you have on hand.
    • I love the chicken fingers from the Publix deli!
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Seasoning made with buttermilk powder, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Can I make Crack Chicken Crescent Rolls in advance? Yes. You can assemble the rolls ahead of time and store in the fridge for up to 24 hours before baking.
  • Can I freezer Chicken Crescent Rolls? Yes. Bakethe rolls and cool to room temperature. Transfer rolls to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 4 months. 
    • Thaw and reheat in the microwave or covered in aluminum foil in the oven or air fryer.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.

Steph

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  1. Made a little bit healthier version. Used boneless chicken breast cut them into strips instead. Seasoned with salt and dry ranch then sautéed. Also used reduced fat crescent rolls as well. Very good.

  2. what brand of frozen chicken tenders do you use? i can't find one i like yet. most seem to have weird chewy bits in them. bleh. but this recipe sounds great and I'd love to try it!

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