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Instant Pot Chicken Crescent Rolls

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If you love pastry and chicken then you may just fall in love with this Instant Pot Chicken Crescent Rolls recipe. That’s right, you can make the creamy chicken filling in your pressure cooker before baking your crescent rolls in the oven! They come out perfect every time!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Comfort Food Classic: These chicken crescent rolls are a warm, flaky, and comforting treat.
  • Efficient Cooking: The Instant Pot makes this recipe quick and nearly foolproof.
  • Customizable: Tailor the filling to your liking, making it a versatile family favorite.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Chicken Breasts: Main filling of the crescent rolls.
  • Water: Used to cook the chicken in the Instant Pot, ensuring it’s tender and juicy.
  • Crescent Rolls: Pre-made dough that is easy to use and bakes into a flaky, buttery roll.
  • Cream Cheese: Gives the filling a creamy texture and rich flavor.
  • Green Onions and Bell Pepper: Add a crunchy texture and fresh flavor to balance the rich, creamy filling.
  • Salt and Ground Black Pepper: Enhance the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Butter: Adds richness to the filling and helps brown the crescent rolls.
  • Skim Milk: Thins the cream cheese mixture, making it easier to spread on the rolls.
Ingredients Needed For Chicken Crescent Rolls

How To Make Chicken Crescent Rolls?

Here are the step by step instructions for this chicken crescent roll recipe.

Step One: Place Chicken In Pot

Add your trivet to the Instant Pot. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place your chicken breasts on top of the trivet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. About a pinch of each. With tongs, flip the breasts over and I season the other side with salt and pepper.

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Step Two: Pressure Cook Chicken Breast

Close the Instant Pot lid. Move the valve away from you to seal the lid. Set your Instant Pot to 12 minutes.

Step Three: Prepare Crescent Rolls

While your chicken is cooking, open the cans of crescent rolls, and lay out the dough. The croissants come in triangles, but you will want to turn them into rectangles. Pinch the triangles together. You may need to flip the other side and pinch as well.

Step Four: Release Pressure

Once your chicken is completely done quick release the pressture. Once the pressure has been released, open the Instant Pot lid. Remove your chicken. Drain the water from your pot and remove the trivet.

Step Five: Shred Chicken

Place the chicken back in the Instant Pot. You can shred with a fork or you can use a hand mixer to shred the chicken. This is a much faster process, and more fun!

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Step Six: Combine Ingredients

Add the green onion, milk and cream cheese to a bowl and mix. Season with salt and pepper then add to the shredded chicken.

Step Seven: Make Crescent Rolls

Add 1/4 cup of your chicken mixture to the center of your crescents. Take each corner of your croissant and bring to the middle.

Step Eight: Bake Chicken Crescent Rolls

Place your crescents on a baking sheet that is greased or covered with parchment paper. Bake in the oven at 350° for 14 to 16 minutes. You will want to continue to bake until the crescents are golden brown.

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Step Nine: Serve

Serve when cooled as is or with chicken gravy.

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Expert Tips

  • Seasoned Chicken: Ensure the chicken filling is well-seasoned with herbs, spices, or marinades to enhance flavor. A flavorful filling elevates the overall taste of the crescent rolls.
  • Proper Sealing: Seal the edges of the crescent rolls tightly to prevent the filling from leaking out during baking. This helps maintain the integrity of the rolls and ensures a delicious, mess-free eating experience.

Variations

  • Extra cheese: Add some shredded cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese to the chicken mixture for extra cheesy chicken crescent rolls.
  • Baking: Place the chicken crescent roll ups into a baking dish and bake with cheese for the chicken crescent casserole.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Cooling: Allow the baked chicken crescent rolls to cool to room temperature on a wire rack.
  • Refrigeration: Once cooled, store the crescent rolls in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate within 2 hours of baking. Consume within 2-3 days for optimal freshness.
  • Freezing: To freeze baked chicken crescent rolls, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet until solid. Transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container, label with the freezing date, and store for up to 2-3 months.
  • Thawing and Reheating: When ready to enjoy frozen crescent rolls, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat in the oven at a low temperature until warmed through for the best texture.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Roasted Vegetables: Toss mixed veggies in olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan, then roast until golden and flavorful.
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes: Whip up velvety mashed potatoes for a classic and comforting side dish.
  • Chicken Soup: Why not dip your crescent rolls into a tasty and delicious creamy chicken soup.
  • Buttery Corn on the Cob: Boil or grill corn, slather with butter, and sprinkle with salt for a classic side that never disappoints.
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges: Seasoned sweet potato wedges roasted to perfection for a delightful combination of sweet and savory.
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FAQ’S

Are Crescent Rolls and Crossiants the Same Thing?

A crescent roll often refers to a crescent shaped puff pastry which can be made from scratch or bought in store and rolled out. Crescents are generally contain a small amount of yeast to make them light and puffy.

Crossiants on the other hand are made by layering butter and dough to produce a flaky pastry texture. Either way this tasty chicken crossiant or crescent roll recipe tastes amazing whichever pastry you choose to use.

Can I Use A Rotisserie Chicken?

Yes if you want to skip the Instant Pot part and use shredded cooked chicken that will also work. Just make the mixture the same and use the crescent roll dough as instructed

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Instant Pot Chicken Crescent Rolls

Yield: 4-5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

If you want to have some tasty and delicious breakfast and healthy at the same time, then try this Instant Pot Chicken Crescent Rolls Recipe now.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound chicken breasts 
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans crescent rolls
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk

Instructions

  1. Add your trivet to the instant pot. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Place your chicken breasts on top of the trivet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. About a pinch of each. With tongs, flip the breasts over and I season the other side with salt and pepper.
  2. Close the instant pot on the lid by screwing it shut. Move the valve away from you to seal the lid. Set your instant pot to 12 minutes.
  3. While your chicken is cooking, open the cans of crescent rolls, and lay out the dough. The croissants come in triangles, but you will want to turn them into rectangles. Pinch the triangles together. You may need to flip the other side and pinch as well.
  4. Once your chicken is completely done, open the ceiling valve by using a hot powder towel, and pulling the valve towards you to release pressure. Once the pressure has been released, open the lid to the Instant Pot. Set aside your chicken in order to drain the water from your instant pot, as well as remove the trivet.
  5. Set your oven to 350°.
  6. Place the chicken back in the instant pot. You can shred with a fork or you can use a hand mixer to shred the chicken. This is a much faster process, and more fun!
  7. Add in the remaining ingredients (except for the croissants) and mix.
  8. Add more or less salt and pepper to your desire.
  9. Add 1/4 cup of your chicken mixture to the center of your crescents. Take each corner of your croissant and bring to the middle.
  10. Place your crescents on a baking sheet, greased, or parchment paper for 14 to 16 minutes. You will want to continue to bake until the crescents are golden brown.
  11. Serve when cooled and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 586mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 31g

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