Moroccan-Style Chicken Pie Recipe

Moroccan-Style Chicken Pie Recipe

How To Make Moroccan-Style Chicken Pie

This chicken pie is flaky pastry filled with a Moroccan-spiced chicken filling, complete with raisins, cilantro, and parsley too.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Filling:

  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1large onion,chopped
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • 1tspground ginger
  • ½tspturmeric
  • tspsaffron threads,crumbled
  • 1tbspall purpose flour
  • 2cupslow-salt chicken broth
  • lbschicken thighs,skinless, boneless
  • ¼cupgolden raisins,chopped
  • 2tbspfresh cilantro,chopped
  • 2tbspfresh Italian parsley,chopped

For Phyllo:

  • ½cupslivered almonds
  • 3tbsppowdered sugar
  • ½tspcoarse kosher salt
  • ¼tspground cinnamon
  • 10sheetsfresh phyllo pastry,or frozen, thawed, (about 17×12 inches)
  • ½cupunsalted butter,melted, for brushing

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for about 10 minutes until tender. Mix in cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and saffron; stir 1 minute.

  2. Sprinkle flour over; stir 1 minute. Add broth; bring to simmer. Sprinkle chicken with salt; add to broth mixture.

  3. Gently simmer chicken uncovered for about 20 minutes until cooked through, reducing heat if necessary to prevent boiling. Stir in raisins. Set skillet aside until chicken is cool enough to handle.

  4. Transfer chicken to plate. Shred chicken coarsely and return to skillet. If sauce is thin, simmer over medium heat until sauce coats chicken thickly.

  5. Stir in cilantro and parsley. Season filling with salt and pepper. Cool filling completely.

Phyllo:

  1. Finely grind almonds, powdered sugar, coarse salt, and cinnamon in mini processor.

  2. Stack 10 phyllo sheets on work surface. Invert 9-inch glass pie dish onto stack. Cut around dish through phyllo, making ten 10-inch rounds.

  3. Remove dish. Cover rounds with plastic wrap and damp kitchen towel.

  4. Brush same pie dish with melted butter. Place 1 phyllo round on work surface; brush with butter and sprinkle with scant 1 tablespoon almonds.

  5. Top with another phyllo round, brush with butter and sprinkle with scant 1 tablespoon almonds. Repeat stacking with 3 more phyllo rounds, butter, and almonds.

  6. Fit phyllo stack into prepared pie dish. Brush with butter. Spoon filling evenly over.

  7. Place 1 phyllo round on work surface. Brush with butter and sprinkle with scant 1 tablespoon almonds. Top with another phyllo round, brush with butter and sprinkle with scant 1 tablespoon almonds. Repeat with 2 phyllo rounds, butter, and almonds.

  8. Place stack atop filling; top with remaining phyllo round.

  9. Tuck in edges. Drizzle more butter over top. Cut 4 slits through top phyllo stack to allow steam to escape.

  10. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place pie on rimmed baking sheet. Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes until phyllo is golden and filling is heated through.

  11. Cool for 15 minutes then cut into wedges.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 765.43kcal
  • Fat: 54.79g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.86g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.48g
  • Fiber: 3.44g
  • Sugar: 10.99g
  • Protein: 30.46g
  • Cholesterol: 182.16mg
  • Sodium: 516.92mg
  • Calcium: 73.05mg
  • Potassium: 597.24mg
  • Iron: 3.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 194.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.63mg
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