This delicious Chicken Bacon Ranch Crescent Ring is a great crowd favorite! Ready in 30 minutes, easy to make ahead of time, and packed full of flavor.
Chicken Crescent Ring
This Chicken Bacon Ranch Crescent Ring is great for picky eaters, parties, and lunches! The creamy chicken filling starts with this tasty Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken, then you just add in cheddar cheese and crispy bacon for an extremely satisfying meal.
This crescent ring looks great at parties–Add a big bowl of Jalapeno Ranch in the center of the ring for easy serving. It’s a filling potluck dish that looks and tastes delicious without requiring a ton of work! Showing up to a party with this crescent ring and a bowl of Buffalo Chicken Dip will definitely make you everybody’s best friend!
Ingredients for Chicken Bacon Ranch Crescents
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll need for this easy recipe. Keep scrolling down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements.
- Pillsbury Crescents – You can use original, sweet Hawaiian, or your preferred type of crescents. The colder you keep the dough, the easier it is to move the pieces when arranging the ring.
- Zesty Ranch Chicken – This slow cooker chicken is our favorite meal prep recipe! It’s creamy, has a great ranch flavor, and it works perfectly in this crescent ring. If you need to use up cooked shredded chicken, though, you could just mix that up with cream cheese and ranch seasoning for a similar result. Chill this chicken before forming your crescent ring so that it’s easier to handle.
- Cheese – I used shredded cheddar, but colby or pepper jack would be great as well! Freshly shredded cheese from a block will melt better than the pre-shredded cheese in a bag.
- Bacon – Cooked, chopped bacon adds a great crunch and a ton of flavor! I prefer using thick-cut bacon so it doesn’t get drowned out by all the chicken, but regular bacon is fine as well. Try using candied bacon or a spice-rubbed variety for a twist!
How to Make a Crescent Ring
This is a super easy recipe, and you’ll be able to use this method for tons of parties and meals! Here’s a step-by-step guide with photos to help.
Mix Chicken Filling
In a mixing bowl, combine the ranch chicken with shredded cheese and chopped bacon. This mixture will be very thick.
Form the ring
Unroll the dough and separate it into 16 individual triangles. Form a ring with the dough, leaving a 5-6″ circle in the middle. The dough will overlap, creating a sturdy base for the ring.
Add the filling and wrap
Scoop the chicken mixture onto the ring, mounding it up and molding it as if it’s a donut. Wrap the dough inward to partially cover the filling, then tuck any excess under the base. Continue this with all pieces until the ring is wrapped.
You don’t need to worry about the chicken filling peaking through. The crescents will still be able to contain it.
Bake the ring for 20-25 minutes. When the top is a nice golden brown color, it’s ready!
Allow the ring to sit for at least 5 minutes before slicing. If you slice it too early, the cheesy chicken mixture starts to spill out, creating a mess of a plate. Waiting just 5 minutes allows it to firm up, making the slices easy to eat by hand.
Make sure the ring is completely cool before you put it in any closed container–Any heat will turn into condensation which will make the crust soggy. Store the cooled pieces in an airtight container in the fridge up to 4 days.
Once completely cooled, wrap the ring in multiple layers of plastic, then store in a freezer bag. To save space, cut the ring into four equal pieces.
If frozen, thaw in the fridge overnight. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and heat for 15-20 minutes covered. You can microwave it, but the crust can become soggy. Air frying can also work, but it does dry out the filling a little bit.
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- Chicken Bacon Ranch Lettuce Wrap – This is such an easy lunch prep, and the textures are so satisfying! A great crunch, a little ranch, and tender chicken hits the spot.
FAQ’s about crescent rings
No, not easily. With only 1 can of dough, there’s not enough overlapping to create the room for the chicken. Luckily, this freezes well so make the full recipe and freeze half for later if possible.
Yes, you can start with leftover shredded chicken. Take 1-1 1/2 pounds of chicken and mix with 4 ounces softened cream cheese and a packet of ranch seasoning. If it looks a little dry, add a bit of liquid (some from the pepperoncini jar would be delicious!).
Using a fathead dough instead of store-bought crescent dough would make this both low carb and gluten free.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Crescent Ring
- 2 packages Pillsbury crescents 8-count packages
- 1 recipe Zesty Ranch Chicken chilled
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup chopped bacon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, mix your ranch chicken, cheese, and bacon until well combined. Set aside.
- Unroll and separate the crescent dough, then arrange them in the shape of a sun. Overlap each dough triangle slightly to form a circle of about 5-6″ diameter.
- Scoop the creamy chicken onto the ring, piling it evenly around the entire ring.
- Wrap the dough in towards the center, tucking it under the ring. Continue with all dough until the ring is complete. You’ll still see some of the chicken mixture peaking through, but that is fine.
- Bake the ring for 20-25 minutes or until the top is a nice golden brown and the base is cooked through.
- For the cleanest cuts, allow it to sit for at least 5 minutes before slicing.