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Moroccan Style Chicken Pie Recipe

Looking for an easy Moroccan Style Chicken Pie recipe? Learn how to make Moroccan Style Chicken Pie using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kae7s04

Makes 9 servings



This dish consists of spiced chicken filling sandwiched between layers of crisp phyllo pastry

Recipe Ingredients for Moroccan Style Chicken Pie

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/8 teaspoon saffron
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
1/4 cup chopped golden raisins
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
1/2 cup slivered almonds
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
10 sheets phyllo pastry
1/2 cup unsalted butter

Recipe Directions for Moroccan Style Chicken Pie

  1. For filling:

  2. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes. Mix in cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and saffron; stir 1 minute. Sprinkle flour over; stir 1 minute. Add broth; bring to simmer. Sprinkle chicken with salt; add to broth mixture. Gently simmer chicken uncovered until cooked through, reducing heat if necessary to prevent boiling, about 20 minutes. Stir in raisins. Set skillet aside until chicken is cool enough to handle.

  3. Transfer chicken to plate. Shred chicken coarsely and return to skillet. If sauce is thin, simmer over medium heat until sauce coats chicken thickly. Stir in cilantro and parsley. Season filling with salt and pepper. Cool filling completely. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover; chill.

  4. For phyllo:

  5. Finely grind almonds, powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, and cinnamon in mini processor.

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

  7. Brush same pie dish with melted butter. 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 stacking with 3 more phyllo rounds, butter, and almonds. Fit phyllo stack into prepared pie dish. Brush with butter. Spoon filling evenly over. 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. Place stack atop filling; top with remaining phyllo round. Tuck in edges. Drizzle more butter over top. Cut 4 slits through top phyllo stack to allow steam to escape. DO AHEAD: Can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover and chill.

  8. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place pie on rimmed baking sheet. Bake uncovered until phyllo is golden and filling is heated through, about 40 minutes. Cool 15 minutes. Cut into wedges.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 203.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
415
Calories from Fat
202
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.4g
34%
Saturated Fat
8.8g
44%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
94mg
31%
Sodium
590mg
25%
Potassium
361mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
26.6g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
7.9g
Protein
26.8g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 4% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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