Oriental Chicken Wrapped in Filo

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10

min

Preparation

45

min

Cook

Med

Difficulty

3

Steps

14

Ingredients

A nod to both Western and Chinese cuisine, this unique poultry dish wrapped in pastry is sure to win hearts at the table

Let's start cooking!

Seared chicken

Step 1 - Sear chicken

  • In a pan on medium heat, add 1 Tbsp vegetable oil and sear the chicken thighs.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
Chicken added into pan with vegetables mix

Step 2 - Stir-fry the dish filling

  • In the same pan, sauté the garlic, shallots and ginger until aromatic.
  • Add in the red bell peppers, spring onions, coriander and toss for another 3 minutes. Season to taste.
  • Add the seared chicken back into the pan with the vegetables and add in the sesame seeds and sesame oil.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool down.
Rolled filled filo pastry

Step 3 - Bake chicken in filo and serve

  • Spoon the filling on top of a piece of filo pastry.

  • Roll the chicken filling with the filo pastry into a log shape.

  • Lightly brush with beaten eggs.

    Filo is a paper-thin, almost translucent sheet of pastry commonly used in Greek and Middle Eastern cuisines.
  • Bake at 180°C for 10 minutes.

Plate and serve!

Baked chicken wrapped in filo served on a plate

Allow pastry to sit for 5 minutes to cool before cutting and serving.

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