Chicken bastilla is a traditional chicken pie from Morocco. This dish is also known as pastilla, bestila, b’stila, and bisteeya. The name used for the dish depends on the region you are in.
A thin, crispy pastry shell conceals savory chicken saffron, spicy omelet filling, and a crunchy coating of sweetened orange flower water fried almonds. The unique combination of flavors is topped off with a garnish of powdered sugar and cinnamon. It takes some time to prepare an authentic recipe, but you will find it worth the effort.
To learn how to make this unique and exotic dish at home, follow the recipe below. It may take a few tries to perfect the recipe, but in all cases, it will be a delicious dish that your friends and family will love.
About Moroccan Chicken Bastilla
Over the years, Moroccan cuisine has been inspired by the contacts and exchanges between Morocco and other cultures and nations. Typically, Moroccan cuisine is a mixture of Berber, Arab, Andalusian, and Mediterranean cuisine with slight European and sub-Saharan influences. Regardless of the dish or influence, Moroccan cuisine is full of flavor.
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