Chicken Broccoli Braid – crescent dough filled with a delicious mixture of chicken, broccoli, mayo and spices, all braided up into a fun braid. An easy dinner idea the whole family will love!
I am the queen of procrastinating.
If it’s going to cause me pain, hardship, money, or make my brain hurt – I put it off at all costs. Taxes totally fit into that category. OMG. I hate taxes!!
I haven’t been the most (ahem) organized person/blogger this last year, so pulling everything together, going through receipts, bank statements, etc just about killed me. Are you done with your taxes?
I’m also going to be out of town the next two weekends for blog events, which is so much fun but so much planning. With four kids in school, sports, etc., it’s obvious that it would take some time to plan.
But ask me what I did today. Go ahead, ask! I developed recipes! Anything fun that will take my mind off the important task at hand is what I’m doing!
I really do have a problem. 😉
Let’s not forget the dreaded 6pm “what’s for dinner, mom?” question. I’ve usually procrastinated that one too. Are you a dinner procrastinator?
If you are, I have the best recipe for you. This Chicken Broccoli Braid is so easy and looks like you spent forever on it. In fact, my husband took one look at it and said, “wow babe, that looks complicated.” I was like, “oh yeah, it totally was…can you do the dishes while I rest from my complicated masterpiece?”
I totally fooled him. 😉
But in reality, it’s easy and totally delicious. You can’t go wrong with chicken, broccoli, mayo and crescent rolls, am I right?! This Chicken Broccoli Braid will look and taste like a fancy dinner, without taking hardly any time and effort.
My boys gobbled this right up. No leftovers. That’s just the way I like it. After all, procrastinators hate dishes.
Chicken Broccoli Braid
- 2 containers Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- 2 cups cooked chicken breasts chopped or shredded
- 1 cup cooked broccoli
- 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese
- 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. italian seasoning
- 1 egg white beaten
- slivered almonds
- Preheat oven to 375ºF. Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine chicken, broccoli, cheese, mayo, salt, garlic powder and italian seasoning in a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Spread out the two packages of crescent rolls on the parchment paper, putting one on top and one on the bottom to make a rectangle shape. Press the edges together to seal, smoothing out as best as you can.
- Spoon chicken and broccoli mixture down the middle of the rectangle.
- Cut horizontally across the crescent rolls in 1 inch strips and braid over filling, left side and then right, repeating until reaching the bottom. (See picture steps above)
- Brush top with egg white and sprinkle with slivered almonds. Bake in preheated oven for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown and heated through.
- Using a pizza cutter, cut into strips and serve. Enjoy!
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Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
This looks so good and easy! I am terrible at procrastinating at times, too. The other night my husband was getting ready for his night shift and was wondering where dinner/lunch was…. Sometimes days get a little hectic!
Kate @ Diethood says
My favorite poultry paired with my favorite veggie!! MAKING THIS ASAP!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Haha, my problem is I develop recipes all day and then have no energy for supper! You’d think we’d end up with lots to eat, but that’s not always the case! Looks like I’m going to need this idea! Pinned 🙂
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says
That braid looks amazing, and I love how easy it is! Definitely looks more time consuming and complicated than it is!
Heather | girlichef says
I’m a total dinner procrastinator – this MUST go into my repertoire, I know it’s one that will make everybody happy!
Sara Zenner says
Jen, dinners KILL me sometimes! This braid looks AMAZING and I definitely need to try it! Pinning!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Taxes. Ugh. I totally feel your pain. The good news is that tax day is made delicious with this chicken broccoli braid. This baby looks delicious!
Jasline (Foodie Baker) says
When you say tax day, it made me realise I have my own income tax that I need to pay… and I think it’s due soon. xD
Your chicken broccoli braid looks so cheesy, gooey and so delicious!
heather @french press says
total procrastinator here – especially when it comes to dinner – but I love a meal that looks fancy but is SO easy to amke!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
This looks and sounds amazing! I hope the hubs did your dishes of course!
Oh YUM! This has to go on my menu for next week!! 😉
Becky | The Cookie Rookie says
WOW! I would have never thought to make something like this! This looks absolutely delicious!
Thanks Becky!! xo!
This looks delicious and it would be a great appetizer as well, can’t wait to try it.
Yes! Perfect for dinner or to serve as an appetizer. 🙂
This looks great! My husband would turn up his nose as he doesn’t like things with veggies in them, apparently the veggies need to be separate. But I think it looks delicious! Only problem is I live in Australia, and we (don’t know why, it really annoys me) don’t get dough in a can like you do 🙁 what kind of pastry would this work with? We do get frozen sheets of puff pastry and shortcrust pastry, would either of those work?
Hi Jessica! I’m not sure what shortcrust pastry is, but possibly puff pastry would work! It might have a different flaky texture on the outside, but I bet it would hold together nicely. That’s too bad you don’t have crescent rolls in Australia. 🙁 Let me know what you decide to do!
This recipe is so easy and delicious! It is good for any night or a party. Everyone I have served it to has loved it.
I’m so glad you liked it, Susan! It’s great for an appetizer but also lunch or dinner, right? Thanks for the comment!