All posts tagged: moroccan chicken pie

Aromatic Chicken Pie

Some time ago we decided to cook the traditional moroccan bastilla. We tried out several versions, and in a while  drifted away to our version of chicken pie. We cooked it with dates or sultanas, with chicken livers or not, with hard boiled eggs or scrambled in chicken stock, almonds or pine-nuts – depending on what we had in the fridge and pantry. We settled on the following recipe, for individual or bigger pies. It references to the original moroccan pie in the sense that we kept the sugar and cinnamon on top. This is a simple but time-consuming recipe and everybody loves it. Makes 6 individual pies 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 kg onions, diced 2 Tbsp finely grated fresh ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus 1/2 tsp extra for dusting 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1/2 tsp ground mace a pinch of saffron threads 400 ml warm chicken stock or water 10 dates, pitted and finely chopped 80g pine nuts, toasted 20g  fresh coriander, …