I saw this on Pinterest, and knew I had to try it. And yes, it’s as good as it looks. (Actually, I’m eating the last leftover piece right now as I type this post.)
Even better? It’s easier to make than it looks!I also got to use broccoli from the garden..frugal bonus!
The only problem I had was with the crescent roll dough. I learned that when it’s extremely humid, dough is extremely sticky. I also didn’t realize at first that I was supposed to connect the two rolls of dough side by side, not end to end. (Unless you want a really long, skinny dish that doesn’t fit on a cookie sheet.) I also spent about 5 full minutes looking at our spices, trying to find rosemary, then trying to decide what might make a good alternative, then deciding to omit it altogether. Then, as I was walking out of the kitchen after putting the meal in the oven, I realized that I hadn’t brushed the beaten egg yolk on, so I had to remove it from the oven to do that!
Here are the recipe instructions from 3kidsandus.com, where the recipe is found. If you click on the link to go to their site, you can print it off in recipe card form!
- 2 cans Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls
- 2 cups chicken chunks, cooked
- 2 cups cheddar cheese
- 2 cups broccoli, frozen, steamed and chopped
- 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 egg yolk
- fresh rosemary
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, spread both cans 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 28 – 30 minutes until golden brown.
Enjoy! I am! (Takes a nice cheesy bite…yummm.)