Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove
Last night I went searching through my cookbooks to find something scrumptious to eat for dinner. I found exactly what I was looking for in a Pampered Chef cookbook. Since I haven’t posted any delicious recipes in a bit, it’s time to introduce you to the chicken and broccoli ring.
Special note: Pampered Chef cookbooks have a ton of their own ingredients and products in them that you would be required to buy if you followed the recipe exactly as it is published. Because I’m (sadly) not rich and can’t afford to buy those things, I changed the recipe to fit my needs. Here’s my rendition:
- 1 package (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls (I used the reduced fat kind)
- 1 cup coarsely chopped cooked chicken
- 3/4 cup coarsely chopped cooked broccoli
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used a little bit more)
- 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
- 2 teaspoons mayonnaise (I used cream cheese instead)
- 1 small clove garlic, pressed (throw this clove into the mix when you’re cooking the vegetables together)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent rolls; separate into eight triangles.
Step 2: Arrange triangles, slightly overlapping, in a circle on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Make sure the wide ends are 3 inches from the edge of the baking sheet. Roll wide ends of dough toward center to create a 3 inch opening. (If this sounds confusing, just look at the picture and follow that.)
Step 3: Combine chicken, broccoli, garlic, bell pepper, cheese, mayo (or cream cheese), and salt. Mix well.
Step 4: Scoop filling evenly over dough in a continuous circle. Bring points of triangles up over filling and tuck under dough at center for form a ring. (Don’t worry, the filling will show a little bit.)
Step 5: Lightly brush dough with egg white and sprinkle the whole ring with almonds. Bake it for 25-30 minutes or until deep golden brown.
When you eat this, you will not be disappointed! It’s like a cheese, chicken, and broccoli explosion.