This is a Rachel Ray recipe from her 365 - No Repeats cookbook. This is a yummy easy dinner, that looks harder than it is to make.
- 1 1⁄3 lbs ground chicken breast
- 6 scallions, thinly sliced, then chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 chipotle chile in adobo, finely chopped
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- 6 sheets phyllo dough, defrosted
- 4 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 1 avocado
- 3 limes, juice of
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
- Combine the ground chicken, scallions, cheese, garlic, and chipotles and season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer the mixture to a sealable plastic bag. Turn the bag into a homemade pastry bag by trimming 1 1/2 inches off one of the bottom corners of the bag.
- Arrange phyllo dough with the long side closest to you on your kitchen counter, brush liberally with the melted margarine, season with salt and pepper. Place another sheet of phyllo on top, brush with margarine again, and season with salt and pepper. Repeat with third sheet of phyllo.
- Place the trimmed end of the pastry bag 1/2 inch in from the left side and 1/2 inch up from the bottom of the phyllo sheet. Squeeze half the chicken mixture from the bag while moving along in a straight line from left to right. Roll the front edge of the phyllo sheet away from you, ensasing the chicken mixture. Continue until you have completed a long roll. Tuck the ends in and then brush the entire outside of the phyllo log with more melted butter. Transfer the first log to a rimmed cookie sheet, putting the seam side down. Repeat this process to make the second log with the remaining half of the chicken mixture. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the logs feel firm to the touch.
- While the phyllo-wrapped chicken is in the oven, cut the avacado in half and remove skin and seed. Place in a food processor and combine with lime juice, cilantro, course salt, and about 3 tablespoons of water. Process until the avacaodo mixture is smooth, then stream the Olive Oil into the dressing. Season to taste.
- Once the rolls are cooked, remove from oven and let them cool just enough to handle. Cut each roll in half, then cut each half into 3 equal pieces. Serve 3 chicken rolls per person. With a small ramekin of the dipping sauce.
This is a great recipe and everyone should try it. However, if the person who posted this is going to post someone else's recipes, she should avoid making her own misguided changes to it. The original recipe calls for sharp cheddar, not reduced fat cheese. It also calls for real, pure, butter, not margarine. Pretty typical of you to copy a recipe and add in your own neurotic changes as if they were put in there by the chef.
I've made this before, got the cookbook, and it is totally awesome!! Very unique flavor and texture...the whole Family Circus loved it! I substituted ground turkey for chicken in mine kept the rest the same. And no it isn't as hard as it looks to make and totally worth it!
These were very good! I doubled te chipotle chile to 2, but it still wasn't overly spicy. Next time I will try 3...maybe even 4. I used shredded chicken instead of ground, and it still turned out perfectly. I will be making these more often! Thanks for the recipe!