Monday, September 26, 2011

Chicken Broccoli Braid

I made this when I hosted book club and for Heather's shower and got lots of requests for the recipe. It is my all time favorite dish. The key is to chop up the chicken, peppers and broccoli into super tiny pieces which is pretty time consuming but it's worth it! Call me if you have questions because it can be a bit confusing.

Chicken & Broccoli Braid
1 cup (250 mL) chopped broccoli florets
2 cups (500 mL) chopped cooked chicken breasts (see Cook’s Tip)
1/2 cup (125 mL) diced red bell pepper
1 cup (250 mL) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup (125 mL) mayonnaise
1 garlic clove, pressed

2 tsp (10 mL) All-Purpose Dill Mix
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
2 pkg (8 oz or 235 g) refrigerated crescent dough
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 tbsp (30 mL) slivered almonds


1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Combine broccoli, chicken, bell pepper, cheese, mayonnaise, dill mix, pressed garlic and salt in Bowl; mix well.

2. Unroll one package of the crescent dough; do not separate. Arrange longest sides of dough across width of Rectangle Stone. Repeat with remaining package of dough. roll, pinch or press dough to seal perforations. Cut dough into strips 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) apart, 3 in. (7.5 cm) deep. (There will be about 6 in. in the center for the filling.)

3. Spread filling evenly over center of dough. To braid, lift dough strips across filling to meet in center, twisting each strip one turn. Continue alternating strips to form a braid. Tuck ends up to seal at end of braid. Brush egg white over dough. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake 25-28 minutes or until deep golden brown
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: If desired, 1 tsp (5 mL) dried dill weed can be substituted for the All-Purpose Dill Mix.

1 comment:

mccall said...

i seriously loved this. i can't wait to make it!