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 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 a 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.

Step by Step

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.

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 large side should almost be touching the bowl. Make the ends overlap all the way around with two layers.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. Then add the spinach and shredded chicken to the cheese mixture. Sprinkle with pepper.

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. Tuck them under the ring as you go.

Bake for about 18-20 minutes. The crescent rolls 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.

Recipe

Originally Published On: November 15, 2017

Last Updated On: January 2, 2020

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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!
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, chicken, dough, spinach
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 157kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

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
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 6 oz chicken 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 and mozzarella cheeses
  • Then add the spinach and shredded chicken to the cheese mixture
  • Sprinkle with pepper
  • 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

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 984IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg

View Comments (48)

  • This looks delicious! I've never tried to make something like this before but you sure do make it look easy!

  • 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.

  • This looks delicious and the perfect thing to serve as an appetizer when serving cocktails. I will be making this soon.

    • 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.

      • 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.

  • i have never tried making a stromboli ring. It does look delicious though. I can imagine how good it tastes when the pastry all puffs up like that. Just delicious.

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

  • Oh this looks so delicious! I have not yet tried this so i will definitely give this a try for this week.

    • I hope you enjoy it! The recipe is much easier to make than it looks, but then it looks impressive when it's done!

  • and a great recipe for the cold weather that we are supposed to be getting next week (I live in NYC :D )

  • 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.

    • No you wouldn’t necessarily have to. It’s just easy if you’re making it as an appetizer. Just make sure to put some ventilation holes in if you cover the entire thing when baking.

  • Wow, that looks amazing! My family would all love it I'm sure. And it would be a great dish to make for a party too...

    • I have made it both as a family dinner and for a Christmas party a few years ago and it was a hit for both!

  • I'm literally sitting at work right now with my mouth watering! I've never thought to make stromboli with chicken!

    • This was the first time I had actually made it, but had tried a calzone with chicken and spinach before so I figured it would work well for this, too!

  • This recipe looks healthy and perfect for family dinner. I feel hungry when I saw this as of the moment! I love chicken recipes.

    • We really enjoyed this one as a family. And having something to dip it in always makes the kids happy :)

    • We first made it for a neighborhood Christmas party, and it was a great warm food that was eaten more as an appetizer. Everyone loved it!

  • This looks amazing! I love that it is simple to make and you showed all of the steps...my kids will love it!!

  • 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.

    • I love anything that you can dip, too. I also hate doing dishes, so try for as few as possible during the week!

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

    • Hah, happens to me all the time when I am working on content! This is delicious and I would totally eat the leftovers cold in the morning ;)

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