BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring

This easy, melt-in-your-mouth, BBQ Chicken crescent ring recipe is easy, delicious, and made with crockpot-shredded chicken, bacon, cheese, and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce.

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Table of Contents: BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring

  1. Why You’ll Love This Recipe
  2. Ingredients
  3. Equipment
  4. Instructions
  5. Recipe Notes
  6. Recipe Card

Slice of the BBQ chicken crescent ring

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • So many occasions to serve! My favorite occasion to serve this recipe is definitely during the Super Bowl, but other great occasions to serve this dish include patriotic holidays & BBQs.
  • You can prep ingredients in advance! I’m big on breaking up recipes over multiple days since I generally don’t have hours in a day to prep for an event. For this recipe, feel free to cook the chicken and bacon a few days in advance.
  • Plenty of substitution options! Feel free to swap sharp cheddar cheese for mozzarella, omit the bacon, and/or add in sliced (drained) pineapple.

Close up of a BBQ Chicken Ring Ready To Eat

BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring Ingredients

  1. Crescent rolls
  2. Egg
  3. Crockpot shredded BBQ chicken
  4. Shredded cheese
  5. Bacon

BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring Ingredients

BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring Equipment

  1. Cutting board. chef’s knife, nonstick skillet, tongs: to cook the bacon.
  2. Measuring spoons, small sauce dishes: to prepare the crescent ring.
  3. Pastry brush, baking tray, aluminum foil: to cook the crescent ring.
  4. Note: equipment needed to cook the chicken depends on how you cook the chicken.

BBQ Chicken Ring Ready To Eat

How to Make A BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring

There are three main steps to make this recipe:

  1. Prepare the BBQ Chicken Mixture
  2. Assemble The Crescent Ring
  3. Bake And Serve

Shredded BBQ chicken in a large mixing bowl

1. Prepare the BBQ Chicken Mixture

First, prepare the chicken.

Next, cook and chop the bacon.

Crescent rolls arranged in a ring on a baking tray

Step 2: Assemble the Crescent Ring

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Next, line a baking tray with tin foil and cover it with baking spray.

Place a small cup in the center of the baking tray as a guideline for making your ring.

Next, remove the crescent dough from the packaging and position each piece of dough around the small cup.

Crescent rolls arranged in a ring on a baking tray with BBQ chicken

Then, remove the small cup and evenly distribute the BBQ chicken mixture around the ring.

As a rule of thumb, aim for the chicken mixture to be about 1.5″ wide and 1.5″ high.

Top with chopped bacon and shredded cheese.

Then, fold the ends of the crescent rolls over the BBQ chicken.

Crescent rolls arranged in a ring on a baking tray with BBQ chicken, bacon and cheese

Whisk one egg in a small bowl.

Using a pastry brush, cover the top of the crescent ring with the egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water).

This will make your crescent ring be shiny, golden brown after baking.

Step 8 - Cover with egg wash

Step 3: Bake & Serve

Bake the prepared crescent ring for 23 minutes.

Let the crescent ring rest in the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring it to a cutting board.

Top with BBQ sauce and cilantro.

Serve with ranch or blue cheese.

Enjoy!

Baked BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring Resting On A Baking Tray After Cooking

BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring Recipe Notes

Time-Saving Tips

  • Bacon bits: Use bacon bits, instead of frying bacon to save time and skip grease.
  • Canned chicken: Use canned chicken, instead of cooking and shredding chicken breasts. I promise, once you pair canned chicken with BBQ sauce, cheese, bacon, and crescent rolls, you’ll hardly notice that the chicken is from a can.
  • Prep in advance: If you choose homemade bacon and chicken, feel free to cook the chicken and bacon two to three days in advance. Make sure to allow the chicken and bacon to come to room temperature before baking

Baked BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring On A Cutting Board

Pro Tips

One word: symmetry.

This recipe isn’t hard, but believe me, it’s easy for your ring to turn out annoyingly asymmetrical if you don’t pay attention to a couple of things:

  • Shape: I mentioned it above, but I want to emphasize the placement of the BBQ chicken mixture. Make sure the chicken mixture is the same height and width the whole way around the ring.
  • Color: Make sure to evenly distribute the egg wash around the ring. If you add more egg wash to one side, then that side may be more golden brown than the other side of the ring.

Baked BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring On A Cutting Board With BBQ Sauce And Cilantro

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BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring Recipe

This easy, melt-in-your-mouth BBQ Chicken Crescent ring recipe is easy, delicious, and made with crockpot-shredded chicken, bacon, cheese, and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.
Make sure to see the notes below for some tips.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices

Equipment

  • Cutting board to cook the bacon and serve the cresent ring
  • Chefs knife to cook the bacon and serve the crescent ring
  • Nonstick skillet to cook the bacon
  • Tongs to cook the bacon
  • Measuring spoons to prepare the crescent ring
  • Small sauce dishes to prepare the crescent ring
  • Pastry brush to cook the crescent ring
  • Baking tray to cook the crescent ring
  • Aluminum foil to cook the crescent ring
  • Equipment to cook the chicken (varies, depending on how you cook it)

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans Crescent rolls (16 slices total)
  • 1 Egg

BBQ Chicken Mixture

For Serving

  • Cilantro for serving
  • BBQ sauce for serving
  • Ranch and/or blue cheese for serving

Instructions
 

Prepare the BBQ Chicken Mixture

  • First, prepare the chicken.
    I love to use this easy crockpot shredded BBQ chicken for this recipe.
    Alternatively, you could also purchase shredded chicken and simply mix it in the BBQ sauce.
  • Next, cook and chop the bacon.

Assemble the Crescent Ring

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a baking tray with tin foil and cover it with baking spray.
  • Place a small cup in the center of the baking tray as a guideline for making your ring.
  • Next, remove the crescent dough from the packaging and position each piece of dough around the small cup.
  • Then, remove the small cup and evenly distribute the BBQ chicken mixture around the ring. As a rule of thumb, aim for the chicken mixture to be about 1.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches high. 
  • Top with chopped bacon and shredded cheese.
  • Then, fold the ends of the crescent rolls over the BBQ chicken.
  • Wisk one egg in a small bowl.
  • Using a pastry brush, cover the top of the crescent ring with the egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water)

Bake

  • Bake the prepared crescent ring for 23 minutes.
  • Let the crescent ring rest in the baking tray for 5 minutes before transfering it to a cutting board.
  • Top with BBQ sauce and cilantro.
  • Serve with ranch or blue cheese.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

The time to prepare this BBQ Chicken Ring does not include the time to cook the chicken or bacon since it will vary depending on your cooking method.
If you cook the BBQ chicken a few days in advance, make sure you let the chicken come to room temperature before baking.
If you make my crockpot chicken recipe, you only need a half recipe. It can easily be split in half, or you could use the rest for meal prep, sandwiches, etc.
 
Keyword BBQ, chicken, slow cooker


Prepared BBQ Chicken Crescent Ring

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Samantha is the founder of the lifestyle blog, Lifestyled By Sam. She has been cooking and baking since her childhood and now loves hosting family and friends for the holidays. Lifestyle By Sam is dedicated to being your one-stop-shop for recipes and hosting your favorite holidays and events.

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