Prepare time: 20 min
Cook: 1 hr 20 min
Ready in: 1 hr 40 min

A sweet chicken pie with a subtle difference – found on my journeys in the Middle East and North Africa. Makes a perfect buffet dish. Make sure bouillon is strongly flavored.


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 (17.5 ounces) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken breasts in a small saucepan and cover with bouillon and water.
  3. Poach over medium-low heat, just below the boiling point.
  4. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, until no longer pink in center. Dice chicken.
  5. Reserve bouillon.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk eggs with 1/2 cup reserved bouillon and chopped parsley. In a separate bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.
  7. Roll out one sheet of pastry into a 12-inch square.
  8. Cut other sheets of pastry in half and roll out into two 8 inch squares. Fit 12 inch square of pastry into a 9-inch pie pan.
  9. Spread half of the diced chicken evenly across the bottom of the pastry.
  10. Pour half of the egg mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with half of cinnamon and sugar mixture, then with salt and pepper. Cover with one 8 inch square of pastry.
  11. Cover pastry square with remaining chicken, egg mixture, and cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper.
  12. Cover with a remaining pastry square. Fold edges of bottom pastry over the top of the pie.
  13. Brush with melted butter or margarine.
  14. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, until golden brown.
  15. Serve lukewarm or cold.