Close up of cheesy chicken and spinach stromboli ring from the side with a white ramekin of marinara sauce in the center on a bamboo cutting board over a white and grey marble surface (with logo overlay)

Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Stromboli Ring

Bake a gorgeous stromboli ring filled with a delicious combination of cheeses, chicken, and spinach that’s sure to impress your guests!

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I saw a stromboli recipe in a Cooking Light magazine a couple of weeks ago and it looked way too delicious not to try it out. I had never made anything like Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Stromboli Ring before. Even though it didn’t look perfect, it tasted delicious! 

We made this for dinner, but it would also be great as an appetizer or for a party. When I first cooked it, we ate it just how it was. When I ate the leftovers the next day, I dipped it in some marinara sauce and it was even better. Of course, I love marinara sauce, so I may be a bit biased.

The first two times I made this, I used homemade pizza dough and did a braid. It looked nice to start with but didn’t work well in the end. I’ve done braided dough with homemade hot pockets before. But since those stay straight it works. Trying to make this into a ring wasn’t easy. And I really liked the idea of a ring for something different. 

After two failed attempts, I decided to try using crescent rolls. I’ve seen many videos using this method. Well, there’s a reason. It is easy and looks good in the end! I would definitely recommend using the crescent rolls. 

While I used shredded chicken breast, you can also use pulled rotisserie chicken for this recipe.

Chicken and Spinach Stromboli Ring Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 5 oz spinach (chopped)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/8 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp garlic salt
  • 6 oz chicken breast (shredded)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce

Preparation

Start by preheating the oven to 350F. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with a bit of oil. Add the minced garlic and spinach to the pan. Cook until the spinach has wilted.

Skillet with wilted spinach and garlic over a white and grey marble surface

While the spinach cooks, determine the size you want your stromboli ring to be. I like to use a small bowl and place it in the center of a piece of parchment paper. Use this as a guide to lay out your crescent rolls. The long side should almost be touching the bowl. Make the ends overlap all the way around with two layers until you form your crescent ring.

Small white ramekin surrounded by crescent rolls laid out in a star shape on a piece of parchment paper over a white and grey marble surface

In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. Then add the spinach and shredded chicken to the cheese mixture. Sprinkle with pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt.

Stainless steel bowl with chicken and spinach mixture with a spoon in the bowl next to crescent roll triangles all on a white and grey marble surface

Spread the cheese and chicken mixture around the widest part of the crescent roll ring.

Crescent rolls laid out in a star shape on a piece of parchment paper with chicken and spinach mixture on the inside over a white and grey marble surface

Carefully fold the crescent triangles over the cheese and chicken mixture. Tuck them under the ring as you go making sure you use your fingers to pinch seams as you go. 

Crescent roll triangles folded over the chicken and spinach mixture to form a ring on a piece of parchment paper over a white and grey marble surface

Bake for about 18-20 minutes. The top of the stromboli ring should get a golden brown color. Once they are cooked, remove from the oven. Fill your small bowl with marinara sauce to dip and place it in the center of the ring for serving. Use a sharp knife to cut the stromboli ring into pieces. 

Close up of cheesy chicken and spinach stromboli ring from the side with a white ramekin of marinara sauce in the center on a bamboo cutting board over a white and grey marble surface (vertical)

Chicken and Spinach Stromboli Ring Leftovers

Storage: Leftover stromboli ring can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Reheating: The best way to reheat a piece of the stromboli ring is in an oven or toaster oven. You can also microwave but the crescent roll will start to get very soft if you do.

Recipe

Originally Published On: November 15, 2017

Last Updated On: September 13, 2023

Close up of cheesy chicken and spinach stromboli ring from the side with a white ramekin of marinara sauce in the center on a bamboo cutting board over a white and grey marble surface

Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Stromboli Ring

Bake a gorgeous stromboli ring filled with a delicious combination of cheeses, chicken, and spinach that’s sure to impress your guests!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course:
Appetizer
|
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
cheese
|
chicken
|
dough
|
spinach
Servings: 16 pieces
4.72 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 5 oz spinach (chopped)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/8 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 6 oz chicken breast (shredded)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat with a bit of oil
  • Add the minced garlic and spinach to the pan, cooking until the spinach has wilted
  • Place a small dipping bowl in the center of a piece of parchment paper and use this as a guide to lay out your crescent rolls with the large sides almost touching the bowl (the ends overlap all the way around with two layers)
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese
  • Then add the spinach and shredded chicken to the cheese mixture
  • Sprinkle with pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt
  • Spread the cheese and chicken mixture around the widest part of the crescent roll ring
  • Carefully fold the crescent triangles over the cheese and chicken mixture and tuck them under the ring as you go
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes, until the crescent rolls get a golden brown color
  • Fill your small bowl with marinara sauce to dip and place it in the center of the ring for serving
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Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Stromboli Ring
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 337mg14%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 984IU20%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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48 thoughts on “Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Stromboli Ring”

  1. 5 stars
    It looks like it would be difficult to make, but reading it I can see that I would be able to make this for my family. They would love something so different looking and tasty.

    1. Stephanie, I will make this, and I will tag you. This is the perfect dish for my book club meeting on Monday. Thanks for sharing.

      1. Oh, this would be great for book club! My dairy-free friend is in my book club, so I can’t make it for mine, but it would be such an easy one to make and share.

  2. I’ve made a similar twist w/spaghetti inside and couldn’t believe it! Makes me want to try again this looks incredible

  3. 4 stars
    Wow!! This is such a perfect recipe for our family gathering. I will definitely try to make this cheesy chicken spinach stromboli ring recipe. I am pretty sure that my family will love this so much. Glad you share this.

  4. Oh wow, this looks so good! I love anything with a dip. This is so perfect for parties or weeknight when I don’t want to do a lot of dishes. Lol.

  5. Omg this Stromboli ring looks absolutely delicious!! Way to make me hungry super early in the am. So need to make one for dinner

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