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 thoughts on “Cheesy Chicken Filo Parcels

  1. 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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  2. 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. 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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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. 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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  7. 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. 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. 😀 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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