Pastel de pollo

Pastel de pollo is a dish made with chicken, vegetables, and a pastry crust. It is a common dish in many Latin American and Spanish-speaking countries. To make pastel de pollo, you will need:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 cup of diced vegetables (such as carrots, peas, and potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry or pie crust dough

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir until a paste forms.
  3. Gradually add the chicken broth or water, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.
  4. Add the shredded chicken and diced vegetables to the saucepan and season with salt and pepper. Stir until the vegetables are tender and the mixture is well combined.
  5. Transfer the chicken and vegetable mixture to a baking dish.
  6. Roll out the puff pastry or pie crust dough to a thickness of about 1/8 inch. Cut the dough into strips or use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
  7. Arrange the strips or shapes on top of the chicken and vegetable mixture in a decorative pattern.
  8. Bake the pastel de pollo in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown.
  9. Allow the pastel de pollo to cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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