Chicken and Spinach Spanakopita

Chicken and Spinach Spanakopita

A nice version of Spanakopita with chicken, makes a whole dinner. Just add a salad!

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16 oz package filo dough, unthawed, you'll have some left over - it can be refroze
cup butter, melted
16 oz container ricotta
large large eggs, beaten
garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2
cups feta, crumbled
ounces frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
cup finely chopped fresh parsley
zest zest of one lemon
tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2
cups chicken breast, torn in bite size pieces, I used a rotisserie chicken
teaspoon ground pepper
  1. 1. Place a sheet pan on the lower rack in your oven and preheat to 375˚F.
  2. Unfold filo sheets on your counter and cover with plastic wrap, then a damp kitchen towel. (It dries out very quickly and if this happens it will be difficult to work with.) Remove 1 sheet at a time and brush with melted butter. Layer filo in a 8-9 inch greased, high-sided ovenproof sauté pan or cast iron skillet allowing at least 5 inches of filo to overhang all around
  3. In a bowl, mix the ricotta, eggs, garlic and Feta and freshly ground pepper. Taste and add salt, if need (usually the salt from the Feta cheese will be enough). Add the spinach, chicken, parsley, lemon zest and juice, and peppers and gently combine.
  4. Spoon the ricotta mixture into the pan, then fold the pastry over the top, scrunching to seal. Brush 2 more sheets of filo with butter and tear into strips. Scrunch the strips and place decoratively over the top of the tar. Brush all over with a bit more melted butter.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden and set. Check after 20 minutes and cover with foil for remainder of baking time if getting too brown. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before serving in slices.
Makes Servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Make sure you read directions on filo dough if you have never used it before. It drys out quickly. Keep covered with a warm moist towel to keep it from drying out while you are working with it.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving ()
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.