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Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 6
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Quick-prep pinwheels packed with chicken and broccoli make for an easy, kid-approved dinner!. Recipe by Shawn Syphus.
Created Apr 25, 2018
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  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescents
  • 125 g (half 250 g package) cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked, shredded
  • 1/2 cup coarsely crushed French fried onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In food processor, place broccoli florets; pulse a few times until broccoli is finely chopped. (If you don’t have a food processor, just finely chop broccoli with knife).
  • 2
    Unroll dough unto work surface into 1 large rectangle; press perforations and seams to seal.
  • 3
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave cream cheese on High 30 seconds. Add garlic powder; stir until smooth and combined. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough to within 1/4 inch of one side.
  • 4
    Sprinkle broccoli evenly over cream cheese mixture; sprinkle evenly with chicken. Place sheet of waxed paper over dough; gently press down to compress filling.
  • 5
    Starting with side of dough opposite clean side, roll up dough to form a log; pinch seam to seal. Using sharp knife, cut roll into 8 equal slices (pinwheels); place cut side down in ungreased 8- or 9-inch round pan.
  • 6
    In small dish, stir French fried onions and melted butter, coating onions lightly with butter. Sprinkle over top of each pinwheel.
  • 7
    Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until pinwheels are light golden brown. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Add 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese to the cream cheese mixture for an even cheesier pinwheel.
  • Tip 2
    Substitute panko crispy bread crumbs for the French fried onions for a different kind of crunch.

Nutrition Information

182 Calories, 12.1g Total Fat, 11g Protein, 7.5g Total Carbs, 0.6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6 to 8 servings
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbs
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% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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