Our kids love pizza. They can seriously enjoy pizza twice a week, thoroughly enjoy it. Me, however, I tire of having pizza. I’ll take something like these French bread boats stuffed with a cheesy chicken and broccoli filling over pizza anytime. It still kind of feel like pizza but on a whole new level. Minus having to take the time to make the dough, you are so very welcome.
I have a serious love relationship with open-faced sandwiches (just look under out appetizers category, so many to choose from). Those of you that are familiar with our blog, know that. I mean what better way to treat your friends and family at a party than a filling open-faced sandwich. These bread boats are like the lazy version of open-faced sandwiches. You just slice the bread in half and ye, pretty much fantastic.
Just cut into slices before serving your guests, sit back and enjoy the satisfaction they will have.
The inspiration for these boats came from the broccoli and chicken puffs and chicken and spinach artichoke boats. Those bread boats are such a treat. Who needs dip when you can enjoy the dip in a bread boats. Genius idea!
I hope you enjoy these as much as we do. The filling is great prepare and refrigerate the night before if you are making these for a party and need to save time. 🙂
1 ½ cups broccoli florets
10 oz canned chicken
½ medium onion, chopped finely
½ cup cubed tomatoes
1 1/3 cup shredded cheese
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper
½ tsp Hot sauce (Sriracha or Tabasco will work)
1 loaf French bread
Makes: 1 French bread loaf
Preheat oven to 365°F.
Combine all of the ingredients.
Cut the top off of the French bread. Push down on the sides of bread to create larger opening. Distribute the broccoli and chicken filling oven the bread.
Bake in preheated oven 15-18 minutes until bread reaches desired crispiness and top of filling becomes golden.
Cut into desired pieces and enjoy. Drizzle hot sauce for added spiciness, optional.
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Who needs pizza when you can make these toasted French bread boats with a chicken and broccoli filling.
- 1 ½ cups broccoli florets
- 10 oz canned chicken
- ½ medium onion, chopped finely
- ½ cup cubed tomatoes
- 1 1/3 cup shredded cheese
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp salt,
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- ½ tsp Hot sauce (Sriracha, Tabasco or Red Hot)
- 1 loaf French bread
- Makes: 1 French bread loaf
- Preheat oven to 365°F.
- Combine all of the ingredients.
- Cut the top off of the French bread. Push down on the sides of bread to create larger opening.
- Distribute the broccoli and chicken filling oven the bread.
- Bake in 15-18 minutes until bread reaches desired crispiness and top of filling becomes golden.
- Cut into desired pieces and enjoy. Drizzle hot sauce for added spiciness, optional.
Drizzle with additional hot sauce for added spiciness.