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
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
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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