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Crack Chicken Ball

A delicious chicken, bacon, ranch and cheese mixture all wrapped in crescent dough. This Crack Chicken Ball is an irresistible appetizer you can’t stop eating!

A FUN AND FLAVORFUL APPETIZER

If you are looking for a delicious appetizer then this Crack Chicken Ball Recipe is exactly what you need. Full of chicken, bacon, ranch and other ingredients, it’s wrapped in a crescent dough sheet then buttered and baked. It comes out golden and delicious! You can eat it with crackers, vegetables or whatever your favorite dipping vessel may be. Once you’ve tried this Crack Chicken Ball, I promise, there is no turning back!

Finished Crack Chicken Ball with chicken showing through the crescent dough.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING A CRACK CHICKEN BALL:

  • A packet of ranch seasoning/dip mix is 8 teaspoons, this recipe only needs 6, otherwise it is a bit too salty. Packaged or homemade can be used.
  • Canned chicken can be used for this recipe. Just drain the chicken well.
  • You can use this mixture to make individual bombs, you’ll just need 2 packages of 8-count crescent rolls and the bake time will be reduced to 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Cheddar cheese can be used in place of the mozzarella, if desired.
  • This recipe is addictive and exploding with flavor. Think of this as a warm cheeseball basically.
  • Serve this with slices of bread, vegetables or crackers.
Crack Chicken Ball on plate with bread slice and chicken showing.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • crescent roll sheet
  • chicken
  • bacon
  • cream cheese
  • mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • ranch seasoning
  • pepper
  • salted butter
Ingredients Needed to make Crack Chicken Ball: crescent roll sheet, diced chicken, cooked bacon, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, ranch seasoning, butter and parsley.

HOW TO MAKE A CRACK CHICKEN BALL:

In a large bowl or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment add in the cream cheese, cheeses and seasonings, beat until combined fully.

Cream cheese, cheese and spice in stand mixer bowl.

Add in the bacon.

Bacon added to cream cheese, cheese and seasoning mixture.

Mix until everything is fully combined.

Crack Chicken mixture all mixed up in stand mixer bowl.

Shape the mixture into a bowl with your hands and place it in the center of the dough.

Ball of crack chicken on top of crescent dough.

Wrap the dough around the ball, then flip the ball so the seam side is down.

Crescent dough wrapped around chicken mixture.

Brush the dough all over with 1 tablespoon of melted butter and bake for 25 to 28 minutes at 350F degrees until the ball is golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with the remaining butter and garnish with parsley.

Crack Chicken Ball brushed with butter.

HOW TO STORE:

This needs to be refrigerated as it uses cheeses and chicken. The best way to store this is wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in an airtight container. It should keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat: place in the microwave until heated through, or on the lowest setting on your oven.

Hand holding a scoop of chicken out of Crack Chicken Ball.

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Crack Chicken Ball

A delicious chicken, bacon, ranch and cheese mixture all wrapped in crescent dough. This Crack Chicken Ball is an irresistible appetizer you can't stop eating!
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 crescent roll dough sheet
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 4 strips cooked bacon chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons ranch seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons melted salted butter, divided use
  • parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unroll the crescent dough sheet on the parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together all of the ingredients until fully combined.
  • Shape the mixture into a bowl with your hands and place it in the center of the dough.
  • Wrap the dough around the ball, then flip the ball so the seam side is down.
  • Brush the dough all over with 1 tablespoon of melted butter and bake for 25 to 28 minutes until the ball is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with the remaining butter and garnish with parsley.
  • Serve hot with toasted baguette, vegetables, crackers, and more!

Notes

  • A packet of ranch seasoning/dip mix is 8 teaspoons, this recipe only needs 6, otherwise it is a bit too salty. Packaged or homemade can be used.
  • Canned chicken can be used for this recipe. Just drain the chicken well.
  • You can use this mixture to make individual bombs, you’ll just need 2 packages of 8-count crescent rolls and the bake time will be reduced to 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Cheddar cheese can be used in place of the mozzarella, if desired.
  • This recipe is addictive and exploding with flavor. Think of this as a warm cheeseball basically.
  • Serve this with slices of bread, vegetables or crackers.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 514mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night, and the family loved it. There was enough left over so I’m going to cook up some noodles, and throw in some frozen veggies and make a nice chunky cream of chicken soup for lunch and maybe the rest for a quick bite tonight.
    This will be one of my go to meals when not sure what to have for dinner. I cooked it on high in 3.5 hours in my slow cooker.