Phyllo Chicken Recipe
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Phyllo Chicken Recipe

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Some years ago I found this recipe and streamlined it to fit our family. The broccoli adds a lot to the rich flavor. Phyllo is fun to work with, and its flakiness turns standard ingredients into a special, satisfying entree. —Joyce Mummau, Mt. Airy, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 12 sheets phyllo dough (14x9 inches)
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream or evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 373 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 195 mg cholesterol, 659 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.


  1. Brush sides and bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish with some of the melted butter. Place one sheet of phyllo in bottom of dish; lightly brush with butter. Repeat with five more sheets of phyllo. Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, bacon, broccoli and cheese; spread evenly over phyllo in baking dish. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, milk, salt and pepper; pour over chicken mixture. Cover filling with one sheet of phyllo; brush with butter. Repeat with remaining phyllo dough. Brush top with remaining butter.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reaches 160°. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Phyllo Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p29

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"A wonderful casserole! Great to give friends/family needing a great meal! Kids even love it!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"Yum!!! Didn't have chicken so I doubled the bacon and made it for my family for dinner. We all loved it, the phyllo crust is so light and flaky, and the creamy filling was great too! Reminded me of a frittata surrounded by delicious crust!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"Sooooooo delicious! My husband and I made this for dinner but we used mushrooms, goat cheese, spinach and heavy whipping cream with only two eggs. Extremely flavorful and flaky' definitely one to remember"

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"My husband and I loved this recipe. I will be making this again."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"Phyllo Chicken is an amazing combination of flavors, but requires a lot of prep work. The last time I made this was before my children were born, but I can still remember the amazing taste, and need to make it again!"

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