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Crispy rolls with chicken and leek

Crispy rolls with chicken and leek

Finely sliced leeks are cooked with a shallot, to which is added leftover chicken with a little cream and parmesan. This mixture is rolled up in filo pastry, and cooked in the oven.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 10 pieces, you will need:

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1 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #1Peel, wash and chop finely 2 leeks.

Peel, wash and chop finely 1 shallot.
2 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #2Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a pan on medium heat, add shallot, salt, pepper, and cook for one minute.
3 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #3Add leeks, mix well and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes, until leeks are just cooked, checking that leeks don't catch on bottom of pan.

Meanwhile, cut chicken (use leftovers) into very small pieces.
4 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #4As soon as leeks are cooked, add chicken pieces, 100 ml cream and grated a little Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) (to taste), mix well and leave to thicken a few minutes, uncovered.
5 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #5Remove from heat, allow to cool, and add chopped parsley.
6 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #6Spread out in front of you two sheets of filo, one on top of the other...

Note: you can apply some melted butter with a brush between the two sheets to make them stick, it'll be easier to roll up.
7 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #7...put about a tablespoon of chicken-leeks mixture in the middle of one edge of filo sheets...
8 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #8... roll filo around the mix over about ¼ length to start a roll...
9 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #9...fold sides over centre...
10 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #10...and finish rolling up.

Continue like this with all the mix, or all the sheets.
11 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #11Preheat your oven to 392°F (200°C).

Put rolls on a baking sheet, apply melted butter with a brush. Make sure that end of the filo sheet makes a good joint to get a neat and pretty roll.
12 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #12You can sprinkle some sesame (or other) seeds on rolls.
13 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #13Put in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes...
14 Crispy rolls with chicken and leek : Photo of step #14...until rolls are nicely browned.

Serve with a green salad if possible.

Remarks

The rolls are unsuitable for freezing because filo pastry breaks into fragments when frozen. You would do better to freeze chicken-leek mixture, then thaw it and make rolls just before cooking.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
153670 gr78 gr105 gr
77 %27 %7 %16 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1748 gr9 gr12 gr
9 %3 %1 %2 %
Per piece
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1537 gr7 gr10 gr
8 %3 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 10 pieces : 3.02 €
Per piece : 0.30 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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