Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels


You’re going to love these easy, creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels for a quick weeknight dinner!

Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels

Last week my kids had Spring Break and my husband happened to have a week off of work, so e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e. was home. We decided to go on a little adventure to this island off the coast of Northern British Columbia called Haida Gwaii. My husband insisted that we go camping, as in tents, campfires, bugs, bears, etc.

Keep in mind – “Spring Break” up here is still very much winter weather conditions. The forecast called for much rain and even possibilities of snow. Yet, he was determined we would make it a good time. I begrudgingly went along with it, all the meanwhile with the name and number a few cabins nearby on speed dial.

We bought the kids rain jackets, and the younger two these adorable rain suits that made them look like oompa-loompas, which were supposed to keep them dry and clean. Because, seriously, if we weren’t dry and clean, there would be LOTS of crying and whining. The kids might even get upset too…

kids in suits

The first thing that happened when we got to the island was my cute little pink oompa-loompa (I should mention she’s fearless), walks straight out to the ocean when the tide is low and promptly gets her boots stuck in the mud. She then pulls her foot out of her boot and gets her socked foot stuck in the mud. I’m about 20 feet behind her yelling for her to STOP, and now I’m freaking out thinking that if this tiny girl is stuck, how in the heck am I going to get her without getting stuck myself?!

I tred lightly out to her, and as soon as I am about 2 feet from her my boots sink and I nearly fall over, but brace myself by placing both hands directly into said mud.

So now I am stuck, my daughter is stuck, and we get to sleep in a tent that night… great start to our fun adventure, no?

I eventually got unstuck and carried my daughter out of the mud. Then we drove around this unknown small town looking for a place to wash off. Needless to say… we spent the last two nights in a cabin.

Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels

I’m not going to lie, it was a great trip, and it’s moments like those that I’ll remember for a lifetime. But as soon as we got home I was exhausted and just wanted an easy dinner to throw together.

Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels

These Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels have just 7 simple ingredients and are filled with delicious and hearty ingredients you can feel good about. Pair these with a simple salad and some wild rice and it’s a complete meal your whole family will love!

Jump on over to Pillsbury to grab this simple recipe!


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  1. You always have an adventure. Glad everyone had fun.

  2. Wanda Kraus says:

    Loved your story and recipe! Thanks!

  3. I live in Port Townsend Wa. Yes, this town is in the rain shadow, but camping this time of year. Oh my goodness! You are a REAL woman. I am a REAL wimp. Laughing. Not surprised to hear you were exhausted when you got home. Just packing and unpacking from a camping trip is a major deal. I am glad you did stay in a cabin the last two nights anyway. I am laughing here. And I have been stuck in mud where I had to be lifted literally out of my knee high boots. Geez I haven’t said a thing about the recipe. I like it because it’s one of those recipes where it looks like you have done a lot of work and you haven’t.

  4. These look delicious! Will def be making! xoxo

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