Decadent Chicken Dinner Casserole

decadent chicken dinner casserole

To me there is something so decadent about the French croissant, and what after all is a Pillsbury Crescent roll but the American version of this lovely pastry… only available for anyone to make fresh in just a few minutes.  So, when I got the opportunity to create a recipe featuring Pillsbury crescent rolls, visions of all things French and luxurious swirled in my mind, tempered by good old Yankee practicality.

Pillsbury Grands Crescent Rolls

I enjoy chicken pot pie, but too many of them lack in flavor.  Here I decided to make a chicken pie style casserole, but with stepped up the flavor and richness.  I also spun a French theme through the ingredients chosen.

crescent casserole

The resulting chicken casserole, melded chicken, mushrooms and French style green beans in a creamy cheesy sauce flavored with French onion soup and topped with a  tender croissant crust, simply made from Pillsbury crescent rolls.

chicken dinner casserole

Decadent Chicken Dinner Casserole
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  • 1 lb chicken breast trimmed
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • generous pinch of salt
  • 4-5 grinds of fresh black pepper
  • ¼ cup butter or spread
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 package French onion soup mix
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese or Neufchatal cheese
  • 2 cans French cut green beans
  • 1¼ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 canister (12 oz.) Pillsbury Grands Crescent Rolls
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut the chicken into small bite sized pieces. Mix flour salt and pepper together, and dredge the chicken in it, taking care to coat it completely.
  3. Melt the butter or spread in skillet over med-high heat, add the garlic and half the chicken, stir the chicken around until coated, then add remaining chicken, stir until the flour coating is cooked, and slightly crisped. Remove chicken to bowl and set aside.
  4. Saute the mushrooms in same bowl, no need to add more butter, once the mushrooms start to release their liquid the will cook fine.
  5. Whisk the package of French onion soup into 2 cups of water. Once the mushrooms are mostly cooked, add the soup and cream cheese.
  6. Stir until cream cheese is mostly dissolved, then return chicken to pan, and cook for 5-6 minutes, until it is starting to thicken. Shut off burner.
  7. Spread the French green beans out on bottom of greased 8x11 baking dish.
  8. Top the green beans with ½ cup cheddar, then the chicken mixture, then ¾ cup of the cheddar.
  9. Open the canister of Pillsbury Grands crescents, and roll out. Place 6 of the crescent triangles on top overlapping a little. Use the other 2 to make an edge crust, and cut out a few decorative shapes with small cookie cutters if you like.
  10. Beat one egg, and baste crust with it.
  11. Bake 18-20 minutes. Top should be a little browned but not burnt at all.
  12. Cool 15 minutes before serving.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by General Mills via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of General Mills.


  1. says

    That sounds really good! I’ve been trying to make more casseroles, this one is going on my list!

  2. says

    This looks so good! I love casseroles for their easiness, and they always last a couple days in my house.

  3. says

    This looks so good and perfect for a chilly winter night. I love to make casseroles because it always turns out to be the perfect comfort food! Thanks for the great recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  4. says

    That looks delicious! Like a really sophisticated chicken pot pie.

  5. says

    This looks so yummy with those crescent rolls!

  6. says

    This looks great! I love Pillsbury crescent rolls. I just added this recipe to my favorites. I think my hubby will love it!

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