Chicken Avgolemono In Phyllo DoughFrom angelica14 7 years ago
- You will need a Bundt pan, a pastry brush, and a large flat surface to unroll the phyllo dough out on. shopping list
- NOTE: phyllo dough is frozen when you buy it in the store. You need to give it time to thaw, according to package directions, before using . shopping list
- 3 large sized sweet onions (preferably Vidalias). shopping list
- 5 tablsp. extra virgin olive oil shopping list
- 5 large cloves of fresh garlic - crushed, peeled and chopped into small pieces shopping list
- 1/3 cup of chicken broth shopping list
- 2 large carrots, sliced into thin rounds shopping list
- Green vegetable, such as asparagus tips, chopped small pieces of broccoli, or cubed baby zucchinis - about 2/3 cups shopping list
- 2 1/2 to 3 lbs. chicken breasts - cut into strips about 1 and 1/2 inches long shopping list
- 3 cups of cooked white rice shopping list
- salt and pepper shopping list
- 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh herbs, such as oregano, dill, or basil - or all 3 if you like! shopping list
- Sauce: shopping list
- juice of 4 large lemons shopping list
- 4 large eggs - separated shopping list
- 1 cup of chicken broth mixed with a little of the pan drippings you get after cooking the chicken shopping list
How to make it
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Prepare white rice according to package directions to get 3 cups cooked rice total. Set aside, covered.
- In a large skillet, carmelize onions, garlic, herbs, and chicken broth in 4 tbsp. oil, until onions are beginning to turn golden brown. Be careful! They must be turned constantly when they are going to carmelize until lightly brown. Then remove from skillet and set aside.
- Now, as you cook each ingredient, make sure to keep them all separate:
- Place chicken pieces in skillet and brown on each side - about 5-6 minutes total
- Remove chicken from pan and place in bowl. Add 1/4 of the carmelized onion mixture and stir. Cover. Set aside.
- Add sliced carrots and green vegetable of your choice to pan. Brown.
- Add 1/4 of carmelized onion mixture to carrots. Cover. Set aside.
- Do the same with the green vegetable - brown and add 1/4 of carmelized onion mixture. Cover. Set aside.
- Add remaining 1/4 of onion mixture to rice. Cover. Set aside.
- Get phyllo Dough and Bundt pan.
- Brush inside of Bundt pan lightly with a mixture of olive oil and butter.
- Phyllo Dough
- You are going to lay out the phyllo dough and remove one sheet at a time, brush it with a mixture of Olive oil and butter with the pastry brush (not a lot, just a very thin coating) and lay each sheet in the Bundt pan until the pan is coated with about 8 layers all the way around. Don't worry about getting the sheets to look seamless and even looking. They won't be. That's okay. After it cooks, the effect is beautiful.
- Avgolemono Sauce:
- Separate the eggs.
- Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually whisk in the yolks, broth, and lemon juice to the egg whites.
- Get all cooked ingredients.
- Drizzle 3/4 of Avgolemono sauce over each layer you place in the Bundt pan:
- 1/2 rice, then carrots and broccoli, then chicken and then rice, and finally chicken again.
- Add more phyllo dough, brushed with oil/butter mixture - to cover the ingredients in the pan - about 8 phyllo layers deep.
- Place pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove pan from oven and let cool.
- Carefully turn pan upside down and slide your "cake" out onto serving plate.
- Drizzle the top with the remaining Avgolemono sauce.
- It should look like a cake drizzled with lemon frosting.
- Variations on this: Add 1/2 cup of white wine to the carmelized onion mixture.
- If you are pressed for time, don't worry about layering the ingredients. Mix them all together. It's much faster and tastes just as good (my preference).
The Cookangelica14 St Petersburg, FL
The Rating3 people
Sounds so delicious - thanks so much! :)lunasea in Orlando loved it
Very interesting! I will definitely make this soon.greekgirrrl in Huntington Village loved it
This sounds absolutely delicious. You will have 2 dishes in one! And on top of all it will look beautifully, all covered up in the nice phyllo dough. Imagine the surprise on your guests faces when you cut this! Saved and I will make it for sure to im...moreelgab89 in Toronto loved it
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