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Chicken Spinach Feta Pie

January 15, 2015 (Last Updated: July 1, 2021)

Greek-inspired Chicken Spinach Feta Pie is a twist on an old Greek recipe “Spanakopita”  combining Chicken, organic Spinach, onion, fresh garlic, lemon, feta cheese,  fresh herbs, and spices all contained in a rich buttery, flaky Phyllo (Filo) dough.

Spanakopita or spinach pie is a Greek savory pastry with a filling of chopped spinach, feta cheese, onions or scallions, egg, and seasoning. The mixture is wrapped or layered in filo pastry with butter or olive oil, either in a large pan from which individual servings are cut or rolled into individual triangular servings.

 

 

Chicken Spinach Feta PieWhile the filo dough recipe is most common, many recipes from the Greek islands call for a crust made of flour and water to form a crunchier, calzone-like exterior in place of the flaky filo dough. The pastry is golden in color when baked. The color often enhanced by butter and egg yolk. Other white, fresh, preferably salted cheeses may also be mixed with, or substituted for, the feta cheese.- Source Wikipedia 

I adore most Greek foods such as Spanakopita, so I decided to add a tweak to the recipe to make a casserole serve for dinner without all the fuss and muss over cooking and cleaning– turns out this has been one of my better lazy concoctions that I’ve been making the last four years. I thought I would share it with you all, enjoy dinner and be the judge of it yourselves.

 

 

Chicken Spinach Feta PieBelow you will find my delicious Greek-inspired recipe for Chicken Spinach & Feta Pie with easy-to-find ingredients and simple-to-follow instructions.

 

 

 

Chicken Spinach Feta Pie

 

 

Chicken Spinach Feta Pie ingredients list :

  • Fourteen sheets of filo dough

  • Four tablespoons unsalted butter

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • Juice of one lemon

  • One medium sweet onion, finely chopped

  • Two cloves garlic, minced

  • Three – (6 ounce) grilled chicken breasts, cut into small pieces

  • One large package or 24 ounces Organic Spinach chopped

  • 1/4 of a cup of heavy cream

  • Six ounces crumbled feta cheese

  • Two teaspoons of chopped dill weed

  • Kosher salt

  • Fresh ground pepper

 

 

 

 

Greek-inspired Chicken Spinach & Feta Pie is a twist on an old Greek recipe "Spanakopita"  combining Chicken, organic Spinach, onion, fresh garlic, lemon, feta cheese,  fresh herbs, and spices all contained in a rich buttery flaky Phyllo (Filo) dough.

Chicken Spinach Feta Pie

hmccallum
Greek-inspired Chicken Spinach & Feta Pie is a twist on an old Greek recipe “Spanakopita” combining Chicken, organic Spinach, onion, fresh garlic, lemon, feta cheese, fresh herbs, and spices all contained in a rich buttery flaky Phyllo (Filo) dough.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cool 8 mins
Total Time 1 hr 13 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 8 people
Calories 265 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 14 sheets Phyllo dough 1 roll
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter + more
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Lemon Zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 6 ounce grilled boneless chicken breasts
  • 24 ounces Spinach chopped Organic
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces feta cheese crumbles
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill weed chopped
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • black pepper to own taste

Instructions
 

  •  Remove the filo dough from the freezer; thaw dough overnight in a refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Zest 1 fresh lemon using a micro plane, be sure not to go into the white part- then squeeze the lemon you have just zested for juice. Chop 1 medium sweet onion and then mince cloves of garlic. Dice the 3 grilled chicken breasts.
  • Thaw the spinach Microwave on defrost setting. Once done place spinach in a clean and dry towel to removes excess moister by gently but firmly squeezing spinach in a towel to remove all water
  • Melt 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter on high for 30 seconds or until melted.
  • Coat a large rectangular baking dish lightly with melted butter. Place one phyllo sheet in dish; brush lightly with butter; then repeat for a total of 7 bottom layers.
  • Combine zest of 1 lemon, juice of 1 lemon, 1 medium chopped sweet onion, 2 cloves of garlic that have been minced, chopped chicken breasts, 24 ounces of chopped organic spinach, 1/4 of a cup of heavy cream, 6 ounces of feta cheese, dill weed, season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, spread mixture evenly over filo dough.
  • Place one filo sheet in a dish on top of spinach and chicken mixture; brush lightly with butter, then repeat with a total of 7 top layers.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden. Let stand about 8 minutes before serving.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 466mgPotassium: 364mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 10347IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 231mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken Spinach Feta Pie, Spanakopita
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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachelle
    December 9, 2020 at 9:45 am

    I’m currently in the process of making this recipe and realized that you do not include the spinach in your ingredient list. I found it later in the recipe instructions but thought you might want to know. Cheers.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      December 9, 2020 at 11:12 am

      Good morning! Nice catch! It was listed in the top ingredients and somehow I spoofed and did not put it in the recipe card. Sorry about that.

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