A German word meaning "whirlpool", used to describe a type of pastry which is made up of many paper thin layers that are spread with a sweet or savory filling and then rolled before baking to a crispy golden brown. The most popular and commonly known type is apple strudel.
When it comes to chicken recipes, this one ranks near the top. Flaky phyllo dough rollups are stuffed with a mixture of chopped chicken, onions, spinach, and cheeses and baked until golden brown. These chicken strudels make an excellent brunch or supper entrée.