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6 servings
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Type:
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Chicken and Broccoli Braid

Beautiful braided crescent roll with chicken and broccoli.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pre-cook chicken in oven at 350 °F (175 °C) for 20 minutes. Dice chicken into cubes, should be 2-3 cups.
  2. Adjust oven to 375 °F (190 °C). In a large bowl, toss together chicken, broccoli, red bell pepper, garlic, mayonnaise, dill weed and salt.
  3. Unroll crescent roll dough, and arrange flat on a medium baking sheet. Pinch together perforations to form a single sheet of dough.
  4. Using a knife or scissors, cut 1" wide strips in towards the center, starting on the long sides. There should be a solid strip about 3" wide down the center, with the cut strips forming a fringe down each side.
  5. Spread the chicken mixture along the center strip. Spread cheese over the top of mixture (sharp cheddar cheese is also good).
  6. Fold the side strips over chicken mixture, alternating strips from each side. Pinch or twist to seal.
  7. Brush braided dough with the egg white, and press almond slivers gently into top of dough. Bake in the pre-heated oven 25 to 28 minutes, or until golden brown.
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This is one of my FAVORITE recipes. I have been making this for years!!! I don't put the peppers or the almonds in it, and I add an egg to help it stay together a bit. VERY GOOD though.
13 Sep 09 by member: imconcon
It sounds really good...but I am trying to not use any breads for at least my first 2 weeks. I'm a carb-aholic! I might try the recipe as a stuffed chicken breast.
21 Sep 09 by member: sfpaperboy
It's a lower fat version of the original recipe! When I make it I don't use the recipe and usually forget the cheese or use fat free cheddar and skip the egg white, salt, and almonds. one of the only ways I can get my kids to eat their much needed veggies!
26 Sep 09 by member: denise1277
This looks very good, but it is 22 weight watcher points for 1 serving. That is way more than I am willing to eat for 1 serving. Too bad
17 Jan 10 by member: Emma-Lee
Looks like the Chicken Bake they sell at Costco.
I used Whole Wheat Bread instead of the crescent rolls. It cam out not to bad. A little bland though.
26 Apr 10 by member: jhitchcock83
This recipe is great! I used it as a foundation for what I had in the fridge & built-on from there. I used spinach instead of broccoli & onions & basil instead of bell pepper & dill. I also used my own homemade sourdough that I make from scratch - it is less calories & better for you- you never get clogged-up- It turned out fantastic ! Now I have something Lovely to make with my sourdough instead of just the same old rolls & bread. Thank You !!!
15 Aug 10 by member: The First Nova
I loved this recipe! And whats even better, so did my husband! I was out of peppers, so I used some red onion instead. It tasted almost like chicken salad...one of my favorites! and the dough was quite buttery and rich tasting.
25 Mar 11 by member: BekkaL85
Very, very good. Thank you for sharing. I opted out on the salt, egg white, and almonds,garlic, and mayo. But, I did use cream of mushroom instead. Yummy, Thank you again. We will be having lunches for the next few days :)
13 Mar 12 by member: Gina la latina
So delicious! Next time, I'll be adding chopped onions & celery. I might try celery salt, garlic &/or basil as well. Substituting the mayo with cream of mushroom sounds good too. Oh the possibilities...
07 Jun 12 by member: hipppiegirl
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Nutrition summary:

There are 443 calories in 1 serving of Chicken and Broccoli Braid.
Calorie break-down: 45% fat, 32% carbs, 23% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 204
Calories 443
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 22.63g 35%
  Saturated Fat 8.013g 40%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.571g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 4.229g  
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 913mg 38%
Potassium 282mg  
Total Carbohydrate 35.79g 12%
  Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
  Sugars 6.24g  
Protein 26.84g  
 
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 64%
Calcium 2% Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
22%
of RDI*
(443 calories)
22% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (32%)
 
Fat (45%)
 
Protein (23%)
Carbohydrates, 35.79g (32%) Fat, 22.63g (45%) Protein, 26.84g (23%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories


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