Chicken Pastel

Chicken Pastel Recipe (Chicken Casserole Baked in a Crust)

Chicken Pastel is a hearty casserole dish that is usually served with pie crust on top. A typical Filipino Chicken Pastel crust is similar to a buko pie and empanada crust.

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Chicken Pastel Recipe Ingredients:

* One 1 1/2 kilo chicken, cut in pieces
* One can (14 ounces) sliced Vienna sausage
* 3 diced potatoes
* 1 diced carrot
* 1 up mushrooms, cut in half
* 1 sliced in strips green bell pepper
* 1/2 cup sweet peas
* 1 minced onion
* 1/4 cup grated cheese
* 1 cup margarine
* 2 cups chicken stock (broth)
* 1/2 cup evaporated milk
* 4 tablespoons soy sauce
* 1 lemon extract (juice)
* 1 egg, beaten
* Salt and pepper to taste

Chicken Pastel Crust:

* 2 cups flour
* 1/2 cup corn oil or vegetable oil
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 cup of water

Chicken Pastel Cooking Instructions:

1). In a bowl, marinate chicken lemon juice and soy sauce for an hour.

2). In a skillet, melt margarine and brown chicken, set aside.

3). Sauté onion, bell pepper an mushrooms then add chicken broth. Simmer for 15 minutes then add potatoes, carrots, sweet peas, sausages, grated cheese and milk. Continue cooking for 10 minutes. Salt to taste.

4). Transfer to a baking dish.

5). Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

6). On a bowl, combine the flour, salt, cold water and oil. Mix into a ball.

7). On a flat surface, roll flat the pastry and cover the chicken pastel mixture and seal the sides by pressing on the edges. Remove excess pastry.

8). Punch small holes on the pastry to let out steam during baking then brush with beaten egg.

9). Bake until golden brown (about 15 minutes).

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