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Chicken Spinach Feta Pie

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.

 

 

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.While 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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 ingredients list :

  • Fourteen sheets 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.
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Chicken Spinach Feta Pie

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.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cool8 mins
Total Time1 hr 13 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Chicken Spinach Feta Pie, Spanakopita
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 745kcal
Author: hmccallum

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
  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 01 | Calories: 745kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog
    January 27, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations Heidy! Your Chicken Spinach Feta Pie has been featured at our Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party at Moore or Less Cooking!!

    LINK: http://mooreorlesscooking.com/2015/01/26/simple-supper-tuesday-linky-party-46/

  • Reply
    Bonnie
    January 19, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    This recipe sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty. We hope you’ll party with us again this Friday.
    ~Bonnie

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 19, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Bonnie,
      Thanks so much for having there, glad you enjoyed the Chicken Spinach & Feta Pie recipe
      Besos
      Heidy

  • Reply
    taranoland
    January 18, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I could eat this all day long, amazing!!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Chicken and Spinach Feta Pie is the bomb!You definitely have to make it!

  • Reply
    debi
    January 16, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I love filo dough but need to make more things with it! This looks divine! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply
    Shauna Smart
    January 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Oh yum! I am going to have to give this recipe a try. I love recipes with spinach!

  • Reply
    Ashley Bee
    January 16, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I wish my future husband liked feta or green leafy veggies… I’d make this all the time!

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    Culinary Flavors
    January 16, 2015 at 6:15 am

    Being a Greek I was raised with spanakopita which is one of the most common pitas you can find in a Greek home. My mom yesterday actually made one. I love your chicken tweak, makes it a whole meal by itself!

  • Reply
    Michelle De La Cerda
    January 16, 2015 at 2:01 am

    This looks wonderful, it has all of my favorite things in it. Ok, it has feta and that’s all I need to be happy in life. 😉

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 16, 2015 at 2:58 am

      Feta is so delicious! Thanks for stopping by and showing some love!

  • Reply
    Jillian {Food Folks and Fun}
    January 15, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    You, love anything with crispy filo dough!

  • Reply
    Kris ~ Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies
    January 15, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    This sounds so good! Dishes I have made similar to this have been vegetarian, so I know my husband would love for me to try your twist with the chicken it it.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 16, 2015 at 2:55 am

      Thanks so much I appreciate you dropping by! I bet yours is delicious too!

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