Chicken & Broccoli Braid

This impressive braid is filled with chicken, crisp vegetables, and cheese. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chopped cooked chicken breasts (see Cook’'s Tip)
  • ½ cup (125 mL) diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup (125 mL) mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) All-Purpose Dill Mix
  • 1   garlic clove, pressed
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 2 pkgs (8 oz or 235 g each) refrigerated crescent dough
  • 1   egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) slivered almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F(190°C). Chop the chicken and broccoli using a Food Chopper, and place the mixture in a Classic Batter Bowl. Chop the bell pepper using a Utility Knife, and add to the Batter Bowl. Press garlic over the vegetable mixture using a Garlic Press.

  2. Shred the cheese using a Rotary Grater, and add it to the vegetable mixture; mix gently. Add mayonnaise, Dill Mix, and salt and then mix well using a Mix ‘N Scraper®.

  3. Unroll 1 package of crescent dough; do not separate. Arrange the longest sides of the dough across the width of a Rectangle Stone. Repeat with the remaining package of dough. Using a Baker’s Roller®, roll the dough to seal the perforations. On the longest sides of the Baking Stone, cut dough into strips 1½" wide and 3" deep using a Paring Knife. (There will be 6 inches in the center for the filling.)

  4. Spread the filling evenly over the middle of the dough. To braid, lift two opposite strips of dough up, twist once, then lay over filling so that the ends meet at the center. Lightly pinch the ends together. Continue alternating strips to form a braid. Tuck ends up to seal at end of braid.

  5. Brush the egg white over the dough using a Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush. Sprinkle the braid with almonds. Bake 25-28 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cut and serve using a Slice 'N Serve®.

Yield:

  • 10  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 360, Total Fat 24 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 40 mg, Carbohydrate 19 g, Protein 16 g, Sodium 530 mg, Fiber 1 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 low-fat meat, 3 fat (1 carb) 

Cook's Tips:

Substitute 1 teaspoon dried dill weed for All-Purpose Dill Mix, if desired.

Cook and chop 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves to get 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken.

It's best to keep crescent roll dough refrigerated until ready to use. Once the dough is warm, it becomes soft and sometimes sticky, making it difficult to work with.

When you're making pies and pizzas, you'll find our Baker's Roller® is easier to use than a traditional rolling pin. It's designed for one-handed use, and the compact rollers allow you to spread dough right on flat Baking Stones and in Bakers.

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