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Cream Cheese Chicken Crescent Rolls - Instant Pot Recipe

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Creamy, cheese and perfect for those cold winter nights- these cream cheese chicken crescent rolls are just perfect, and take just a few minutes in your Instant Pot.

cream cheese chicken crescents stacked on white plate

On the hunt for a simple and easy side recipe that can double up as a quick dinner on days when you don’t want to put in a lot of effort? This one ticks all the boxes.

With just a few minutes of prep time you can whip up these delicious and comforting chicken crescent rolls that might just be added to your list of comfort foods. 

Here’s what you need to know before you get started on these. 

I Ran Out of Crescent Roll Dough. What Can I Use Instead in my Cream Cheese Chicken ?

Whether you ran out of crescent roll dough or just don’t have it at home at the moment (and you don’t fancy a trip to the supermarket), you can still give this recipe a try. Just use puff pastry instead.

If you have a little extra time, you can also make some homemade crescent roll dough yourself- you’ll find tons of recipes online! 

How Can I Store the Unused Crescent Roll Dough?

So you just used half a can of crescent roll dough, and are worried about how to store the other half. Well, the best way to save the other half for later is to pop it into an airtight plastic container, ideally along with a couple of drops of water inside to keep the dough moist. 

Can I Make These Ahead of Time and Store Them?

Yes, you definitely can. If you love these and want to serve them to some guests coming up, you can definitely prep these a few days in advance, pop them in the freezer and get them out on the day you actually want to serve them. 

A good trick to make sure the rolls retain their texture is to first partially bake them, allow them to cool down and then freeze them. 

cream cheese chicken crescents stacked on white plate

Can I Make a Veggie Version of these Rolls?

Yes, you can! Just skip the chicken and use your favorite veggies instead. Bell peppers, red onions, cabbage, zucchini and carrots all taste amazing in these rolls. Just follow the recipe as is, just stir fry the veggies in a bit of olive oil and you’re good to go. 

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How Do I Keep my Cream Cheese Chicken Roll Fresh After Baking?

One of the most common issues a lot of people face when trying out recipes that involve puff pastry or crescent roll pastry is that after they’re made, they sort of lose their freshness after a while.

Not ideal, right? Well, an easy way to fix this is to pop them into an airtight container or a sealable plastic bag right after they have cooled down. That way, they’ll retain the crispiness and crunch to them.

Other chicken Instant Pot recipes you should try: Chicken Florentine Soup, Chicken Chili, Garlic Butter Chicken and Chicken Taco Soup.


Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Crescent Rolls

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Crescent Rolls

This is one of the easies crescent roll recipes you'll find. Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Crescent Rolls are a perfect appetizer or dinner recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  1. Place your trivet and 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot.
  2. Add in the chicken breasts on top of the trivet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. With tongs, flip the breasts over and I season the other side with salt and pepper.
  3. Seal the Instant Pot lid and turn the valve to sealing. Set for a high pressure cooking time of 12 minutes.
  4. While the chicken cooks, spread out the crescent roll dough into rectangles.
  5. When the pressure cooking time finishes, do a quick pressure release. Open the lid after the pin has dropped and all the pressure has been released.
  6. Remove the chicken and trivet, and drain the water from the pot.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  8. Shed the chicken with a fork, and then add it and the remaining ingredients (except the crescents) back into the inner pot. Add in additional salt and pepper, to taste.
  9. Add 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture to the center of your crescents. Take each corner of your croissant and bring to the middle. Place your crescents on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper for 14 to 16 minutes.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 50mgSodium 215mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 14g

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