Prepare yourself for a post that is full of pictures that don’t do this recipe justice…

For those of you who know me, you know that BBQ flavored food is a favorite of mine. Whether it’s BBQ chicken pizza, BBQ pulled pork or BBQ sauce on just about anything – I’ll probably enjoy it. With some leftover grilled chicken, a can of crescent rolls and BBQ sauce on hand because duh, a refrigerator is not complete without some Sweet Baby Ray’s hangin’ out – I came up with this concoction: BBQ Chicken Roll-Ups.

Depending on how many you eat, this could make for a great snack, lunch or game food during football season. It could also pass for an easy dinner. As usual when it comes to my recipes, the ingredients are flexible and can be swapped for whatever you have on hand or whatever your personal preferences are (but don’t try to tell me that you’re not a fan of BBQ chicken or else I might have to reconsider some things… 😉 )


  • 1 can Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 grilled chicken breast
  • BBQ sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray baking pan with non-stick spray
  3. Shred the chicken, either by using a food processor or by slicing it thinly and then dicing it like I did2014-10-26 12.02.22
  4. Mix chicken, a handful of shredded cheese and a healthy dose of BBQ sauce to bind the ingredients2014-10-26 12.03.572014-10-26 12.05.01
  5. Lay out 8 crescent rolls and sprinkle more cheddar cheese along insides if desired

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    I had a fight with the crescent rolls. They were being stubborn so yes, they’re a little misshapen…
  6. Spoon chicken mixture along insides, then roll crescent roll up from one corner to the other2014-10-26 12.12.48
  7. Melt butter in microwave for around 10-15 seconds, then spoon on top of crescent rolls
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown2014-10-26 12.25.35 2014-10-26 12.25.49

Variations: I experimented with one crescent roll this time around and spread cream cheese on the inside, sprinkled bacon bits on top of that, then lined it with spinach. You could also try ham and cheese, pepperoni and mozzarella, hummus and peppers, or just plain cheese. There are endless options with these!

Cream cheese + bacon + spinach
Cream cheese + bacon + spinach

These are great to make ahead of time to grab for lunches at school or work if you have access to a microwave to zap it first. Fresh out of the oven is pretty great too, I must say 🙂

Nathan took a couple for lunch at school one day and here is his review:

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I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that Nathan’s enjoyment of my cooking is 90% of the enjoyment I get out of cooking in the first place. He’s the best taste tester 🙂

In other news…a recipe update! I made my second batch of Cream Cheese Brownie Cookies this week to take to our Life Group on Thursday. This time I was armed with parchment paper and oh my gosh – it made all the difference.2014-10-26 12.50.15

I now have my new best friend. Parchment Paper, you saved me (and these cookies) from an ooey, gooey death.2014-10-26 13.19.25

These cookies are now easier than ever. If you haven’t already given them a try, I can’t say enough how highly we recommend them!

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