Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Braid
Author: Nikki
This meal is SO easy and delicious! It will quickly become a new family favorite!
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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