CHICKEN BROCCOLI MUSHROOM BRAID - This recipe is great for a buffet table or something like a baby shower because it can be sliced into small tastes good even after it's cooled to room temperature and the braided effect of the dough looks pretty.

2 cups cooked chicken shredded (deli rotisserie chicken works well too)
½ cup red bell pepper diced finely
1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
¼ cup onion diced
2 cups chopped mushrooms
1 cup fresh broccoli, chopped
1 glove garlic (crushed)
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ tsp. salt
(2) 8 oz. refrigerator crescent rolls (** see note)
1 egg white beaten
Sauté veggies and garlic just until tender. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the rolls) mix well and set aside. THIS NEXT PART SOUNDS COMPLICATED BUT IT IS NOT!!
Unroll ONE TUBE of crescent roll dough and pinch triangle seams together to make one big triangle (roll dough with roller to flatten and thin it a little). PLACE DOUGH ON BAKING SHEET BEFORE YOU TOP DOUGH WITH FILLING. Spoon HALF of the filling down the center of the dough. Lightly salt and pepper filling. On both sides of the filling, cut the dough in 1” strips (but don’t come too close to the filling. Pull the strips over the filling in a criss-cross fashion, pinching together where necessary. Brush dough top with egg white. Bake in preheated oven for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

*NOTE: When I make this for a larger group, I double the filling and (instead of the crescent roll dough) I use bead dough. Personally, I like the crescent roll variation better (because I like less bread), however the photo I've used here was done with bread dough.