Cheesy Chicken and Leek Phyllo Pie
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.
Yum! I decided to use an oblong casserole dish in lieu of a pie plate, it worked just as well, but I had to add a few layers of phyllo dough to cover the top completely (I didn't crumble). It was my first time working with phyllo dough; I found that I only needed to brush the oil on sparingly between layers and it came out delicious! I also used no-salt added chicken stock because it was all I had on hand without adding in any additional salt. It wasn't quite as golden brown on top as I'd like, so I threw it under the broiler on low for 4 minutes at the end and it did the trick. I also added an extra sprinkle of dried thyme for good measure. It seemed like I had a LOT of sliced leeks (over 2 cups worth) but it was actually perfect, definitely not too much if you're worried! Next time, I plan on adding in either asparagus or whole green beans to the filling.
What a tasty and easy, elegant surprise. The cheesy-chicken filling is excellent , and it goes into an easy but impressive philo dough encasement. It's not as complicated as it sounds, but working with the philo dough does take some getting used to . It's worth it!. Do it once to practice, then serve it for company. They will be impressed