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Cheesy Chicken Crescent Roll Bake (Chicken Harris)

What's my favorite food? Chicken Harris (a.k.a. Cheesy Chicken Crescent Roll Bake) -- a creamy cheesy chicken sauce over rice and topped with crescent rolls.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese
Servings: 8
Calories: 604kcal
Author: Clean Fingers Laynie


Chicken Harris Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts (about 2 breasts, Diced into 1/2" pieces)
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic (optional)
  • 2 10.5 oz Cream of Chicken, Canned
  • 1 1/2 cups Sour Cream
  • 3 cups Cheddar or Colby Jack Cheese Grated (about 9-12 oz ungrated)
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt Plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper Plus more to taste
  • 8 or 16 count Crescent Rolls

Rice Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Uncooked
  • 1 cube Chicken Bouillon
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Once oil is shimmering, add chicken, garlic (if using), and salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp each).
  • Cook chicken until browned and no longer pink (about 6-8 minutes).
  • To a 9" x 13" baking dish, add chicken, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, milk, and additional salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp). Stir until mixture is fully combined.
  • Add grated cheese and mix until cheese is distributed throughout the sauce.
  • Open crescent rolls, and roll into crescent roll shape. Evenly distribute rolls on top of the sauce mixture.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until the tops of the crescent rolls are golden brown. Remove pan from the oven. Using a fork, flip the crescent rolls. Then, continue to bake the mixture for an additional 20-25 minutes until tops of the crescent rolls are browned and edges of sauce is bubbling.

Rice Preparation

  • While the sauce is cooking, add 4 cups water, 1 tsp of salt, and chicken bouillon to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  • Add rice to pot and stir to prevent rice from sticking to bottom of pot.
  • Cook rice for 15-18 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until rice is fully cooked and just barely has a slight bite to it.
  • Drain rice in a colander.


  • Top rice with sauce and crescent rolls, and enjoy!


Estimated Nutrition, Per Serving: Fat 31 g, Carbohydrate 50 g, Dietary Fiberg, Protein 34 g, Sodium 1587 mg