Mummy's Chicken Pie

Filling Adapted from Mummy who adapted it from Shaytaj appa

Dough Slightly Adapted from My Halal Kitchen

1 pound chicken breast, boneless and cut into small pieces

1 tsp adrak laysan (ginger garlic paste)

3 tbsp water

salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 hard boiled eggs, cut into a small dice

2 tbsp canola oil

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 tsp adrak laysan

salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

3/4 cup milk

1 package of phyllo dough

6 tbsp milk

2 tbsp olive oil

In a medium sized pot over medium heat, add the chicken breast, adrak laysan, 3 tbsp water, salt and pepper.  Cook until the chicken is cooked through and the water has all evaporated.  Remove to a bowl and set aside.

Once the chicken is cool enough to touch, break up into very small pieces.  Add the boiled eggs and mix.

Now to make the roux....In the same pot you used to cook the chicken, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the flour, adrak laysan, salt and pepper.  Stir continuously.  Once the flour mixture has turned a light brown, slowly add the milk, a little at a time.  Mixing well between each addition.  If you add it all at once you will get a lot of lumps.   Once this sauce has thickened, add the chicken and egg and stir well.  Check seasonings and add any needed salt and pepper.  Allow the mixture to cool.

Preheat oven to 400 F

Take the phyllo dough out of the packaging.  Cut in half at the fold.  Wrap one half back in the packaging and put back in the fridge.  In a large mug mix together the milk and olive oil.  In a 8x12 baking dish, brush a little of the milk mixture at the bottom.  Put one sheet of phyllo dough.  Brush with some of the milk.  Continue until you have used up all of the dough.  Spread the chicken mixture on the phyllo dough.  Take out the phyllo dough that was in the fridge.  Continue to make layers of phyllo brushing with the milk between each layer.  When you get to the final sheet, brush the top with the milk.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  At the end, I put mine under the broiler for a minute to brown the top more.