Million Dollar Chicken Braid

Million Dollar Chicken Braid recipe – we are obsessed with this quick chicken pizza braid. Pizza dough stuffed with chicken, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, mozzarella, garlic, and onion and topped with french fried onions. SO easy to make! Great way to use up leftover chicken or even holiday turkey. We make this at least once a week! Tastes like a million bucks!

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Cheesy Chicken Pizza Braid

If you are looking for an easy dinner idea, look no further! This Million Dollar Chicken Braid is the answer. This has quickly become of our favorite recipes. We’ve made it several times over the past few weeks and really love it. It tastes like a million bucks! Chicken, cream cheese, cottage cheese, mozzarella, sour cream, onion, and garlic baked in pizza dough. The crispy french fried onions on top of the braid really put this over the top.YUM! I mean, what’s not to like about cheese and chicken wrapped in pizza dough. Am I right? Give this try the next time you need a meal the whole family will enjoy. It is sure to be a hit!

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How to Make Million Dollar Chicken Braid

This braid is super easy to make. In a large bowl, combine chicken, room temperature cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, onion, and garlic. 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 chicken mixture down the center of the dough. Lift strips of dough and criss-cross across the filling. Pop the braid in the oven and bake until the dough has a deep golden brown color. Remove the braid from the oven. Sprinkle mozzarella 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 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, 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 or french bread dough if you prefer.
  • Feel to add broccoli, red pepper, mixed vegetables, or spinach to the chicken mixture.
  • You can use any type of cheese that you enjoy. Cheddar cheese, gouda, pepper jack – anything goes!
  • Can Million Dollar Chicken Braid be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the braid and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
  • Can Million Dollar 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 in the oven.
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What to Served with Baked Chicken Braid

This is one of our go-to dinner recipes. It is super simple to make and a great way to use up any leftover chicken in the house. We usually serve this with some pasta and a salad or some green beans. This recipe is great for lunch and dinner. I’ve even made this and served it as an appetizer for parties with some warm pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce. YUM!

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Million Dollar Chicken Braid

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Million Dollar Chicken Braid recipe – we are obsessed with this quick chicken pizza braid. Pizza dough stuffed with chicken, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, mozzarella, garlic, and onion and topped with french fried onions. SO easy to make! Great way to use up leftover chicken or even holiday turkey. We make this at least once a week! Tastes like a million bucks!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (13.8-oz) can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 6 Tbsp cottage cheese
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp cream cheese
  • cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup french fried onions

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Roll out pizza dough vertically on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Mix chicken, cottage cheese, sour cream, cheese cream, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, onion powder, and garlic powder. 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 mozzarella 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, 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 or french bread dough if you prefer.
  • Feel to add broccoli, red pepper, mixed vegetables, or spinach to the chicken mixture.
  • You can use any type of cheese that you enjoy. Cheddar cheese, gouda, pepper jack – anything goes!
  • Can Million Dollar Chicken Braid be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the braid and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
  • Can Million Dollar 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 in the oven.

Steph

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