Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Braid

Tried another recipe from, you guessed it, Pinterest. Yet again, we were not let down. This time, it was a Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Braid by Cat from Food Family Finds.

Just like the Baked Chicken Cheese Filled Rolls we tried a few nights ago, this recipe also uses crescent rolls. This one is even easier than that one. It does call for fresh rosemary to be sprinkled on top of the braid. It seems as if I almost always don't have one ingredient and tend to just try recipes anyway, as long as I know it isn't a completely necessary ingredient. Also, the original linked recipe above is double the recipe below.

1 can crescent rolls 
1 cup chicken chunks, cooked
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cups broccoli, steamed and chopped
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 egg yolk (approximately)
fresh rosemary
Preheat oven to 375 degree. On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, spread can of crescents length wise to form a long rectangle. Press each of the seams to form a single layer of dough.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, cheese, broccoli and mayonnaise. Spread mixture over the center of the croissant dough evenly to create a log. 

Using a sharp knife, cut horizontal strips 1 inch apart down each side of the crescent dough. Fold the dough strips over the top of the chicken mixture, alternating left and right to create a braid.
Brush the top of the braid with a beaten egg yolk and sprinkle fresh rosemary on top.
Bake for 26 – 28 minutes until golden brown. (If you use this recipe doubled to what the original post calls for, the bake time is 28-30 minutes.)

Halved recipe shared here serves 4.

Have you already thought what my sister and I voiced almost in sync while enjoying this for dinner? Yes, we thought bacon should most definitely be added to this recipe next go around.


  1. That looks so delish. I love the combination of those flavors. Thanks for sharing this. I will try it.

  2. YUM!
    Definitely going to make this soon!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. This was super easy and so yummy! Thanks!

  4. Hi there!! I tried your recipe using jalapeno jack cheese. I also added crumbled bacon, less than a 1/4 cup. I did not add the rosemary or the egg. My husband loved it!

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks, Ashley! It is delicious. I hope you get to try it!

  6. Oh my word! Can't wait to try this! Just started following you here and on Twitter (

  7. Im making this for dinner tonight... I think my kids will LOVE it... and me too!!

    1. Happy to hear it! I bet you all will love it! :) Take care.


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