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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Delicious Chicken/Cranberry Braid

Ohhh...This is sooo good!!! My daughter
gave me this wonderful recipe for a

I changed the original recipe from Turkey
to Chicken.. Ham would work, too. The
flavors are sooo incredible...the Swiss Cheese
melting into the Chicken...the Cranberries
bursting with flavor & sweetness, along with
the crispness of Celery, crunch of Walnuts,
& the little bite that comes with the Dijon
mustard....Quite a WOW combination...

I don't even like celery but in this.....I love it....
I've made this 2 times in the last week..
It was that good!!!

This recipe comes from the"Season's Best
Recipe Collection" 2000 from Pampered

Below: is the "Pampered Chef....Stone."
They have some great recipes & ideas...I never
knew what a "Stone" was to cook on until I was
invited to a Pampered Chef Party many yrs. ago.

Some of the things "a stone" does is to cook Pizza,
Cookies, & this Braid thoroughly.... You don't
have to worry about the middle being cooked
all the way through as well as the edges....It
just does it.....
2 pkgs. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 c. cooked chicken (chopped)
1/2 c. celery (sliced)
3 Tbsp. parsley (fresh or dried)
1 c. Swiss cheese (shredded)
1/4 c. chopped walnuts ( I used 3/4 c.)

1 egg (for gloss from egg wash on top of braid)
Bake @ 350F. for 25 min. (ovens may vary)

In a bowl mix all ingredients together...set aside

Unroll the pkgs of crescent rolls..Place triangle
pieces on stone layered (a little on top of each other)
as shown below....Put straight side down the middle
& pinch/push together to make stick...

Above: shows how to place the unwrapped crescent
triangles...& push them together so they stick...

Next Below: Mix the ingredients together

Now Below: Scoop the mixture onto the
dough (down the middle) A large Cookie
Scoop works great...

Next Below: Take one triangle at a time and
fold over (one side then the other) It looks
mummy like..Ha! It'll look great after you put on
the egg wash...

Above: Beat the egg with a fork or whisk and
use a pastry brush to brush back & forth over the
entire braid for a beautiful gloss & flakey crust.
And out of the oven it comes..Beautiful...
Doesn't it look delicious???? It tastes
as good as it looks...It would Great for
a Super Bowl party...It's great for Turkey
leftovers...Chicken... Ham...
Let me know how you like it......Yummmm...


  1. This is delicious! One of my favorite recipes and so easy! A great way to wow the crowd (family, friends, co-workers) without much effort. I'm getting hungry just looking at the photos...

  2. This looks divine! I will have to try it.

  3. Tringali Family
    Thanks for leaving a comment..Let me know how it works out
    for you..It's one of those recipes that seems to always work out well every time..I bet it will for you too. It looks like you cooked all day!!!

  4. Mmm, that looks so good I've never heard of anything like this! I think I'm gonna make this for dinner next week.

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts!

  5. Yum! That looks so good!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day! Have a great weekend!

  6. I'm so hungry right now! This looks yummy!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party.

  7. How delicious! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!

  8. Can't go wrong with crescent rolls! This sounds deelish, will try soon...

    Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party, hope to see you back this week! :)

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  10. My friend made this at a party, and then I had to have the recipe. She had it on Pinterest. Easy and so delicious!!!