French Onion Chicken Braid

French Onion Chicken Braid recipe – we are obsessed with this quick meal! Pizza dough stuffed with chicken, sharp cheddar cheese, french onion dip, garlic, and french fried onions. SO easy to make! A great way to use up leftover chicken or even holiday turkey. We make this at least once a month. We love this for lunch, dinner, and as a party appetizer.

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Cheesy Chicken Pizza Braid

This French Onion Chicken Braid has quickly become of our favorite weeknight recipes. We’ve made it several times and really love it. Chicken, cheddar cheese, french onion dip, french fried onions, and garlic baked in pizza dough. The crispy french fried onions on top of the braid really put this over the top. We gobbled this up and both went back for seconds. Add this to your menu ASAP! It is sure to be a hit with your family too!

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How to Make French Onion Chicken Braid

This braid is super easy to make with only 6 ingredients. In a large bowl, combine chicken, sour cream french onion dip, sharp cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and french fried onions. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside. 

Unroll a can of refrigerated pizza dough on top of parchment paper and roll it into a long rectangle. Using a sharp knife, make cuts on the long sides of the dough. Cut 12 wide strips on each side. 

Spoon the chicken mixture down the center of the dough. Lift strips of dough and criss-cross across the filling. Place the braid on a baking pan and in the oven and bake until the dough has a deep golden brown color. Remove the braid from the oven. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese and french fried onions on top of the braid. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, until the cheese on top, has melted. Let the braid cool for 5 minutes and then cut into slices with a serrated knife or pizza cutter.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use rotisserie chicken in this recipe. You can use any cooked chicken that you have on hand. Boneless chicken breast, chicken tenders, and chicken thighs all work great.
  • I used a can of refrigerated pizza dough for this recipe. You can substitute a can of crescent roll dough. If using crescent dough, do not separate the rolls and seal perforations and seams. 
  • For the french onion dip, it is important to use a container of refrigerated sour cream dip in this recipe. Look for Kraft, Barber’s, Dean’s, or Heluva Good Dip.
  • If you can’t find the sour cream dip, you can substitute sour cream and some onion soup mix.
  • I use shredded cheddar cheese in this recipe. You can use any cheese that you enjoy in this dish.
  • Feel to add some veggies to the chicken mixture. Bell peppers, spinach, and broccoli are delicious.
  • Can French Onion Chicken Braid be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the braid and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
  • Can French Onion Chicken Braid be frozen? Yes! Bake the braid and let it cool completely. Wrap the braid in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to eat, thaw and reheat in the microwave or covered with aluminum foil in the oven.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
slice of cheesy chicken stuffed bread

What to Serve with Stuffed Chicken Bread

This chicken braid has been on repeat at our house. We just can’t get enough of it! It is great for lunch and dinner. I’ve even made this and served it as an appetizer for parties! 

We usually serve this with some pasta and a salad or some broccoli florets. Looking for more side dish ideas? Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy dinner recipe:

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French Onion Chicken Braid

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
French Onion Chicken Braid recipe – we are obsessed with this quick meal! Pizza dough stuffed with chicken, sharp cheddar cheese, french onion dip, garlic, and french fried onions. SO easy to make! A great way to use up leftover chicken or even holiday turkey. We make this at least once a month. We love this for lunch, dinner, and as a party appetizer.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • cup sour cream French onion dip
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ cup french fried onions
  • 1 (13.8-oz) can refrigerated pizza dough

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Roll out pizza dough vertically on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Mix chicken, sour cream french onion dip, 1 cup cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and ½ cup french fried onions. Spread chicken mixture down center of pizza dough.
  • Cut 12 strips on each side of the dough. To braid, lift strips of dough across mixture to meet in center. Continue alternating strips to form a braid.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes – until lightly browned.
  • Remove braid from the oven. Top with remaining ¼ cup of cheese and fried onions.
  • Bake an additional 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

Notes:

  • I use rotisserie chicken in this recipe. You can use any cooked chicken that you have on hand. Boneless chicken breast, chicken tenders, and chicken thighs all work great.
  • I used a can of refrigerated pizza dough for this recipe. You can substitute a can of crescent roll dough. If using crescent dough, do not separate the rolls and seal perforations and seams. 
5 containers of french onion dip
  • For the french onion dip, it is important to use a container of refrigerated sour cream dip in this recipe. Look for Kraft, Barber’s, Dean’s, or Heluva Good Dip.
  • If you can’t find the sour cream dip, you can substitute sour cream and some onion soup mix.
  • I use shredded cheddar cheese in this recipe. You can use any cheese that you enjoy in this dish.
  • Feel to add some veggies to the chicken mixture. Bell peppers, spinach, and broccoli are delicious.
  • Can French Onion Chicken Braid be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the braid and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
  • Can French Onion Chicken Braid be frozen? Yes! Bake the braid and let it cool completely. Wrap the braid in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to eat, thaw and reheat in the microwave or covered with aluminum foil in the oven.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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    1. I haven’t made this with puff pastry so I can not say. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

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