Cheesy Chicken Filo Parcels

Cheesy chicken parcels
Cheesy chicken parcels
Crispy outside.. soft and cheesy inside..
Crispy outside.. soft and cheesy inside..

Eid Mubarak to all my friends and readers who have been fasting for the entire month and are now celebrating Eid. Eid ul Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Muslims fast for three main reasons :

  1. To receive God’s mercy
  2. To self reflect and remove their undesirable habits in order to encourage peace, compassion and humility.
  3. To bond with humanity and experience the suffering of the majority of people on the planet who can’t afford two square meals a day.

This is not only a period of physical restraint but also a detox of the mind, body and soul. So many are the benefits of fasting that I have seen so many non muslims fasting along with their muslim friends.

I have made these crunchy chicken parcels stuffed with chicken in a cheesy white sauce. It is absolutely delicious and must be given a try. I love sweet corn and try to include them in most of my recipes. 

 

Filling:

  • Boiled and shredded chicken 2 cups
  • Boiled or steamed sweet corn kernels 3/4 cup

 

Get the White sauce right:

  • Butter                                                    2 tbsp.
  • All purpose flour                               2 tbsp.
  • Milk                                                        1-2 cups 
  • Salt                                                           to taste
  • Pepper powder                                   to taste
  • Oregano (dried)                                 1 tsp.
  • Cheese cubes                                           2

Melt the butter in a pan. Add the flour and saute lightly. I would ideally use half the amount of butter. Add the milk and cook till a smooth thick consistency of sauce is formed. Add the seasonings and  grated cheese. 

Add the shredded chicken and boiled or steamed corn. If the filling looks runny, put on heat and cook till it becomes thick.

Keep aside to cool.

 

For the covering:

Take two pastry sheets and place them in such a way so that they form a plus  +  . Now put a heaped teaspoon of the filling on the center and fold each side alternatively over the filling.Make ribbon cuts on the last two sides and weave. Secure with a sticky paste made of flour and water. 

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Here, I have to admit candidly that I forgot to take pictures while I was folding the Filo pastry sheet. So the technique I have demonstrated above is with paper sheets.

 

Deep fry in oil and serve.

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I have to share the credit of this recipe with my sister-in-law (my brother’s wife ) who first made this. I tweaked  and twisted this a bit and added some weaving for fun .

This is my contribution to this weeks’  Fiesta friday  at the Novice Gardener. which is being co hosted by two awesome bloggers  Saucy @Saucy Gander  and Margot @Gather and Graze.

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102 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, cool pastry! Definitely one to try for if I have people coming round – would make a brilliant starter.
    Thanks for the like 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Yeah, the best part is it stays crunchy for a long time. so you can make it in advance. And thanks for stopping by. Do keep visiting 🙂

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  2. aiman peer says:

    eid mubarak….. this looks awesome man……

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Aiman ☺ Eid Mubarak. Long time no see ? 😦

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      1. aiman peer says:

        i was just busy,,.. sryy ye cment bada late daykha maine

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      2. skd says:

        Der aaye durust aaye 🙂

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  3. ChgoJohn says:

    Such a great dish! I like that you include fresh corn in this and other dishes. The kernels bring a nice “pop” to any dish. I’m glad, too, that you demonstrated how to make the weave pattern. I’d wondered how you made it and it does make a great presentation. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for your kind comments. Its much simpler than it seems. Do give it a try ☺

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  4. Wow, this is so exceptionally creative!

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    1. skd says:

      Aww… thank you so much for liking it. It is really very encouraging ☺

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  5. Malar says:

    Eid Mubarak!! Though I am a vegetarian, I just loved the way you have made the covering, it just is awesome 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Malar. That’s so nice of you. You can skip the chicken and add carrot and capsicum bits ☺

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      1. Malar says:

        Yes Skd, I was just thinking of adding some veggies 🙂 will try and let you know how it turns out 😀

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      2. skd says:

        Yeah please do ☺👍

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  6. My French Heaven says:

    These look so decorative. They also seem simple enough to make. I’ll try to make them with Brie…

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    1. skd says:

      They are easier than they seem to be. You should try it ☺👍

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  7. Any spare for me please? X

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    1. skd says:

      Definitely, I have some for you dear ☺

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  8. Very beautifully done, I love the intricate weaving of the pastry. Delicious filling too!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Suzanne ☺ Your appreciation means a lot, especially after I saw your contribution to this week’s fiesta Whoa!!

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  9. Eid Mubarak:-) being a vegetarian I didn’t see your chicken stuffing recipe but loved your detailed pictorial explanation.beautifully done and kuddos to your effort

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  10. Eid Mubarak SKD 🙂 Beautiful presentation, so delicate!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Linda 🙂 And my my what a dish you brought to the party,Crostata della Nona di Giulia. You nailed it so well 🙂

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  11. Eid Mubarak Skd! These look very delicious and so delicately wrapped. Creativity at its best.😊

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    1. skd says:

      Thankyou Sanjana 🙂 for your kind words. Do pass on my hello to little Mishka ❤

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      1. Will do..thx Skd 😊i’ll throw in hugs from you as well for her..deal!

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      2. skd says:

        Oh thank you for that 😍

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  12. These look delicious and so pretty!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a bunch Fida 🙂

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    2. skd says:

      Thank you Fida 🙂

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  13. Ummey @notbikiniready says:

    These look scrumptious!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Ummey ☺

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  14. This is such a beautiful and creative way of enveloping the cheesy chicken and corn filling! Just fabulous! Can I ask what type of pastry you use when making these? I’d love to give this a try sometime soon – I think my family would love them! Thanks so much for bringing these along to Fiesta Friday this week – such a fun and super delicious party! Cheers, Margot

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for being a wonderful host Margot and also for your kind words. The pastry I used here is the one used for Samosas.You can use the same if available or use filo pastry.It will work just as well ☺Have a nice weekend 👍

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      1. Brilliant – thanks for letting me know! Hope you have a fabulous weekend too. Margot

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      2. skd says:

        👍 ☺

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  15. A Home Cook says:

    This is so exceptionally impressive, and you even gave away the secret to it all. Thanks so much.

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    1. skd says:

      Haha you are right. I have time and again thought about this since I started the blog. But at the end of the day when I get beautiful words of appreciation from all of you, it makes it more than worth it. And after all I get to learn so many new things from blogs like yours. And thanks to your daughter. Bcoz of her we get a peek into your family kitchen ☺👍

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      1. A Home Cook says:

        How lovely of you. Thank you so much.

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  16. saucygander says:

    What beautiful chicken filo parcels!! I’ve never thought of making a woven pattern with filo pastry before, this is a great idea that I will try soon. Thank you for sharing this post with Fiesta Friday. I hope you are enjoying this week’s party!! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      You are a wonderful host.Thanks for your kind words. It means a lot ☺

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  17. muthahar says:

    Eid Mubarak skd wow great Idea this is such a beautiful way of making cheesy chicken corn pastrys really it looks nice I love all your recipes thank you for sharing with us

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Do keep visiting ☺

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  18. jaznajalil says:

    Hello! Sadly, just missed Eid… would definitely have given this a try…Will try next weekend maybe…

    Nice one!

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    1. skd says:

      Please do try it. Just right for an evening snack with tea 👍☺

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  19. Arl's World says:

    Wow, these look wonderfully good and so pretty!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a lot Arl ☺

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  20. Good one. The picture of your dish caught my eyes first in the fiesta party. What a neat idea. Sad that ramadan got over, if i saw this before i wud have definitely tried my hands on this for iftar item. Anyways i have bookmarked it. Will try soon. Thanks for bringing this to the party. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sadia. Do remember to try it next Ramadan. Meanwhile we can make it as an evening snack ☺

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  21. fazal says:

    Very good snack for Iftar (breaking fast in Ramzan sacred month of muslims)
    We should try

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    1. skd says:

      Yes thanks. You can try it for next Ramadan ☺

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  22. damn, this filo pastry is so awesome, thx for sharing the step by step recipe
    i think i’m gonna wrap my filet mignon this way!!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for the appreciation ☺ Please let me know how your filet mignon turned out 👍

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  23. nimmiafzal says:

    Wowww!! This is really creative and too yummm😃!!
    Loved it..

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    1. skd says:

      Thankyou Nimmi 🙂

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  24. nimmiafzal says:

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    Please do collect it at http://nimmiafzal.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/award-for-being-part-of-this-great-wordpress-family/

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    1. skd says:

      Wow!! Thankyou so much you consider me family. I am deeply touched by this award. I would love to collect it 🙂

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  25. Hari Qhuang says:

    Oh, they look so coooool! 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  26. Wow!…love everything about it…the sauce, the chicken, the phyllo..gotta make it!

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    1. skd says:

      You must. You will love it for sure 🙂

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  27. Just beautiful and I know they are very delicious!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a lot dear ☺

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  28. sarahgiebens says:

    It looks fantastic!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Sarah ☺

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  29. LFFL says:

    These look absolutely amazing. I love the fancy design and the golden brown color. How yum looking.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  30. Boho Bobbins says:

    yummmm! these look too good! and thanks for the little tutorial on how to do that “basket weave” style wrapping. it looks brilliant. I recently learned how to make samosas, but these look way more intriguing! haha 😀

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    1. skd says:

      I am so happy you like it. Thanks dear 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Angie for tagging me. It made my day 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear for tagging me 🙂 I am honored

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  31. acbistro says:

    OMG !!!! i have fallen in love with these ❤ amazing !!!

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    1. skd says:

      Aww 🙂 Thank you. Wish there could be a way I could download it from your PC to your table. I wouldn’t be impressed with technology till then 😦

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      1. acbistro says:

        ha ha ha ha 😀 but some day soon i am gonna try them. Hope they come out as beautiful as yours 🙂

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      2. skd says:

        I am sure they would . If not like mine, maybe even better 😉

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      3. acbistro says:

        fingers crossed 😉

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  32. Nancy says:

    Fabulous paper tutorial…it definitely gives me a “can-do” attitude. 🙂 These little parcels sounds delicious and the final product has a fabulous WOW factor to them! Well done…beautiful!

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    1. skd says:

      Yay 🙂 Nancy is back. Oh dear, didn’t I miss you. This calls for a celebration. I am really really happy to have you back. Thank you for your kind comments 🙂

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      1. Nancy says:

        😀 Thank you for the warm welcome back! It feels like forever since I’ve been active in the blogging world, but it is wonderful to be back.
        Mmm, what I wouldn’t do for one of these chicken parcels now! They are spectacular. 🙂

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    2. skd says:

      Would you mind if I dedicate this weeks post to you

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      1. Nancy says:

        Oh my, that is so sweet of you! I would be honored…you are too kind!

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      2. skd says:

        I would love to. It is the least I can do 🙂

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      3. Nancy says:

        Thank you so much…you made my day! 😀

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  33. bnbhanoi says:

    The woven pastry looks wonderful, great recipe too.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you 🙂

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    2. skd says:

      Thank you so much for the nice words 🙂

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  34. Nandini says:

    Very impressive intricate work 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Nandini 🙂

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  35. skd I just love these, you did such a beautiful job in making them, its like they are little chicken pot pit bundles!! yum!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear Amy ☺

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  36. Mary Frances says:

    These look so unique and artistic. It must take a lot of patience and craftsmanship to create these delicious parcels!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Mary! The first one or two took time. But once i got the knack the other ones were made faster.

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  37. These look very tasty … I’m going to take a stab at making them 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you! Please do. You will love it👍🏻

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