Recipe by Kelly Grimes
"Beautiful braided crescent roll with chicken and broccoli."
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diced, cooked chicken meat
fresh broccoli, chopped
red bell pepper, chopped
shredded Cheddar cheese
dried dill weed
2 (8 ounce) packages
refrigerated crescent rolls
egg white, beaten
This is always a favorite with my husband. I have made this many times, using a variety of vegetables each time. I use more cheese than is called for, and slightly less mayo (just enough to keep the mixture moist). I also use less dill, and sprinkle basil over the top before baking. I would suggest steaming the broccoli to "crisp tender", and lightly frying the onion and garlic. Otherwise, the vegetables do not cook through during baking, and the onion especially can be a bit strong. All in all, this is a fantastic recipe that lends itself to variety, and is easy to prepare.
I really tried...it was so beautiful, BUT...I've made it twice. The first time, even though I checked it ten minutes early, it was burnt. The second time, I set timer EXTRA early. Looked beautiful, but lacked flavor. My kids are a bit picky, but even I and hubby were having trouble finishing our portion. Most ended in the can, sad but true. Thanks for recipe, but I could not make this work without TOTALLY rewriting it...
This recipe was awesome! I made a boo-boo tho and didn't form the braid on the pan so I kinda screwed it up as I had to transfer it to the pan and it got a bit messed up in the process.
I substitued some of the ingredients to what I had on hand. I used green pepper instead of red, Italian seasoning instead of dill weed and mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar. Everything else I kept the same including the almonds (which I couldnt seem taste by the way). I thought it was great & so did my hubby. I will be making this again!
I knew how to make the braid from a previous recipe long ago so I thought I would draw a diagram (forgive my paintshop skills!) for those of you having problems. It can be found at:
The first time I made this the center dough was not cooked completely. Second time I made it I really streched it out and it turned out perfect. Just the right amount of ingredients for every bite! It looks so fancy when the top is golden brown, your guests will be impressed.
This is a favorite in our house - my boyfriend never can seem to get enough. Instead of dried dill, I use 2TBSP of FRESH dill - this makes a big difference, I believe. I also like to use PIZZA DOUGH instead of the rolls - those just never seemed appealing to me. I cook the chicken in a pan on the stove with a little extra virgin olive oil, the broccoli, the garlic, and the onion. I always add celery and carrot to this dish, and sometimes some green onion. I also sprinkle sesame seeds on top before baking it. This is an easy recipe that always yields excellent results.
I have been making this for years and so glad I found the recipe on here too!! A few changes that I do: steam broccoli before, I like to season and boil my chicken to cook it although we have grilled it before and it comes out just as yummy, use 1 red bell pepper and 1 green bell pepper, omit the onion, and we usually use the whole package of sliced/slivered almonds (they give the dish the best crunch)!!
Definitely my favorite recipe of all times!
Update: My husband and I make this at least once a month! We ALWAYS have trouble cooking this (the top/middle of the crescent rolls never get done as quickly as the sides do)...so we use some foil to cover the sides so that everything cooks evenly...it usually takes close to an hour (covered and uncovered to cook completely. We have tried cooking on a baking stone and also a cookie sheet...either works just fine. We use 1/2 teaspoon of dill and sharp cheddar cheese. Love this!
My family loved this recipe. I followed it exactly, except for the dill and the dough directons. I reduced the amount to 1/2 tsp. I like dill, but not love it! And for the braid, I cut the strips AFTER I placed the chicen on the dough, not before, as directed in the recipe. See my photo with the recipe too!
I made mine into a wreath using 1 package of Grands crescent rolls. I felt the recipe called for Way too much dill. I used only 1/2 teaspoon and was just right. Next time I will slightly cook the broccoli first. I don't like it so crunchy. This makes a beautiful looking dish to impress guests.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken and Broccoli Braid
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 326
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