What’s For Dinner? Chicken Broccoli Braid


Looking for a bargain meal at Publix this week?   We enjoyed this for dinner last night and it was much easier than I expected it to be . . . however when my engineer-hubby walked though the door he had to help me figure out how to braid the crescent dough (at least he thought he had to help me figure it out!) 🙂


Chicken Broccoli Braid
    1. 2 cups diced, cooked chicken meat B
    2. 1 cup fresh broccoli, chopped
    3. 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
    4. 1 clove crushed garlic
    5. 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    6. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    7. 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
    8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
    9. 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
    10. 1/4 cup diced onion
    11. 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls
    12. 1 egg white, beaten




  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Toss together first ten ingredients in bowl.
  3. Unroll crescent dough, and arrange on flat baking pan (you’ll have two rows of squares across and four rows of squares down – does that make sense at all?)
  4. Pinch together the perforations in the crescent rolls so that it’s one large rectangle.
  5. Keeping a three inch strip in the center, cut slits on the right and left side for your braid.
  6. Spread the chicken mixture down the center of the Pillsbury crescent rolls, then braid the dough over the chicken mixture.
  7. Whisk together egg white, and brush the braided dough with the egg white.
  8. Bake at 375 for 25-28 minutes, or until golden brown.

On the right half of the braid I only used chicken, broccoli and cheese for the picker eaters at our house!


Serve with .  .
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Recipe adapted from All Recipes.  Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for more bargain meal deals!  If you need a little more menu inspiration, check out the Recipe Index.  Join Passionate Penny Pincher on Facebook to keep up with all the meals & deals.

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  1. I can’t say that this recipe does not intimidate me… but we eat chicken broccoli every Sunday. This looks like a great substitute!

    • Anna – you can totally do this! (Trust me – I’m no fancy cook here!) Really, I didn’t stress too much over the braid – mixing up the stuff inside is easy, and as long as it cooks through you can’t mess up a Pillsbury Crescent Roll 🙂

  2. Hey! I made this tonight and the family loved it. I added cranraisins to it. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Help! I can’t print the recipe! It only prints a blank page. That would be soooo perfect for a picnic.

  4. Help! I can’t print the recipe. It will only print a blank page 🙁 It would be perfect for a picnic I plan on attending over the weekend.

  5. This looks delicious!!!! I must try!!!

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