Flaky Juicy Chicken Pie
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Appetizer / Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 2 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless, cut in small cubes
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 colored bell pepper, sliced (I used orange)
  • 100 gr. / 4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup light cream
  • 2 cups, yellow cheese any type you like (I used gouda but you can use gruyere or cheddar etc.)
  • Salt, pepper
  • ½ to 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp poultry seasoning
  • ½ cup cracked wheat
  • 1 phyllo package of ten sheets or puff pastry
  • Olive oil for sautéing and brushing the phyllo sheets
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a heavy skillet pour couple of olive oil tbsp and sauté the onions until they start to soften.
  2. Add the peppers and sauté until they start to soften too.
  3. Throw the mushrooms and continue to sauté until they become soft too.
  4. Add some salt and pepper, not too much because you will season later too.
  5. Remove from the fire and transfer them to a bowl.
  6. In the same skillet pour couple of tbsp. of olive oil and sauté the chicken pieces in high heat.
  7. Throw the vegetables and pour the chicken stock.
  8. Let them boil until the stock is absorbed.
  9. Pour the light cream, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika and poultry seasoning and stir.
  10. Add the cracked wheat and let boil until almost all the cream is absorbed.
  11. Remove from fire.
  12. Take a round pan with about 40cm / 16 in. diameter.
  13. Oil it well and place one phyllo sheet to cover the bottom and exceed the sides.
  14. Oil it again.
  15. Place another phyllo sheet.
  16. Repeat this 5 times.
  17. Add the chicken filling and level it.
  18. Start putting phyllo sheets on top of filling following the exact same procedure as before.
  19. In the end cut the excessive phyllos from the sides and close the pie by making a cord around with the phyllo.
  20. Cut the upper part with a sharp knife and put it in a preheated oven at 175°C / 350°F.
  21. Be careful to cut the upper phyllo part and not the lower one.
  22. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the phyllo on top has gained a nice golden color.
  23. Remove from the oven and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
  24. Cut the pieces and serve.
  25. In case you use puff pastry you just have to place the first sheet, throw the filling on top and level it and cover with the other puff pastry sheet.
  26. The rest are the same.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at https://www.culinaryflavors.gr/flaky-juicy-chicken-pie/