Chicken, Cheddar and Broccoli Galette

Chicken, Cheddar and Broccoli…one of my favorite combinations. When I was in college, one of my favorite frozen foods was Chicken with broccoli and cheese stuffed inside. It was delicious…and expensive..especially since it was so addicting. I wanted to do a different take on this and adding a few extras inside. I used crescent dough, to make the crust (I didn’t have time to make puff pastry) and baked this to a golden brown. It is a beautiful dish to look at and tasted even better.

 

Chicken, Cheddar and Broccoli Galette

 

 

Ingredients:

2 cups of chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces

2 shallots (or small onion), sliced

1/2 cup of bell peppers, diced

1 tablespoon of garlic, minced

1 head of fresh broccoli

1/4 cup of mayonnaise

2 cans of ready to bake croissant dough

1 cup of mild cheddar cheese

1 egg, beaten with water for brushing

 

Directions:

  1. With some olive oil, caramelize the onions and bell peppers with garlic
  2. Add chicken pieces and brown
  3. Remove from heat and add mayonnaise and broccoli.
  4. Allow mixture to cool
  5. On a large baking tray, covered with parchment paper, lay out Croissants with tip towards the center and the long edge to the left. Make sure you overlap the croissant triangles at least 1/4 of an inch. You will eventually make a circle (see slide show)
  6. If you have leftover croissant dough, use to reinforce the center of the circle
  7. Place chicken filling in the center of the circle.
  8. Sprinkle cheese over the filling.
  9. Starting with the last croissant triangle you placed on the circle, fold over the outer portion of the triangle over the filling, towards the center.
  10. Tuck in the last piece of croissant decoratively and brush egg and water mixture
  11. Bake following the temperature of the croissant dough for about 20-25 minutes or until dough is fully cooked (it will take longer to cook because of filling
  12. Plate and allow to cool before slicing

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8 Comments

Filed under Chicken, Main Dishes, Pastry

8 responses to “Chicken, Cheddar and Broccoli Galette

  1. Welcome back! This is one of Hubster’s favorite dishes, we used chicken breast and puff pastry 🙂 Pics look fantastic!

  2. I hope you’re enjoying your vacay girl.. have fun for me 🙂

  3. I love broccoli and I love cheddar and what happens when you combine them together? Warm, gooey, deliciousness lol. I think that will be my new word from now on. As always you never cease to surprise me with your wonderful recipes girl :). Oh and today’s post is all about chocolate :D.. thought you’d want to know that since we are in choco-holics anonymous lol.

  4. How can that not be addictive, if that was in our lunch canteen back in uni days I would always order it

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