Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels How-To

These creamy pinwheels are a great way to sneak in a little veg and a lot of flavor into a quick weeknight dinner.
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I’m becoming addicted to making pinwheels. If you think about it, the possibilities are endless when you have some sort of Pillsbury dough product that’s ready to go once you “pop” it open. All you have to do is fill it up. 

I’m in love with these Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels and I’ll tell you why. It’s like I took a whole meal and wrapped it tightly in a flakey, tender and buttery crust. It covers all the dinner bases – broccoli (check), chicken (check), creamy garlic sauce (check), crispy French fried onion topping (check), flaky and delicious crescent roll (check and check). 

Are you ready to make these with me? They’re so easy and completely customizable too. 

Here’s what you’ll need.

Shredded chicken, broccoli, crescent dough, creamy garlic sauce
Unroll your crescent dough and divide it into two equal squares. Pinch the seams closed on the squares, then spread on the cream cheese and garlic spread. Feeling a little cheesy? Add some shredded cheddar! Flattened crescent dough with creamy garlic sauce, a small bowl of broccoli and a small bowl of shredded chicken
Sprinkle on some finely chopped broccoli. I threw mine in the food processor to quickly chop it up. Crescent dough covered with chopped broccoli
Add some shredded chicken breast on top of the broccoli. My new favorite way to shred chicken is by placing the cooked chicken breast in the bowl of my stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, turn it on and watch the chicken get finely shredded! Flattened crescent dough covered with chopped broccoli and shredded chicken
To keep the filling from falling out, you’ll want to take a sheet of wax paper and gently push it into the cream cheese mixture. Wax paper being pressed on top of crescent dough, broccoli and shredded chicken
Then just carefully roll up the pinwheel and pinch the end seam closed. Use a sharp knife to cut each roll into eight pinwheels. Rolled crescent dough filled with chicken, broccoli, cut into slices
Top each pinwheel with a little crunch! Coat some French fried onions with a little butter and place a tablespoon on top of each pinwheel. Switch it up by using panko breadcrumbs instead if you don’t like the onions. Crescent dough pinwheels topped with crunch onions
Let them bake up until they’re golden brown and delicious. Everyone will love these quick and easy Broccoli and Chicken Pinwheels. Pair them with a salad and some wild rice for a complete meal! Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels

About Shawn Syphus of I Wash, You Dry

As a mom of four, Shawn is b-u-s-y, but she almost always manages to put a delicious dinner on the table. She loves simple, good-tasting meals and sweet treats that use as few dishes as possible.