Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is a fairly easy to make dish that you can serve for either a family dinner or for a dinner party. It is excellent served with a steamed green such as spinach or rapini, simply dressed with a little olive oil and garlic.
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 cup chopped green onion
- 1⁄3 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1⁄3 cup chopped of fresh mint
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 8 sheets phyllo pastry
- 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
- lemon wedge
- In bowl, mash together feta cheese, egg yolks and garlic.
- Mix in onions, parsley, mint and pepper.
- With sharp knife held horizontally and starting at rounded side, cut chicken in half almost but not all the way through; open like a 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 a 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 from the short edge; fold long sides over chicken and roll up.
- Repeat with remaining chicken.
- Place in lightly greased baking dish; brush with remaining butter.
- If making ahead, cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
- Bake in 350 degree F oven until crisp and golden, about 45 minutes.
- Serve with lemon wedges.
Simple and elegant! This was fun to make. Thanks for the straight forward directions. It was the first time I've really used phyllo and you made it so easy for me. It was great to be able to use fresh herbs from my garden for this. The seasonings were just right. I used good Greek feta and although it is much less salty than our Canadian feta I did not add any salt as per your recipe. As I said, the seasonings were perfect! I found the bottoms to be a bit soggy. Perhaps if I put the bundles on a rack I might avoid this. It did not effct the taste or the presentation one bit. This is a keeper Irmgard, yummy!
I did add salt, pepper and some paprika to the chicken... (I just can't do without my salt!)Otherwise, it's a tasty and visually appealing dish...I shall be making again! :) Thank you Irmgard.
This was very well received at my dinner party. It looked nice and tasted great. It does take really take 1 hour and 15 minutes to make, and it does make the perfect amount of filling. I tried to make a little extra, but the extra was leftover. I did have a problem with cutting open the chicken breasts. Most were too thin to split. I simply put some filling on the breast and folded it in half. This worked okay for some of them, though with others the filling oozed out and the phyllo dough broke open. Thankfully I’d made extra.