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Deconstructed Chicken Samosa Phyllo Shells

Total Time: 53 MIN Makes: 30 appetizers
Prep Time: 15 MIN Cook Time: 38 MIN

Craving the traditional flavors and spices of chicken samosas but don’t have time to make the dough? Try this deconstructed version with all the wonderful spiced chicken enhanced by a crispy phyllo dough shell.

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon green chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 8 ounces ground chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 packages (15 count, each) Athens® Phyllo Shells
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, sliced (for garnish)


Heat oil in large sauté pan. Add fennel seeds, cook over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until they become aromatic. Add chili pepper and onion, continue cooking 2-3 more minutes or until onion becomes translucent. Stir in garlic, ginger, chicken and continue cooking, stirring periodically 8-10 minutes or until the the chicken is cooked through. Reduce heat to medium low and mix in salt, cumin, garam masala, coriander, turmeric and lemon juice. Cook 2 more minutes and remove from heat.

Spoon filling into phyllo shells.

Sprinkle with cilantro and green onion. Serve immediately.


Serving size: 1 Shell (18g), Amount per serving: Calories 45, Total Fat – 2.5g, Saturated fat – 0g, Trans Fat – 0g, Cholesterol – 5mg, Sodium – 50mg, Dietary Fiber – 0g, Total Carbohydrate – 3g, Sugars – 0g, Protein – 3g, Vitamin D – 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%, Potassium – 0%