Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is a beautiful chicken dish that can be made for both week nights and company.
- 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 cup green onion, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup of fresh mint, chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 8 sheets phyllo pastry, thawed
- 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
- lemon wedge
- Heat oven to 350 F.
- In bowl, mash together feta cheese, egg yolks and garlic. Mix in onions, parsley, mint and pepper.
- Cut chicken breast in half almost but not all the way through; open like book. Spread feta mixture evenly on 1 half of each breast; fold breast over to enclose.
- Place 1 sheet of phyllo on work surface, keeping remainder covered with damp towel to prevent drying out. Brush lightly with some of the butter; top with second sheet and brush lightly with butter. Centre 1 breast on phyllo about 2 inches (5 cm) from short edge; fold long sides over chicken and roll up. Repeat with remaining chicken.
- Place in lightly greased baking dish; brush with remaining butter. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.).
- Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until crisp and golden, about 45 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.
The first time I went to make this I couldn't find the feta cheese I had bought the day before and this time as the hot weather had taken its toll on our parsley and I wasn't going to use mint as we don't care for it I used finely chopped baby spinach and as I was only filling 3 small breasts I ended up with some filling left over so I used up extra filo pastry that I had and made little triangles which I will cook up tomorrow as a snack dish but we all loved the chicken and to my surprise the DM did not pick out the spinach and actually ate and that gets bonus points from me any day :lol: thank you Deantini, made for Went Tom Market tag game.
As much as we enjoy chicken, I had to try this one late last night for DS, and I. Very nice, and flavorful recipe, as the mint gave it extra flavor. Though I cut down the onions a little, made as posted. This is a nice change for chicken as we definately enjoyed this. The cooking times were right on the money. Made for Holiday Tag..
Since I made this as a trial run for company next week, I cut the recipe in half to serve just the 2 of us, even using the mint, which is something I don't usually include! Very, very tasty & definitely what I'll be making for my company, thanks to you & the recipe you posted! I've prepared chicken breasts in a lot of different ways, but this recipe gives them a unique & very enjoyable flavor ~ Many thanks for sharing it! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]