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Phyllo Chicken Recipe

Phyllo Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 373 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 195mg cholesterol, 659mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein .

Reviews for Phyllo Chicken

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lucywigart 5777
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

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

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lauraseward111 1718
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!"

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tlanave1019 3946
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"

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Lisa St 4750
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

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

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CoreyAnn 5775
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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2124arizona 1717
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"This is comfort food at it's best. This may take a little time with the phyllo dough, but it's worth the extra effort."

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michelemary 4748
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"I served this casserole at a family gathering and everyone thought it was very good. I did add a tablespoon and a half of fresh, chopped tarragon. This would make a very nice brunch entree."

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patmarkham 3532
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"I made it just like the recipe and it turned out perfect. Tastes great and looks just like the photo. Took more than 15 minutes to prepare - but it was well worth the time."

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lightedway 6642
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2009

"When I made this chicken Phyllo I omitted the bacon because I didn't have it on hand. I used cooked, cubed, red potato and my husband said it was the best chicken Pot Pie he ever had. To me it tasted like a nice breakfast. Imagine using ham, potato and cheese...Mmmmmm"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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