Saturday, January 19, 2008

Chicken Pillows Recipe

1 pound chicken breast meat, boned and cubed
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 pkg phyllo pastry (find this in the freezer section, and thaw out)

Combine all ingredients, except butter and pastry. Marinate overnight. Cut pastry sheets in quarters. Wrap chicken pieces in pastry brushed with melted butter to resemble bite size pillows (start on one end, start rolling up the chicken, fold over the sides, and continue rolling till end). Once they're all on the baking tray, brush tops of pastry with remaining butter.

Bake at 400F for 15 minutes. Or freeze unbaked on trays and bake as needed at 400F for 20 minutes from frozen. Serve with tzatziki dip or plum sauce.


ann-margret said...

P.S. Your bag is 3/4 done. :)

Ann-Margret said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! This sounds great and I will most definitely have to try it. My mom makes the best spinach pie (spanakopita) using phyllo and, of course, a lot of people make baklava or tiropita (cheese pie) with it... but I don't think any I know has ever tried it with chicken! Yum!!! :D