Chicken & Spinach Turnovers

I’m a big fan of spanokopia, the Greek dish made with Spinach and feta in phyllo dough.  To turn it into a meal on the go, I add chicken to mine spin on this dish.  I like make these ahead of time and freeze them, all I need to do to make a meal is pop them in the oven until they’re warm.

Here’s what you’ll need

1 cup frozen spinach with all the liquid squeezed out (or use about a pound of fresh, wilted and squeezed of excess liquid)

3/4 cup shredded chicken (I use leftovers my weekend roast or a store bought rotisserie)

1/4 cup feta cheese

1/2 onion diced small

1 teaspoon dried dill


2 cloves garlic minced

salt and pepper to taste.

To Make:

In a large bowl mix together chicken, spinach, garlic, onion, dill and cheese.  Season to taste  Set aside.

Take a sheet of phyllo dough (defrosted if you got it from the freezer section) and lay it on your cutting board.  Brush with butter, Fold in half.  Butter and fold in half again, and then one more time.  Place a heaping tablespoon of the filling in the corner of the dough, butter around the filling and fold over into a triangle like shape (I like to call my shapes inspired by triangles.), making sure to close all the sides tightly.

Place on a greased cookie sheet, brush with butter and sprinkle the top with a little bit of kosher salt.

Bake at 450 until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

I like to serve them with marinara sauce for dipping (I like to dip) and a green salad.

I've always enjoyed making a mess in the kitchen. As a small child I used to sneak into the kitchen to make "rabbit stew" (this consisted of emptying my mom's spices into a large pot of water. Yeah, I was a great kid.) These days I spend my time in the kitchen cobbling together "what-ever-the-heck-you've-got casserole", pushing ethnic-inspired food on my husband and occasionally being called upon to feed the in-laws. I hope you enjoy trying these recipes in your own kitchen. Make sure you let me know what you like! If you want to find me elsewhere on the web- well good luck with that! I'm a baby blogger- this is my first foray into blog land (so let me know how I'm doing!). In real life I can often be found lurking amongst the stacks at local bookstores and libraries sipping on diet pepsi.

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