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Chicken Baseballs are a quick and easy recipe for your weeknight dinner. Crescent roll dough is wrapped around a creamy chicken and mushroom filling and baked until golden brown. This delicious chicken recipe is ready in 30 minutes and is great for those busy weeknights.

This is a great weeknight meal to feed your family on those busy nights when there is so much after school activity happening. The filling is easy to prepare ahead of time so all you need to do is assemble the Chicken Baseballs and bake them when you get home. Getting dinner on the table in under 30 minutes is always a home run!

Chicken Baseball on a blue plate with napkin in the background

The origin of Chicken Baseballs

I first came across this easy chicken recipe when I was attending Weight Watcher meetings years ago. The original Chicken Baseball recipe uses reduced fat crescent rolls and skim milk. I have gravitated towards using regular crescent rolls when I make this recipe. The regular crescent rolls seem to hold together better for me and I like the flavor better.

I made Chicken Baseballs many times over the years and I most always add fresh sauteed mushrooms to the chicken and cream cheese mixture. Sometimes I will add frozen peas and carrots instead. It all depends on the way I feel at the time! I also have a Buffalo Chicken Baseballs version that we make when the mood hits for those flavors!

Baked Chicken Baseball cut in half to show filling

Chicken Baseballs – different ways to make them

What is so great about this recipe is it is very versatile and you can make slight changes without really affecting the outcome of the recipe. Below are some ways I have changed the recipe over the years.

  • Finely crush 8 buttery crackers and combine with 1/2 tbsp dried parsley. Use this in place of the bread crumb topping. Or, leave the topping off entirely.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheese to the cream cheese mixture to make it cheesier!
  • Omit the mushrooms and add 1 cup of your favorite vegetable. I have used green peas or a pea and carrot mixture. Thaw the veggies first, then add them to the chicken before pouring the cream cheese mixture over top.
  • If you don’t have dried minced onion, add 1/3 cup diced onion to the mushrooms when cooking. Do the same with garlic, mince 2 cloves of garlic and cook with mushrooms instead of using garlic powder.

Make these Chicken Baseballs low carb and keto-friendly!

You may be wondering it making these low carb and keto-friendly can be done. The answer is a big resounding yes! I used this Low Carb Pizza Crust recipe and treated it the same way you treat the crescent roll dough.

When making the filling, be sure to use full-fat cream cheese in place of the reduced-fat cream cheese and almond milk in place of skim milk. Just be sure to handle these with care when transferring to the baking sheet.

What to serve with Chicken Baseballs

Chicken Baseballs are like a whole meal rolled into one. Pun intended here! For that reason, I will serve up some fresh cut veggies and dip or a Minted Melon Salad. The melon salad takes up two roles when I serve it, side dish and dessert!

Other crescent roll recipes you may like

Crescent Roll Dough is so versatile and makes everything easier! You can use it in many recipes, from appetizer to dessert. Below are some other recipes we love that you may enjoy too!

Caramel Apple Cheese Danish cut and on a black serving platter

Crescent Roll Breakfast Recipes

5-Ingredient Maple Bacon Breakfast Rolls are a long-time favorite that is a great recipe to make when the family is around. The sweet, salty, and smoky combination is addicting! We also love this Caramel Apple Cheese Danish and Pumpkin Danish Braid. And, if you’re looking for savory, we love this Breakfast Crescent Ring with Sausage and Egg!

Crescent Roll Lunch Recipes

Crescent roll dough is great for lunches also! This recipe for Easy Carrot Shaped Veggie Pizza Bars are not only fun for kids but adults too! Spicy BBQ Chicken Crescents with a side of green peas make another easy and delicious lunch. Another great pizza with crescent roll dough is this Taco Appetizer Pizza. It may be labeled appetizer, but to me it makes a great lunch also!

cheesy garlic pizza bites made with crescent roll dough
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Crescent Roll Appetizer Recipes

I am an appetizer girl. So, when it comes down to it, making an appetizer with crescent roll dough is great. Hand-held food is where it’s at! Grumpy really loves these Sausage Pineapple Roll Ups with their sweet, salty, and savory flavors. And these Bratwurst Bites with Sauerkraut Dipping Sauce are out of this world yummy!

Crescent Roll Dinner Recipes

Skip takeout (or drive-thru) and make this better than a takeout recipe for White Castle Casserole. This delicious treat will make you feel like your eating out. Or, if you feel like comfort food, these Mini Beef Pot Pies are just what you need!

Crescent Roll Dessert Recipes

Who doesn’t love cheesecake? It is one of our favorites here and this Sopapilla Cheesecake is easy and delicious. You get a different flavor and texture in every layer when you bite into it!

Baked chicken baseball wrapped in crescent roll dough on parchment lined baking sheet

This recipe for Chicken Baseballs with Creamy Mushroom Filling is a great recipe to make ahead! They reheat well in the microwave!

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Chicken Baseballs with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Baseballs are a quick and easy recipe with a creamy and delicious chicken and mushroom filling is wrapped with crescent roll dough and baked until golden brown.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Baseball Crescent Roll Dough, Chicken Baseballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 341kcal


  • 8 oz fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp butter divided
  • 4 oz reduced fat or fat free cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp skim milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast diced
  • 1 tube reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoned bread crumbs


  • In a skillet, over medium heat, add 1 tbsp butter and mushrooms. Cook until all water is cooked out and mushrooms become slightly brown. Add chicken and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  • In mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, 1 Tbsp melted butter, 2 Tbsp milk, 1-1/2 tsp minced dried onion, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Mix until well blended. Pour mixture over chicken and stir until combined.
  • Separate crescent rolls into 4 rectangles and seal perforations. Spoon 1/2 cup of chicken mixture in center and of crescent roll rectangle. Pull opposite corners toward the center and seal dough to completely cover filling. The end result will be a baseball shape.
  • Place each chicken baseball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at
  • Mix together finely crushed crackers and dried parsley. Sprinkle each baseball. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 647mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Grumpy's Honeybunch February 12, 2008 at 2:21 am - Reply

    Thanks Granny! lol, just wait until you see the pic I took of our 3rd kitty! you will get such a kick out of her….I will have to post it soon!

  2. About GrannyLooHoo February 12, 2008 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Everything looks good enough to eat, HoneyB! Peabody is sooooo cute–both those kitties are adorable.

  3. Carrie February 12, 2008 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    That cake looks amazing! I’ve never heard of a chicken baseball before – intriguing. What a icky day…stupid winter.

  4. Michelle March 3, 2008 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Wow those look really good and what a great idea for leftover chicken. I can’t wait to try it out!

    Also welcome to the Daring Bakers!

  5. Cristine November 21, 2010 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Thanks for posting this link on FB…. they look delicious! Definately bookmarking them!

  6. Renee Goerger August 14, 2019 at 9:05 am - Reply

    I always have crescent rolls in my fridge. They’re so versatile and everyone loves them. These chicken baseballs are such a fun idea. I can’t wait to try them!!

    • Shelby Law Ruttan August 14, 2019 at 9:19 am - Reply

      Thanks Renee! Crescent Roll Dough sure does make meals easier when you don’t have a lot of time!

  7. Anonymous October 30, 2019 at 1:50 pm - Reply


  8. Nicole December 30, 2019 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it!

  9. […] of my very favorite recipes to turn to when I wanted something easy and delicious was my regular Chicken Baseball Recipe. I loved how the savory cream cheese, chicken, and mushroom filling contrasted with the golden […]

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