Chicken Braid Recipe

picture of Cindy Orley's Chicken Braid Recipe

My family loves this recipe so I had to share. There is a lot of flexibility with this recipe to add or subtract ingredients to fit your family’s taste. I often bring this to potlucks or over to people’s homes if they are sick, just had a baby, or something like that. It presents very well and full of great flavor. This recipe is easy to moderate. Feeds 6.

picture of Cindy Orley's Chicken Braid Recipe
Cindy Orley's Chicken Braid Recipe


  • 2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 2 -3 Chicken Breasts, cooked
  • 1 can Cream of Celery Soup (or Cream of Chicken)
  • 8 oz Cheese (your favorite, I used Sharp Cheddar)
  • 1 Onion, sauteed (Optional)
  • 1 cup Rice, cooked (white or brown, Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Cook the chicken, I usually cook it in a skillet with a little olive oil, or you can bake until no longer pink in the center (350 degrees for 20 minutes or so), or buy pre-cooked
  3. Roll Pillsbury Crescent Rolls out to make 2 long rectangle shapes, place together to form 1 large rectangle, press seams together
  4. Mix cooked chicken, cooked rice, soup, and onions together in a bowl.
  5. Spread mixture in center of crescent roll rectangle
  6. Make about 1″ slice marks on both long sides of the crescent roll rectangle, about 20 total
  7. Take 1 inch piece from each side and bring together on top and overlap. Do this to all sections to form the braid.
  8. Cook for 20 minutes at 375 degrees, or until golden brown on top.
  9. Slice into sections, serve with vegetable or fresh garden salad
picture of Sliced Chicken Braid
Sliced Chicken Braid
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