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Phyllo Chicken

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


  • 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 shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream or evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Brush sides and bottom of a 13x9-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.
  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, until light golden brown and thermometer reads 160°, 35-40 minutes. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 373 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 195mg cholesterol, 659mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Helen
    Nov 20, 2018

    I thought the recipe was kind of bland. I followed it to the very ingredient, but I felt like the phyllo dough was more work than it needed to be. I probably would use or make a pie crust instead. The bacon is a nice flavor boost. It wasn't a family favorite for the amount of work it involved.

  • lucywigart
    Aug 7, 2013

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

  • sgilliland
    Feb 3, 2013

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  • lauraseward111
    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!

  • tlanave1019
    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

  • Lisa St
    Apr 26, 2012

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

  • CoreyAnn
    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!

  • 2124arizona
    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.

  • kiba
    Jan 16, 2012

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  • michelemary
    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.