Tyson Ready or Not Recipe Challenge

By Central PA Live

Published 06/10 2014 12:22AM

Updated 06/13 2014 06:37PM

Local Taste of Home Field Editor Teena Petrus receives the most votes in the Tyson Ready or Not Recipe Challenge!

Taste of Home challenged its field editors to “dress up” Tyson Grilled & Ready chicken with their best recipes, and the readers got to decide who “dressed it best.” Teena’s recipe for Chicken & Mushroom Spanakopitas received 30% of the votes and won! Congratulations Teena!

Try Teena’s winning recipe for yourself.
Chicken & Mushroom Spanakopitas
6 Servings
Prep: 30 min.
Bake: 20 min.
•  4 cups Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Frozen Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
•  1 tablespoon olive oil
•  1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
•  2 garlic cloves, minced
•  1 teaspoon minced fresh mint
•  1/2 teaspoon each minced fresh sage and thyme
•  1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
•  1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
•  36 sheets phyllo dough (14x9-inch size)
•  Butter-flavored cooking spray
•  Refrigerated tzatziki sauce, optional
Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare chicken according to package directions; coarsely chop. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a bowl; stir in herbs, spinach, cheese and chicken.
Layer six sheets of phyllo dough on a work surface, spritzing each with cooking spray. (Cover remaining phyllo with plastic wrap and a damp towel.) Cut the stack lengthwise in half. Place 1/3 cup filling on one end of each strip. Fold a corner of dough over filling, forming a triangle. Fold triangle up, continuing to fold like a flag. Spritz end with cooking spray and seal. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Spritz triangles with cooking spray; place on baking sheets. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. If desired, serve with tzatziki.
Nutritional Facts: 2 spanakopitas (calculated without tzatziki) equals 371 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 751 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 23 g protein.
© Taste of Home 2014

Tzatziki Sauce

16 oz plain yogurt
2 cucumbers, seeded, peeled, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
½ lemon juiced
1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
3 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients until well mixed. Refrigerate at least one hour to allow ingredients to marinate.  Stir before serving.

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