1 hour 30 min

    A delicious chicken pie with a subtle difference - found on my travels in the Middle East and North Africa. Makes a good buffet dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 2 tablespoons chicken stock granules
    • 500ml hot water
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
    • 1 (500g) packet puff pastry
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 55g butter, melted

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place chicken breasts in a small saucepan and cover with stock granules and water. Poach over medium-low heat, just below the boiling point. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, until no longer pink in centre. Dice chicken. Reserve stock.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk eggs with 125ml reserved stock and chopped parsley. In a separate bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.
    4. Roll out one sheet of pastry into a 30cm square. Cut other sheet of pastry in half and roll out into two 20cm squares. Fit 30cm square of pastry into a 23cm pie dish.
    5. Spread half of diced chicken evenly across bottom of pastry. Pour half of egg mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with half of cinnamon and sugar mixture, then with salt and pepper. Cover with one 20cm square of pastry. Cover pastry square with remaining chicken, egg mixture, and cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper. Cover with remaining pastry square. Fold edges of bottom pastry over top of pie. Brush with melted butter.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, until golden brown. Serve lukewarm or cold.

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    I ate this dish a Washington DC Moroccan restaurant. This version was okay. I doubled the cinnamon and sugar and increased the chicken breast to 3. The best part about this dish was missing! Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top before cooking. After cooking, sprinkle with powdered sugar. This item most often eaten with just your fingers...enjoy!  -  26 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a delicious recipe, but it is time consuming.. BUT, your guests and family will love you for it!!! it is delicious!!! These are very easy to follow and well thought out instructions.. Thanks for a nice recipe!!!  -  26 Jun 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It was absolutely delicious and easy. I found that I had to use an 8-inch pie tin because I ran out of dough, but my sister and I both made it and it was great (We are 15 and 12.) Thank you for such a delicious recipe!  -  30 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)