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If you like Greek spanakopita, you'll love this phyllo chicken recipe for dinner. Like the Mediterranean pie, this ground chicken casserole idea is loaded with spinach and feta and topped with flaky phyllo dough.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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35 mins
45 mins
80 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In an extra-large skillet heat butter over medium-high heat until melted. Add ground chicken and onion; cook about 8 minutes or until chicken is brown and onion is tender, using a wooden spoon to break up chicken as it cooks. Drain off fat. Stir in spinach, black pepper, salt, nutmeg, and crushed red pepper; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in eggs, feta cheese, and oregano.

  • Unfold phyllo dough. Using a sharp knife, cut a 1-inch strip off one of the short ends of the phyllo stack; discard. Place a phyllo sheet in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Lightly coat phyllo sheet with cooking spray. (As you work, cover the remaining phyllo dough with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.) Top with seven more sheets, coating each sheet with cooking spray. Spread chicken mixture over phyllo in dish. Top with the remaining eight phyllo sheets, coating each sheet with cooking spray and casually crumpling the top few sheets.

  • Bake, uncovered, about 45 minutes or until mixture is heated through and top is brown.


Feta cheese is available in a variety of flavors, any of which would work well in this dish.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; fat 29g; cholesterol 273mg; saturated fat 13g; carbohydrates 29g; mono fat 10g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 4g; protein 41g; vitamin a 124.9IU; vitamin c 7.7mg; thiamin 0.5mg; riboflavin 1.2mg; niacin equivalents 10.3mg; vitamin b6 1.2mg; folate 221.8mcg; vitamin b12 1.9mcg; sodium 1024mg; potassium 1229mg; calcium 383.7mg; iron 5.2mg.