Chicken and Broccoli Braid

Yet another quick easy dinner idea for left over cooked chicken, which I always have frozen.  I love the look of this braid and it was loaded with flavor and very filling.  Serve with a side of cranberry sauce for a complete meal.

Yet another quick easy dinner idea for left over cooked chicken, which I always have frozen. I love the look of this braid and it was loaded with flavor and very filling. Serve with a side of cranberry sauce for a complete meal.

Chicken and Broccoli Braid

6 Servings - Serving Size: 1 Slice

Chicken and Broccoli Braid

Yet another quick easy dinner idea for left over cooked chicken, which I always have frozen. I love the look of this braid and it was loaded with flavor and very filling. Serve with a side of cranberry sauce for a complete meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 can crescent roll dough or crescent rolls
  • 1 cup cook boneless, skinless chicken breast roughly chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Prepare broccoli according to package instructions, drain.
  3. Beat the egg yolk in a small bowl, set aside.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Unroll crescent dough onto the middle of the paper.
  6. If using rolls instead of just dough, lightly pinch the seams together.
  7. Using a paring knife, cut horizontal strips 1 inch apart down each side of the crescent dough.
  8. In a large bowl, combine chicken, cheese, broccoli, mayonnaise and dried rosemary.
  9. Spread the mixture down the middle of the dough in a mound.
  10. Sprinkle lightly with black pepper if desired.
  11. Fold each strip of dough over the chicken mixture alternating from each side to form a braid.
  12. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the entire braid with the beaten egg yolk.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  14. Cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes.
  15. Cut into serving size pieces.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Food Family Finds

http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2014/02/14/chicken-and-broccoli-braid/

Comments: 4

  1. jen December 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm Reply

    Do you think you could freeze this recipe?

    • The Hungry Hoarder January 6, 2015 at 9:53 am Reply

      Hi Jen, if you wanted to attempt to freeze this, I would make sure that you baked it first. I would be reluctant to freeze the dough raw as crescent dough is pretty delicate.

  2. Sharon April 7, 2014 at 9:49 pm Reply

    In Australia, we don’t have crescent roll dough, … do you think puff pastry sheets would be okay to use instead ?

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