Only 5 ingredients needed for this yummy BBQ Chicken Braid…
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe, this BBQ chicken braid is a good one! I had a lot of fun trying to come up with a simple recipe of only 5 ingredients or less, using the slightly sweet and delicious KC Masterpiece Original BBQ sauce. KC Masterpiece and DataRank sponsored this post, but the recipe and opinions are all from me!
Do you have cooked shredded chicken in your freezer? Sometimes when I buy chicken in bulk, I like to cook, shred, and freeze some of the chicken so it is super easy to use in recipes like this one. This time though I used about 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast, seasoned it with salt and pepper, grilled it, and shredded it. You could also easily shred up some rotisserie chicken for this recipe.
It is ideal to buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself because it will melt better, but sometimes convenience wins. I chose to use a Colby & Monterey Jack blend, but you could use cheddar, mozzarella, or even a Mexican blend if you want.
I also love the convenience of the Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creation dough, but sometimes I use this homemade French bread dough (make the braid after the first rise). It is about equal to two cans of refrigerated crescent dough. Scissors make cutting the side strips of the dough really easy!
I’m no pro when it comes to “braiding” the dough, but it ended up looking okay and got the job done! I had some excess dough on one end though, so I guess the first pieces should go more around the end rather than over the top of it. Then just bake your braid until the dough is a delicious golden brown. Yum.
Hope you and your family enjoy this easy recipe!
This BBQ Chicken Braid recipe was inspired by the cheesy ham & broccoli crescent braid recipe.