Chicken-Feta Phyllo Cups with Tzatziki Sauce

Chicken-Feta Phyllo Cups with Tzatziki Sauce
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 phyllo cups and 1 1/4 cups sauce


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 8 sheets (14x9 inches) frozen phyllo dough, thawed

  • ¾ cup boiling water

  • cup whole wheat couscous

  • 2 cup chopped cooked chicken breast

  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach

  • ½ cup roasted red sweet pepper, drained and chopped

  • cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

  • ¼ cup finely chopped, pitted kalamata olives

  • ¼ cup bottled light Italian salad dressing

  • 1 recipe Tzatziki Sauce

  • lemon wedges (optional)

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup plain low-fat Greek or regular yogurt

  • ½ cup finely chopped, seeded cucumber

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh mint

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray. On a work surface, lightly coat one sheet of phyllo dough with cooking spray (keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out). Top with another sheet of phyllo and lightly coat with cooking spray. Repeat layering two more times, making a stack of four phyllo sheets. Repeat with remaining phyllo and additional cooking spray to make a second stack.

  2. Cut each stack in half lengthwise; cut crosswise into thirds. Press rectangles into prepared muffin cups, pleating as necessary to fit. Bake 5 minutes or just until phyllo starts to brown.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine boiling water and couscous; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in the next six ingredients (through salad dressing).

  4. Spoon chicken mixture into partially baked phyllo cups. Bake 5 to 7 minutes more or until heated through and phyllo is golden. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. Serve with Tzatziki Sauce. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.

Tzatziki Sauce

  1. In a medium bowl stir together yogurt, cucumber, mint, and salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
8g Fat
31g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 528mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 160mg 3%
Folate, total 44.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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