Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Braid

Sometimes I feel like I live in my minivan, taking my kids from one of their schools, activities, extra circulars to the next. Dinner needs to be quick and easy most days as I am not home for most of it to put it together. Thats one of the huge reasons why I LOVE this dinner recipe!

Cheese is one of those foods I just can’t get enough of. The cheesier something is, the better in my opinion. Are we on the same page with that statement? ;) My kids and hubby feel the same way as I do which is why I knew they would go crazy for this meal.

This Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Braid is one of my go to recipes when I am in a crunch for time. It comes together quickly, the flavor is wonderful and each member of my family loves it! It is a win for all!

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Braid... this dinner is so easy and SO yummy! It will quickly become a new family favorite!

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Braid
This meal is SO easy and delicious! It will quickly become a new family favorite!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cheese Sauce
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups grated cheddar cheese
Remaining Ingredients
  • 2 loaves thawed Rhodes bread dough (you can also use your favorite bread dough recipe)
  • 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken, salted to taste
  • 1⅓ cups cooked and chopped broccoli, salted to taste
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten with a fork
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
Cheese Sauce
  1. Melt butter in saucepan. Add flour and stir for 1 min. to make a roux. Add milk and salt. Stir until thickened. Take off the stove and then stir in the cheese.
Braid Assembly
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Roll dough one loaf at a time into a 14" by 12" rectangle.
  3. In the center of the rectangle going lengthwise place 1 cup of chicken, ⅔ cup broccoli, half of the cheese sauce and spinkle an additional ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese over the top. Fold over the top and bottom of the rectangle and with a pizza cutter make 10 slits on both sides of the dough rectangle. Alternate folding the strips over each other to create a braid effect.
  4. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 18 to 20 minutes.


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  1. Lisa Perry

    Do you roll both loaves into one 14x12 rectangle?

  2. Rena

    I followed this recipe to the T but my bread on the underside was still doughy. How can I remedy this?

  3. Lynette

    I'm making this tonight, and my 3 year old is excited. I have left over ham from the other night, so I will do that instead of chicken and just salt to taste as ham is salty. :) I have done it with the chicken before and it's so yummy!