Chicken Broccoli Braid

by Tammy

in Chicken, Main meals, The Christmas Kitchen

Chicken Broccoli Braid

 

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This is one fantastic easy meal that is delicious and perfect paired with our Autumn Salad.

I use rotisserie chicken from Costco and organic frozen broccoli. I like the change up the cheese from time to time, but my favorite is always one with a bit of spice. Delicious the next day. Instead of Original Crescent Rolls I use the Crescent “sheets”. You can find them at Target. Saves the pinching together of the seams. You can really add any veggie to this. I had some red peppers from the garden so I added them for color. Here I am cooking with my dear friend Kathleen Molway in NH. I adore her. She asked for personal cooking classes.  She and her darling husband Bob drove us all over Maine. We had such a wonderful time!!

Ingredients

  • 2 cans Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls
  • 2 cups chicken chunks, cooked
  • 2 cups pepper jack cheese
  • 2 cups broccoli, frozen thawed
  • one small can green chilies
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 egg yolk
  • fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

  2. On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, spread both cans of crescents length wise to form a long rectangle.

  3. Press each of the seams to form a single layer of dough.

  4. In a large bowl, combine chicken, cheese, chilies, chopped onion and mayonnaise.kathleen and broc braid

  5. Spread mixture over the center of the croissant dough evenly to create a log.

  6.  Add Broccoli down the center. It looks like we were cooking for an army! She was so happy to freeze one!broc

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  7. Using a sharp knife, cut horizontal strips 1 inch apart down each side of the crescent dough.

  8. Fold the dough strips over the top of the chicken mixture, alternating left and right to create a braid.

  9. Brush the top of the braid with a beaten egg yolk and sprinkle fresh rosemary on top.

  10. Bake for 28 – 30 minutes until golden brown.

 

Chicken Broc Braid

Kathleen and me

Now on to another dish, Spicy Sausage Pasta!

 For more wonderful holiday recipes ck out My cookbook The Christmas Kitchen!

 

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The Heart of the Home 

Even in today’s busy times, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Author Tammy Maltby believes the true meaning of Christmas is realized when families gather to share activities that make Christmas “the most wonderful time of the year.” More than any other holiday, Christmas is when family and friends gather for a cup of hot chocolate, fresh-baked cookies, and lots of laughter.

Look inside this holiday treasure for:

– Easy-to-do holiday recipes

– Hints for new traditions

– Personal gift ideas

– Kid-friendly activities

– Simple decorating tips

The Christmas Kitchen is more than a recipe book, it’s a book designed to help you enjoy the holiday season, not be burdened by it. Take a few minutes each day to browse these pages for the help you’ve been looking for.

Merry Christmas and may your kitchen be filled, first, with the sweet aroma of love, and then with the spices of the season.

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