B´stilla – Chicken pie from Morocco

This dish is often served at weddings and parties.
almond stir
200 grams almonds, blanched , peeled and finely chopped
1 tablespoon oil
0.5 tsp cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
0.5 cups of butter, melted
1 pc onion, chopped
2 chicken fillets , diced
0.5 tsp black pepper, ground
0.5 grams of saffron
0.5 tsp hot paprika
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
0.5 cups flat-leaf parsley , chopped
0.5 cups cilantro , chopped
2 eggs
1 package phyllo sheet
2 tablespoons butter, melted
icing sugar , for serving
mint, for serving
1 st yolk
Roast the chopped almonds in a frying pan with a little oil. Season with cinnamon and honey. Heat a pan and fry the diced chicken meat. Add the chopped onion and fry until the onion is soft and glossy. Add the saffron , cinnamon, chopped parsley, chopped cilantro and salt and pepper. Let the chicken fry under a lid on low heat until it is cooked through .
Whisk the two eggs and add them to the pot. Mix around and take the pot off the heat. Let the chicken cool.
Keep the thawed filodegsarken in a damp towel while you make the pies , otherwise they dry quickly and become brittle . Make sure to have a bit of melted butter, two beaten egg yolks and a brush handy.
Take a filo sheet and brush with melted butter. Place another sheet on top and brush with butter again . Place the chicken mix and almonds in the middle of the sheets . Brush the edges with egg yolk and fold the filo pastry over the filling , the yolk will act as glue to prevent the seam open. Place the pie on a baking sheet with parchment paper , try to get seam-side down . Brush pie with egg yolk and bake in oven at 200 degrees for about 10-15 minutes until they are golden. Sprinkle pie with icing sugar before serving and serve gladly a sprig of mint to .

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Yum, that looks so good!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks 🙂 Its fantastic! 🙂

  2. savory and sweet! this looks perfect. reminds me of savory beignets from new orleans. perfect idea. -Jay

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Yes its maybe a bit strange but its perfect combo 🙂 Try it and let me know Jay 🙂

  3. Margie says:

    Look at how pretty it is!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you so much Margie 🙂 And its soooo yummi 🙂

  4. aliciasunday says:

    Honey? Icing sugar? Think the kids will love this one!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Yepp thats is right 🙂 its a sweet spicey very nice combination to it 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks 🙂 Its an fantastic yummi dish! 🙂

  5. firecook says:

    Hello and nice to meet you .That’s for liking a post:) We may be called crazy but it’s who we are in food and don’t ever forget that;) Take care and Have a nice day.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      You are welcome 🙂 And Im happy you to see you here at my corner of the cyber space 🙂 Wishing you all the best and take care. Hope to see you back here very soon 🙂

      1. firecook says:

        Thanks:) Keep cooking it makes us more crazy;) Wishing you best as well..

      2. Dinner Bank says:

        Thanks 🙂 I will for sure 🙂

      3. firecook says:

        Great! 🙂

      4. firecook says:


  6. healthracer says:

    Sounds really good! 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you it really is 🙂

  7. askirtaweek says:

    I want to try that! Sounds so interesting.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Please do as its very tasty 🙂

  8. jendefig says:

    This looks and reads delicious! I have a thing for sweet meat. Picadillo, Chicken with prunes. This looks like a must try for me! 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks for your kind words:) Its an fantastic dish 🙂

      1. jendefig says:

        I made it tonight! It was phenomenal! I need to work on my phyllo skills, but it was absolutely delicious! Thank you!

      2. Dinner Bank says:

        Great! 🙂 Im so happy you liked it 🙂 yes its really an fantastic dish! 🙂 ❤

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