Fancy dinners don't have to be difficult to make!
Take this very pretty "Braid" for instance...it's totally "Semi-Homemade".
2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
1 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, pressed
4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or your favorite shredded cheese but go with one that has good flavor)
1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise
1 1 1/2 teaspoons of your favorite seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 packages (8 oz each) reduced fat refrigerated crescent rolls
1 egg white, lightly beaten
Optional: 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine chicken, broccoli, and bell pepper in mixing bowl. Add pressed garlic and shredded cheese and mix. Add mayonnaise, seasoning, and salt then mix well.
Unroll crescent rolls but do not separate. Place both packages of rolls on a baking stone or cookie sheet end to end. Press ends together to form one long sheet of dough. Press all seams together so filling will not leak out. Along outer side of dough, along each of two opposite sides, cut 2 inch strips from end toward center. This will look like fringe along the two longer sides of the dough.
Add filling down the center between the strips. Using an ice cream scooper works really well. To braid, lift strips of dough, one at a time, across mixture to meet in center, twisting each strip one turn. Continue alternating strips to form a braid. Tuck ends up to seal at end of braid. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle with almonds.
Bake 25-28 minutes or until deep golden brown. Makes about 10 servings.
Enjoy! You can totally change it up by using turkey or other meats...or, go just veggies!!