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Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Braid

4.8 from 50 votes

posted: 03/05/14

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This Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Braid is a super easy and delicious dinner all wrapped up in a gorgeous crescent braid!

a close up of a crescent braid filled with chicken pot pie filling, cut open on a cutting board

I love cooking from scratch, like in this Homemade Chicken Pot Pie. But, there are times – many many times – as a mom of young children, when taking short cuts is a life saver. I love that you can take short cuts in cooking and still put something on the family dinner table that you feel great about.

This Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Braid is exactly that.

Ingredients for Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Braid

close up of the cut off end of a chicken pot pie crescent braid with its oozing center and pastry crust

Tips and Tricks

If you can’t find seamless crescent roll dough, use the kind with the seams and gently push them together before you start cutting to make the braids.

If you would rather use homemade dough, you can use my pizza dough recipe for the outside. It won’t be flakey, but it will be delicious. Brush it with a little melted butter before baking.

If you aren’t sure how to make a crescent braid, check out the video that is in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. It shows you just how to get it done.

What to Serve on the Side

This is a great delicious recipe, but you will want to serve something on the side to go with it.

Here are a few suggestions:

Other Great Easy Dinners

If you like this crescent braid, you will love how easy my Taco Braid is!

My Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Casserole is another great easy dinner.

My Turkey Meatloaf only takes a few minutes to throw together and is a crowd pleaser!

If you make this Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Braid or any of my other recipes please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I always love hearing from you.

pulled back look of a chicken pot pie crescent braid on a cutting board with the front cut off
4.80 from 50 votes

Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Braid

Serves: 4 people
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
This Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Braid is a super easy and delicious dinner all wrapped up in a gorgeous crescent braid!



  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine the frozen veggies, cheddar cheese, and chicken. In a separate bowl mix together the cream cheese and the condensed soup. Add it to the chicken-veggie mixture.
  • Spread the crescent roll dough out on a silicon mat or parchment paper and place that on a baking pan. Leaving three inches in the middle, make cuts down the side of the dough an inch apart on both sides.
  • Spread the chicken-veggie-soup mixture down the middle of the dough. Take a strip of dough from one side and fold it over the middle mixture. Then take a strip from the other side and fold it over the middle. Continue down the dough, alternating sides until it is completely folded over.
  • Pinch the ends of the dough to keep the filling inside while it bakes.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes so that the top is nice and golden brown.
  • Let stand about 10 minutes before cutting in to it.
Calories: 444kcal (22%) Carbohydrates: 34g (11%) Protein: 20g (40%) Fat: 25g (38%) Saturated Fat: 12g (75%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 72mg (24%) Sodium: 902mg (39%) Potassium: 212mg (6%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 7g (8%) Vitamin A: 3918IU (78%) Vitamin C: 4mg (5%) Calcium: 145mg (15%) Iron: 3mg (17%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

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  1. Ava says

    5 stars
    This was so lovely. I added a little garlic powder and Italian seasoning and did the egg wash on top. I don’t even like crescent rolls but this was so good. Cream cheese made the dish special.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked it!

  2. Jessica says

    Could I make it with puff pastry dough, or would that not work?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I think that would work! It might not look just like the picture but it would be delicious.

  3. Lori Simon says

    I have made this recipe several times but since I do not like crescent dough, I use Pepperidge Farms puff pastry sheets. I need to bake it 35 to 40 minutes to reach its golden brown color. It is delicious. Thank you for sharing.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m glad you enjoy it!

  4. Sandy says

    Where is the video to make the braiding on this please? There’s 4 videos on the page. 3 are ads only (I watched them beginning to end) and the 4th is for BBQ Sauce. Do you have a link to the correct video?
    Thank you

    • Lisa Longley says

      There is a vide within the recipe card (at the bottom of the post and right above where it says “did you make this” and tells you how to share on instagram). You have to watch one ad there, and then it will show you the video for this recipe.

  5. Melissa Brownlee says

    Thanks for sharing this. Going to have to try this one.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you enjoy it!

  6. Lori Simon says

    I’ve made this several times but I substitute the crescent roll dough with a Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry sheet. Delicious! Love this recipe. Thank you.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you like it!

  7. Denise says

    Definitely would not use crescent rolls unless you want it sweet. But the filling was so good so I will try it with pastry puffs next time

  8. Jill B says

    I’ve made this recipe several times and my family loves it! I made it this weekend and have extra filling. I’d love to make another one and freeze it and I’m wondering if that’s an option and if so, should I bake, then freeze? Any insight would be appreciated!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Jill! I actually wouldn’t do that with this recipe because of the pre-made dough. It’s just not a great product for much else besides baking right away.

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