Phyllo Nests with spicy chicken-Litsa!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis on. Posted in Meze, Recipes

Phyllo Nests with spicy chicken is easy to make and they are so delicious!

A very original recipe! You don’t know what to do with leftover rotisserie chicken here is your solution!

The recipe is small. You can double it if you like.

Delicious finger food. A recipe you will fall in love with and adopt!

Perfect for brunch!From the book Boukia-Boukia by Litsa Bolontzakis


Phyllo Nests with spicy chicken-Litsa!


  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked chicken diced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • tbsp butter (not salted)
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 5 mushrooms diced
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Pepper and a little salt

Prepare the chicken filling

In a heavy frying pan add the oil and butter

Add onion, garlic, and pistachios, sauté for a few minutes, add mushrooms and continue for another 2 minutes.

Add the chicken and cook for another 3 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients and cook a little longer stirring the mixture well together.

Taste your filling and adjust seasonings

Let cool and spoon mixture into your prepared Phyllo nests.

They are very easy and actually pleasing to the eye, very original.

To make the Phyllo Nests 

For the nest’s you will need 2 Phyllo squares to fit a muffin cup.

Butter each phyllo and cut squares, fit in the muffin cup and repeat with the second phyllo square.

Bake for 10 minutes in medium heat or 325, remove and let cool.

Your Phyllo nests with spicy chicken are ready to be enjoyed!



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Litsa Bolontzakis

Litsa Bolontzakis

Children's book and cookbook author Litsa Bolontzakis is an expert on Greek cooking and that culture's easy, simple way of life. Her desire is to help other families learn from her culture how to appreciate the simple things in life and grow to enjoy the seasons and the gifts they bring.

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