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chicken parmesan croissant bread

April 8, 2018

This tasty recipe was basically created as I had some shredded chicken I needed to use up. I looked what else I had in my fridge and saw a package of the Pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls, found at most grocery stores. This chicken parmesan croissant bread is a super easy recipe toย make and the end result is so good. Makes 8 servings at 5 freestyle smart points each, you could pair it with some zero point or low point side dishes for a meal or serve it up at your next party as an appetizer. It is not something you can pick up at eat with your fingers, you’ll need a fork but I promise it’s worth it..

chicken parmesan croissant loaf
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 8
5SP blue, green & purple/5PP per serving
  • 1 package Pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 1.5 cups (6oz) cooked shredded chicken
  • ½ cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella (I use Trader Joe's brand)
  • 1 cup reduced fat tomato pasta sauce
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • Egg whites to brush the loaf bread before baking
  1. Preheat oven to 375F, spray a large baking sheet with some cooking spray.
  2. Lay out your crescent dough into one big piece and pinch any seems closed.
  3. Using a pizza cutter you want to cut lines all the way down (even on each side) so you can braid the loaf, leaving the middle uncut for your filling (see picture above)
  4. In a bowl mix your chicken, pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese, leave ½ Tbsp of parm cheese for sprinkling on top.
  5. Place your chicken mixture on your croissant dough filling the middle from the top to the bottom, then using the cut sides braid the bread to seal it closed. Brush egg whites on bread.
  6. Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese on top and italian seasoning, bake in the oven for approximately 23 minutes or until dough is a golden brown.
  7. Cut into 8 equal portions, the middle pieces can't be picked up as easy as the end pieces and will require a fork to eat.. This will freeze well
Freestyle SP- (blue & purple)5 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- (green) 5 using SP calculator
Points plus- 5 using PP calculator
Nutritional info (incl all ingredients) Calories 177...Fat 7.6g..Sat fat 2.8g...Carbs 15.9g...Fiber 1g...Sugar 4.3g...Protein 13.2g using My Fitness Pal

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    Reply Tracie Langford April 9, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Do you think you could replace the crescent roll crust with 2-ingredient bagel dough? If it was rolled out into a rectangle and then cut in the same way, it might just work??

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      Reply Drizzle April 10, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      All I can suggest is to try it, not sure it will bake the same but let me know if you do try it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Michelle April 9, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Looks delish!! I’m wondering, how many points would it reduce if it was made with the infamous 2pt. dough?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 10, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      well, I can tell you there is 25 points in the reduced fat croissant roll, I am not too sure if it would bake the same and can only suggest you try it, please report back if you do ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Becky April 11, 2018 at 11:28 am

    I made this last night and it was delicious!! Thank you for sharing your recipes! Your recipes are part of what has made my WW journey successful. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      You are very welcome, thank you for the kind words, so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Julie April 12, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I substituted buffalo sauce for the tomato sauce and skipped the Italian seasoning. So good and only 4 pts!

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      Reply Drizzle April 13, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks for the tip Julie, I’ll have to try that cause I love spicy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Wendy April 16, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    How do I put this into my weight watchers app?
    Thank you.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 18, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      Just do it as a quick add, plus sign, quick add, then enter the info and track

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    Reply Dianna Muldrow April 23, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    It was incredible! Thank you!

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      Reply Drizzle April 24, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Happy to hear ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Pam August 7, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Was so yummy! A crowd pleasing dinner.

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      Reply Drizzle August 8, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      That is so great to hear, thanks Pam ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Michelle Phillips September 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Kate! Silly question… would you freeze before or after baking?

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      Reply Drizzle September 27, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Hi I personally would freeze after

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    Reply Kathy Freese September 30, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Weird Question…What is Tomato Paste Sauce? Is it a marinara sauce or tomato paste?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 3, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Tomato paste is a thick sauce they are usually in small cans (5.5-6oz) I’ll google it and copy/paste

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        Reply Teri Taylor July 21, 2020 at 6:25 pm

        Oh wait :-/ itโ€™s tomato paste? Because up there in the ingredients list, it says tomato pasta sauce (Not tomato paste) so I did homemade tomato/veggie sauce Was wondering why itโ€™s a bit runny but 1 cup of tomato paste is a lot, no? Oh well. Already mixed it with my chicken and is in the fridge melding for when I put it together Also I only have fresh mozzarella. I wonder if that will be too watery and not melt as well. Have you tried any other cheeses before I test it out? I have provolone and gruyere/Swiss blend.

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle July 24, 2020 at 8:40 pm

          Hi Teri, so the original comment asked me what tomato paste was, this is where the confusion lies.. I had not really put much thought into why she was asking me, the recipe does indeed call for tomato pasta sauce not tomato paste, big difference.. I think any cheese will work just as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Amy October 2, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I made this last night and it was a success. I canโ€™t wait to try more recipes!!

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      Reply Drizzle October 3, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Yay, so glad you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy more recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Reply Lori s March 29, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      I’m also confused as recipe say tomato pasta sauce but the link in the comments is for tomato PASTE. unsure which to buy

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle April 3, 2020 at 3:04 pm

        Hi Lori, I use tomato sauce, like a pasta sauce as mentioned in the ingredients, not sure what you saw in the comments but always go based on recipe ingredients

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        Reply Teri July 21, 2020 at 6:27 pm

        Oh yes. Up above the comments from before say tomato paste and talk about the 5oz cans. Thatโ€™s probably what you read which just confused me as well.

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle July 24, 2020 at 8:43 pm

          Sorry, yeah a bit of confusion, the first comment asked me what tomato paste was and before checking the recipe (I make so many I forget sometimes what is in what) I answered her letting her know what it was… this recipe calls for tomato pasta sauce like you’d use in spaghetti not paste

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    Reply Lori November 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Made this tonight and everyone loved it! I will definitely make it again.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 13, 2018 at 11:56 am

      Hi Lori, yay, so glad everyone enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Mary January 5, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    This is a good recipe to use that Costco rotisserie chicken, that you can purchase already deboned.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 6, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      Yes, great idea to save some time ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Mendy McKendry September 11, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    In the recipe it calls for tomato pasta sauce not tomato paste sauce. Which one is it? Your link provided above shows tomato paste. I want to make the tonight so just want to make sure I buy the right stuff. Thank you!

    P.S. I love all your recipes!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 12, 2019 at 7:26 pm

      Hi Mendy, sorry I am confused, your question says it calls for tomato pasta sauce not tomato pasta sauce?? Anyway, this recipe calls for pasta sauce (not pasta paste if that is what you meant) so glad you are enjoying the recipes

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    Reply Kim March 23, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Hi..what serving size for the points mentioned? Looks amazing!!

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      Reply Drizzle March 28, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      Hi as mentioned in number 7 in directions, cut into 8 equal pieces

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    Reply Katerina July 4, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Hi! It looks lovely and want to try it but I only have canned chicken on hand. Do you think it’s worth the effort or should I plan it for another day that I’ll have rotisserie chicken or any other cooked leftover chicken? Thanks!

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      Reply Drizzle July 6, 2020 at 2:31 pm

      Hi, sorry for the late reply, I think canned chicken will work just as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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