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Italian Chicken Braid - total time 45 minutes

Mmm... calzones.  Most college student eat pizza, we ate calzones.  So these braids are basically a giant calzone to share.  I did a BBQ Chicken Braid before... this one is an Italian version with Italian herb chicken, Italian cheeses, and garlic bread braid.  So yummy!

2 chicken breasts
2 fresh mozzarella balls
.25 cup shredded parm
5 garlic cloves, minced
~ 20 basil leaves
1 sprig of rosemary
1 tbsp oregano
bread dough (homemade, can, or frozen)
1 egg
salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook chicken with salt, pepper, and a small amount of the mince garlic and herbs.  Put half of the minced garlic in a bowl with an egg white (for a garlic egg wash later).
2.  Roll out dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Cover dough with minced garlic.  Lay cooked chicken in the center of the dough.  Add cheese and herbs over top.
3.  Cut one inch wide strands on each side and braid the strands over top of the chicken and cheese.  
4.  Brush garlic/egg white over entire braid.  Sprinkle any remaining shredded parm and herbs on top.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Cut slices and allow to cool for a few minutes to let the steam escape before eating.  Serve with marinara.


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