Greek Chicken in a Phyllo Wrap with Tzatziki Sauce

Jane Whittaker

By
@janenov46

This started as a recipe in a Tyson Chicken cook book, but I added quite a few things to it including the tzatziki sauce.
This is more construction than it is measuring so the amounts are approximate.


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Serves:

3 to 4

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

tzatziki sauce:
1 c
greek yogurt
1 c
cucumber, seeds removed, and diced
2 tsp
crushed garlic
2 tsp
lemon juice, or to taste
1/2 tsp
salt, or to taste
2 tsp
fresh mint, chopped
1 to 2 tsp
hot sauce, optional
chicken and marinade part:
1 1/2 lb
boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
crushed garlic
1/2 tsp
each salt and pepper
4 Tbsp
marinated artichokes, chopped
4 Tbsp
kalamata olives, chopped
4 Tbsp
feta, crumbled
1 tsp
dried oregano
1/2 tsp
each salt and pepper
3 Tbsp
melted butter
12
sheets phyllo dough

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make the tzatzki sauce enough ahead to allow flavors to marry. Combine the yogurt, cucumbers, garlic. lemon juice, salt, mint and hot sauce.
Cover and chill.
2
Cut the chicken into 6 strips, the long way.
3
Put the chicken in a zip lock bag and add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper.
4
Rotate bag a few times and refrigerate at least 1 hour, longer is better.
5
Make a pocket in each piece of chicken by slicing the side and opening up the chicken like a book.
6
How much you want to stuff is to your judgement, I put in about a teaspoon each of artichokes, olives and feta.
7
Close the chicken up and season with oregano, and salt and pepper.
8
Line a cookie sheet with foil (no cleanup) and spray with non stick spray.
9
Melt the butter, and open up the Phyllo. Cover the phyllo with plastic wrap and then a damp towel, removing the sheets one by one.
10
Brush melted butter on the first sheet, from the middle out to the edges, repeat until you have 6 sheets.
11
Cut the sheets crosswise wide enough to cover your filling, maybe about 4 inches.
12
Place a piece of chicken on the dough, season with salt, pepper and oregano, wrap it around the chicken, and set on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat for the rest of the chicken pieces and the phyllo.
13
Bake in a preheated 425° for 15 minutes, then turn oven down to 400° if it looks like the dough is cooking too fast.
14
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until internal temp is 180°
Serve with tzatziki sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Greek