Crack Chicken Braid

Crack Chicken Braid recipe – I am totally addicted to this quick crescent roll braid. Crescent rolls stuffed with chicken, cheddar, bacon, and ranch. SO easy! Great way to use up leftover chicken or even holiday turkey. We make this at least once a week! It is THE BEST!

chicken bacon cheese crescent braid

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Chicken, Cheddar, Bacon & Ranch Braid

If you follow the blog, you know one of my favorite flavor combinations is cheese, bacon and Ranch. We refer to this combination as “crack” because it is SO delicious and SO addictive! This “Cracked Out” Chicken Braid is no different. We actually ate this twice in one week! We couldn’t get enough of this braid!

Chicken Legs especially loved this. I knew he would love it. He loves all of the “crack” recipes. I mean what’s not to love? Chicken, bacon, cheese and Ranch? YUM! It is even more delicious because it is all wrapped in a crescent roll. Isn’t everything better wrapped up in a delicious crescent roll?

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!

chicken bacon cheese crescent braid

How to Make Crack Chicken Braid

This sandwich braid is super easy to make. Unroll a can of crescent rolls into one long sheet. Don’t separate into individual rolls. The crescent sheets work great for this recipe. Place crescent dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cut 10 slits on each side of the long roll. In a large bowl, mix together cooked chicken, cheddar, bacon, and ranch dressing. Spread the filling in the middle and then criss-cross the strips across the filling. Pop the braid in the oven and bake until golden brown.

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chicken bacon cheese crescent braid

What to Serve with Crack Chicken Crescent Braid

This Crack Chicken Braid has been on repeat at our house. We just can’t get enough of it! It is great for lunch and dinner. I’ve even made this and served it as an appetizer for parties! We usually serve this with a salad or some green beans. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this yummy baked sandwich:

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chicken bacon cheese crescent braid

Crack Chicken Braid

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Crack Chicken Braid recipe – I am totally addicted to this quick crescent roll braid. Crescent rolls stuffed with chicken, cheddar, bacon, and ranch. SO easy!!! Great way to use up leftover chicken or even holiday turkey. We make this at least once a week! It is THE BEST!!!


  • 1 (8-oz) can refrigerated crescent rolls or Recipe Creations Seamless Crescent Rolls
  • cup cooked chopped chicken
  • cup cooked chopped bacon (turkey bacon)
  • cup shredded cheddar cheese grated
  • cup bottled Ranch dressing


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Roll out crescent rolls vertically on baking stone, do not separate and seal perforations.
  • Mix chicken, cheese, bacon and Ranch. Spread chicken mixture down center of crescent rolls.
  • Cut 10 strips on each side of the dough. To braid, lift strips of dough across mixture to meet in center, twisting each strip on turn. Continue alternating strips to form a braid.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes – until lightly browned.


  • I used rotisserie chicken in this recipe.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Rotisserie Chicken:
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing:
  • If you want to make your own dressing from scratch, check out our Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix:
  • I like to save a little of the filling and spread it on top of the braid while it is cooking. If you decided to do this, cook the braid first and the extra filling on top during the last 5 to 7 minutes of baking. If you put it on top before baking, the dough won’t cook all the way through.
  • If you are worried about fat and calories, you can definitely use 2% cheese, turkey bacon, and reduced-fat crescent rolls. I haven’t found a reduced-fat Ranch dressing that I like. If you have one that you like, let me know!


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  1. I have been looking for variations of the chicken roll up recipe that has been a family favorite for years. This combination sounds delicious!
    I recently discovered Bolthouse Farms Classic Ranch dressing. It has 3g fat and 45 calories per 2 T. serving. I love it!

  2. I honestly had a real hard time keeping the croissants together im going to have to find a sub for that lol but I used garlic ones which I think will add great flavor as well as I added green onions to the filling the recipe sounds great though cant wait to try it oh and WDE!! We were at the rose bowl too!!

  3. I love your blog and regularly share your recipes. I make a version of this but I use a can of Pillsbury Artisan style French Bread for the pastry. The regular french bread is a bit difficult to work with, but I love the artisan style for braids and people go nuts for the,.

  4. This looks great – I'm with y'all – what's not to love with the "crack" ingredients! I make my own ranch with the buttermilk HV packet, 1 cup of buttermilk and only about 1/4-1/3 cup mayo. It's a little thinner but doesn't have the sour taste of other lite ranch dressings. I haven't figured it up but it's gotta be less calories.

  5. The only bottled light Ranch dressing I like is the ALDI brand one. But if you don't have an ALDI near you, you could make your own light Ranch dressing with a packet of Hidden Valley and reduced fat mayo or sour cream.

  6. YUM! Imagine the possibilities of what you can put in the crescent rolls. Can't wait to try this! I don't usually like light or reduced fat ranch, but I think Wishbone has a light Buffalo Ranch that is pretty decent.

  7. I can't wait to give this a taste test! Have you tried naturally fresh lite ranch? It's one of our favs. The jalapeño ranch is awesome on fish tacos or anything else you want to spice up!

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