Spicy BBQ Chicken Crescents

On work nights, sometimes quick and easy is the only way to go.  With our busy lives, we can be eating dinner as late as 7 pm so making a homemade meal can be very challenging during the week.  In comes Pillsbury Crescent Rolls to the rescue.

Spicy BBQ Chicken Crescents

All you need is some cooked shredded chicken, bbq sauce, frank’s red hot, colby cheese and crescent rolls.  I had a couple of chicken breasts I had already cooked so I shredded 1 of them and that equaled about 1 cup.  You could always use the ever convenient rotisserie chicken if you want to save yourself cooking the chicken ahead of time.

These worked out pretty well for me and would be a great item to feed guests at a party – kids and adults alike!

This recipe is adapted from Pillsbury’s BBQ Chicken Crescents found on allrecipes.com.

I have worked out the Weight Watcher’s Points Plus using their Recipe Builder and these are 4 WW Points per crescent.  Enjoy!

Spicy BBQ Chicken Crescents (Weight Watcher Points Plus = 4)
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 8
  • 1-8oz can Pillsbury Crescent Dough Roll (reduced fat)
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 4 ounces reduced fat colby cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg, whisked until foamy
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Unwrap crescent roll dough and separate into 8 triangle pieces. In a medium sized bowl combine chicken, bbq sauce, hot sauce, and colby cheese. Divide chicken mixture evenly over top of dough. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of cheese. Starting at wide end of triangle, roll up loosely as directed on can. Brush with egg and sprinkle on remaining cheese.Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.


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. motherrimmy October 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    This looks like a family pleaser of a recipe for sure!

  2. Michele ODonnell October 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Looks yummy! Will have to try.

  3. Jeff @ Cheeseburger October 18, 2012 at 2:36 am - Reply

    This is an excellent recipe. This will help me a lot during stretches of busy days.

  4. Jersey Girl Cooks October 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Yum! I am thinking these will be a great football watching snack too.

  5. Veronica August 10, 2016 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    It doesn’t really say what to do with the items? I’m assuming you mix the hot sauce BBQ and chicken and some cheese and then follow the rest of the recipe?

    • Shelby August 12, 2016 at 6:44 am - Reply

      Hi veronica, I have updated the recipe for you.

  6. crista October 9, 2016 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Do you include cream cheese? It’s not listed on the ingredients but mentioned in the instructions. If so, what amount? Thanks!

    • Shelby October 10, 2016 at 5:37 am - Reply

      Hi Crista, that was my bad, it should have read colby cheese, not cream cheese. Thank you!

  7. Amy January 21, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I can’t seem to make this equal 4pts when I put it in my recipe builder??? What am I doing wrong?

    • Shelby January 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm - Reply

      Hi Amy, this was based on points from WW back in 2012. The points may be different now with the new programs. I would go with what your recipe builder tells you.

  8. Miriah October 23, 2019 at 8:26 pm - Reply


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