INGREDIENTS
2 chicken breasts finely cut into small pieces
cup minced almonds
cup crushed walnuts
cup pine nuts
cup olive oil
1 egg
tsp orange peel
cup milk
cup pure honey
3 garlic cloves
tsp vanilla extract
10 saffron petals
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp finely chopped cilantro
tsp anise seeds
tsp fennel seeds
tsp celery seeds
2 thick phyllo dough sheets

PREPARATION
1. Sautee chicken in a saucepan with olive oil and garlic at medium heat.
2. Add cumin, black pepper, honey, minced almonds and crushed nuts, saffron, cilantro, anise seeds, fennel seeds, celery seeds.
3. Set aside when chicken is brown and done.
4. Mix milk, 1 egg and cinnamon together in a bowl or cup
5. Cut the 2 phyllo sheets into 18 square pieces. Brush each sheet with #4 mixture.
6. Take 1 tablespoon of #3 and place on each square of 9 phyllo squares.
7. Cover each #6 with squares from #5.
8. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
9. Place stuffed phyllo in a baking sheet with nonstick spray or olive oil.
10. Place in oven and let bake for 15 Minutes or until golden.
11. Occasionally brush outside of pastry with #4.
12. Serves up to 5 people.

PRESENTATION
This pastry dish can be served in several ways. My favorite is in a bed of blueberry, strawberry or pineapple or banana sauce. Garnish with berries and a couple of mint leaves. This dish can be served as an appetizer or as an entree.

For seafood lovers: chicken can be substituted with shrimp, or fresh crabmeat. (Add lemon and dill to the list above.) For vegetarians, chicken can be substituted with spinach.

My personal creation.






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