BBQ Chicken Rollups

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Shredded chicken, barbecue sauce and Colby-Jack cheese are rolled up in pizza dough then baked to perfection. These BBQ Chicken Rollups would make for a yummy dinner or appetizer!

Chicken Rollups

The other night I was getting ready to make our fave BBQ Chicken Pizza for dinner when I realized I was out of yeast. So there went the plans of making our homemade pizza dough. Luckily, I had a tube of crescent rolls sitting in the fridge, so I created these BBQ Chicken Rollups instead!

Cooked, shredded chicken slathered in barbecue sauce then rolled up in pizza dough. They are amazing! I added some Colby-jack cheese and cilantro for added flavor. It was a good decision on my part. They turned out so so good! I can only imagine how much more delicious they’ll be when I use my homemade pizza dough next time. 🙂

Chicken Rollups

BBQ Chicken Rollups

Delicious BBQ chicken and cheese rolled up in pizza dough then baked to perfection. These rollups make for a yummy dinner or appetizer!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly


  • 1/2 pound cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's is our favorite)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls or crescent sheet (or can use a half pound (8 ounces) pizza dough
  • 1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro optional


  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
  • Place cooked, shredded chicken in a medium bowl. Add barbecue sauce and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Unroll crescent dough from tube. Place dough on wax or parchment paper. Roll out into a 12×15 inch rectangle. Place shredded chicken evenly over dough. Top chicken evenly with shredded cheese. Roll up tightly, like you would a cinnamon roll. Rolling up from longer end.
  • Cut roll into 12 equal pieces. Place in the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake rolls, uncovered, for 22 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown and dough is cooked through. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with chopped, fresh cilantro, if desired.



Barbecue Chicken Rollups

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6 thoughts on “BBQ Chicken Rollups

  1. This recipe sounds so good! Kind of a silly question, but…you say to use cooked chicken. What’s the best/fastest way to cook chicken breasts for a recipe like this?

    1. Mandy, not a silly question at all! The fastest, easiest way would be to use a cooked rotisserie chicken you can get at most grocery stores, and shred up some chicken from that! Or I like to bake 2 chicken breasts in the oven at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes and then shred those. 🙂

    2. A friend once taught me that you can stick chicken breasts (nothing else, just some salt and pepper if you want!) in the crock pot on HIGH for 3-4 hours. They are perfectly soft and moist every time! Then a quick way to shred the chicken is to throw it in a KitchenAid mixer with the paddle attachment for 20-30 seconds. It comes out just the same as if you just spent 15 minutes pulling it with forks!

  2. Love this recipe & love Holly and the Lofthouse blog! I’ve made this recipe several times, it’s a real crowd-pleaser. I use a supermarket rottiserie chicken and decent quality pizza dough from the deli section of the supermarket, and add a little chopped red onion to the chicken / barbecue combo. It’s become a family favorite. Thank You, Holly!

  3. Do you think I could prepare this in the morning and it keep in I fridge until baking in the evening?

    1. Sorry Beth, just now seeing your comment. I would recommend making these as soon as you’re ready to bake them. I don’t know how the dough would handle being in the fridge all day. If you do try it, please let me know how it turned out. Thanks!

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