Chicken Cigar Wraps with Paprika Sauce Recipe -
  • READY IN 38 mins

Chicken Cigar Wraps with Paprika Sauce

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"Delicious, flavorful chicken mix is wrapped up in phyllo dough, baked and served with a creamy, spicy sauce. Serve hot as an appetizer or main course."

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Original recipe makes 16 appetizer servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    18 mins

    38 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground chicken, shallots, wine, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Lay out one phyllo sheet on a clean surface, and brush with a light layer of melted butter. Place another sheet on top. Form a 1/2 inch thick strip of the chicken mixture along the long side of the sheets of dough. Roll up like a long cigar, dabbing the end of the dough with a little butter to seal. Cut into 3 inch sections to make cigars. You should get 3 cigars per roll. Place the cigars in a baking dish, and repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling.
  4. Bake for 18 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the rolls are deep golden brown and crispy.
  5. While the cigars are baking, whisk together the cream, sour cream, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir just until the sauce is hot. Do not boil. Remove from heat and serve as a dipping sauce for the cigars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 08, 2006

We really like this! It's fairly easy to make and the sauce tastes really good with the wraps. I've made it two times now once with ground turkey and once with ground chicken.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 25, 2005

I like the idea of this recipe but I will definitely make some changes. It calls for way too much cumin. That's all I could taste. Too much red pepper flake as well. I would use more phyllo dough. The sauce wasn't good. I just started grabbing spices and mixing them in. I won't make the sauce again.


6 Ratings

Jan 30, 2009

I liked this idea and I may make it again... I agree that there was too much cumin and probably too much red pepper. I added more filo dough to make it flakier and I liked that, I couldn't imagine it with less... And I agree... i didn't like the sause very much, not sure what I'll do differently next time. My husband liked it but didn't love it, didn't dive for the leftovers... I couldn't finish, way too much cumin so next time I'll do changes but I do think I'd try it again.

Sep 16, 2009

it was worth the efforts. i adjusted the spices down a little to suit the kids taste, and everyone loved it, even the sauce.

Sep 15, 2009

Too much prep for small reward. I made a different sauce, the recipe sauce didn't sound appealing. These take some time to make!

Sep 26, 2008

Pretty bland. Sounded really good, but it just didn't deliver.


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  • Calories
  • 290 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 389 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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