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  • Serves: 8 Servings

Kotopitta (Chicken Pie)

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Category: Main Dish, Poultry, Greek

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Stewing hen (abt. 6 lbs.)
  • 3 Onions, thinly sliced
  • Water as needed
  • 1 1/2 c Milk
  • 1 c Butter
  • 5 tb Flour
  • 1 c Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 sl Ham, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 ts Nutmeg
  • 3/4 lb Phyllo
  • Melted butter for brushing



Clean chicken and put into a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to
boil, skimming off froth as it rises. Add onions; cook abt. 1 1/2 hrs.
Remove chicken from stock and let cool. Cut meat into thin strips. Strain
stock and onions; reserve 1 c. Replace on heat. Add milk and keep stock
hot. Melt 5 tb. of butter. Add flour and stir to mix well. Add hot stock
and continue to mix until it thickens, then remove from heat. Add cheese
and eggs and mix well. Add chicken, ham, salt & pepper, and nutmeg and mix

Butter a pan slightly smaller than the phyllo sheets, brushing each
first with melted butter. Pour on filling, spreading it evenly. Fold over
the extending sides of the phyllo to partially cover the filling; brush
with melted butter. Cover with remaining phyllo, again brushing each sheet
first with butter. Now trim the phyllo to fit the pan. Pour the reamining
butter over the pie. Socre throught the top layers and sprinkle light with
water. Bake in preheated 350 F. oven for 1 hr.

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