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Chicken In a Basket

Chicken In a Basket
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8
A buffalo chicken dip wrapped in a golden brown crescent. It's an appetizer that really gets people's attention.
By TBSP Angela
Updated April 22, 2021
Make With
Make With
Pillsbury Crescents


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese or blue cheese crumbles depending on preference
  • 1 can (12 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count)
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil


  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Take the 2 chicken breasts and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Heat 1/2 tbsp. of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink. Drain.
  • 3
    Add buffalo wing sauce. Heat until boiling. Then add ranch, cheddar and cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is melted. Let skillet cool and then remove from heat.
  • 4
    Take 1 crescent roll triangle and fill with about 1 tbsp of the chicken mixture at the base of the triangle. Fold the longest piece up over the middle. Take one of the remaining ends and fold over, pinching up the sides to seal. Repeat with the other side. Continue to pinch the dough until it forms a basket around the mixture.
  • 5
    Bake in oven for 15 to 20 or until crescent is a light brown color. Remove and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

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  • One of my favorite party staples is a buffalo chicken dip recipe. Served with a chicken-flavored cracker, it’s one that I never see leftover at the end of the night. But I always hated the way people had to awkwardly balance their plates and cups while trying to scoop a little deliciousness into their mouths. Then it hit me! Put the dip in a pastry and — wonder twins activate — you’ve got yourself an appetizer that will work with you and your social grace. That’s how I came up with, what I like to call, Chicken In a Basket. Now, I won’t lie, it does get a little messy but it’s still easy to make. But, trust me when I say it's worth it. Once you have all your baskets made, Bake in oven for 15 to 20 or until crescent is a golden brown color. Remove and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving. They will be warm, gooey and delicious for your guests. And there you have it, a chick-a-lickin’ good appetizer! Enjoy.
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