Chicken Pie with Trahana

Chicken Pie with Trahana

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 500 gr flour
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 250-300 gr lukewarm water
  • ½ cup olive oil for brushing

For the filling

  • 2 chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 onions
  • 200 gr feta cheese
  • 1 cup trahana or you can use couscous instead
  • Salt and pepper

Also

  • 3 cups of the chicken broth
  • 3 eggs

Preparation

For the filling

Place the chicken in a deep pan. Pour in 4-5 cups water to cover the chicken. Bring to boil and add some salt. Boil until the chicken is cooked through.

Remove the chicken from the pan reserving 3 cups of the broth and let it cool down for a while. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and bones and chop the meat. Set aside.

Chicken pie with trahana

Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the onions and sauté until soft. Remove from heat and let cool.

Chicken pie with trahana

In a large bowl mix the onions with chicken.

Chicken pie with trahana

Add trahana, crumbled feta, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.

For the dough

Place flour,  3 Tbsp olive oil and salt in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add lukewarm  water, a little at a time. Knead until the dough forms into a ball. Let it rest for half an hour.

Chicken pie with trahana

Divide the dough in four parts and form into balls. Place one dough ball on a floured surface, sprinkle with flour and push it down with your palm to flatten it. Using a rolling pin  start to form a thin pastry.  Continue this way until you get a round and thin piece of pastry. You will occasionally need to sprinkle the pastry surface with flour to prevent sticking to the pin and your hands.

Chicken pie with trahana

Grease a baking dish with olive oil. Place one piece of phyllo in the bottom and brush with oil.

Chicken pie with trahana

Repeat this the second phyllo.

Chicken pie with trahana

Spoon in the filling, smoothing the surface with a spatula.

Chicken pie with trahana

Add 2 sheets on top, brushing each sheet with oil.

Chicken pie with trahana

Brush the top layer with oil and use a sharp knife to cut into squares.

Chicken pie with trahana

Beat the eggs in a bowl with the chicken broth. Pour the mixture over the pie. Wait for a half an hour the pie to absorb most of the broth.

Chicken pie with trahana

Bake in a preheated oven at 190C until the phyllo is crisp and golden.

Enjoy! :)

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