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.
202,9664.7/5 for 6 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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Stage 1 - 10 min.
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Peel, wash and chop finely 2 leeks.

Peel, wash and chop finely 1 shallot.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a pan on medium heat, add shallot, salt, pepper, and cook for one minute.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Add 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.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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As 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.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Remove from heat, allow to cool, and add chopped parsley.

Stage 6
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Spread 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.

Stage 7
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...put about a tablespoon of chicken-leeks mixture in the middle of one edge of filo sheets...

Stage 8
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... roll filo around the mix over about ¼ length to start a roll...

Stage 9
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...fold sides over centre...

Stage 10 - 15 min.
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...and finish rolling up.

Continue like this with all the mix, or all the sheets.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
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Preheat 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.

Stage 12
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You can sprinkle some sesame (or other) seeds on rolls.

Stage 13 - 10 min.
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Put in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes...

Stage 14
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...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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,266 Kcal or 5,300 Kj70 gr78 gr105 gr
63 %27 %7 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
143 Kcal or 599 Kj8 gr9 gr12 gr
7 %3 %1 %2 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
127 Kcal or 532 Kj7 gr8 gr10 gr
6 %3 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked chickenCooked chicken: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Hot sesame-cream chicken tartines, Beans with tomatoes, Avocado, artichoke and chicken salad, Chicken Brussels pie, Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) "au gratin", ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cream sauce with Vin Jaune, Hearty leek and sprout soup, Chocolate ganache, Grilled fillet of salmon with corn salad cream, Spaghetti Carbonara, ... All
Sheet of filo pastry Sheet of filo pastry : You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Langoustine sabayon tart, Red rice pannequets, Filo leeks and cheese tart, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Italian style gratin, Fresh spinach with cream, Baby spinach salad, Pan-fried chicken breast on mozzarella, Rosemary steamed fish, ... All

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